Traffic Stop Race Data Collection Project TSRDCP


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The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) is committed to developing and maintaining the trust of the community it serves by providing responsive, effective and equitable policing to all residents. We are committed to the principle that all persons have the right to live and work in an environment that is free of police action based on racial bias and racial profiling.

Starting June 27, 2013, Ottawa Police Officers, by their observation only, began recording the race of the driver at all traffic (motor vehicle) stops. They will do this for a two-year period.

The TSRDCP is the result of a settlement agreement between the Ottawa Police Services Board (Board) and the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC). View the full copy of the agreement. (PDF)* 

For more information or if you have questions please send an email to Insp. Pat Flanagan or call him at 613-236-1222 ext 5586 or

Project Updates

  • Jan. 31, 2013: The 'Let's Chat: Have your Say' Community Consultation was held on Thursday Jan. 31, 2013 at the RA Centre 2451 Riverside Dr., Ottawa with a total of 165 participants.

The Purpose of the Consultation Session was: 

-To raise awareness of the Traffic Stop Race Data Collection Project.

-To provide a forum for the community to ask questions, raise concerns and provide their input to the development of the project.

  • Jan 23, 2013: Tweet Chat- On January 23, a Twitter (@OttawaPolice, #RaceData) was held from 6-8pm. It gave participants the opportunity to have their say, ask questions, anPartnership in Action logod find out more about the project.




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