Celebrating Canada's 150th birthday with a look at policing 'then and now' in Ottawa
Posted on Tuesday, May 09, 2017 07:15 AM
By Lysia Filotas, May 2017
(with records from 'The History of the Ottawa Police' by Gilles Larochelle)
It's hard to believe, but the city of Ottawa in its many forms, has been around for longer than Canada has been a country. Our community was actually established in 1855, a full dozen years before confederation.
In celebration of our country's birthday, we will be taking a 'then and now' look at various aspects of policing, starting with a brief history.
One hundred and fifty years...
Ottawa man charged with child pornography offences
Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:15 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, February 23, 2017 4:25 pm
(Ottawa) – In late November 2016, a member of the National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre (NCECC) conducted a proactive covert online child exploitation investigation in a publicly available chat room. This chat room was a well-known area for child exploitation offenders to encounter vulnerable children for a sexual purpose.
In late January 2017 the Ottawa Police Ice Unit (ICE) received a report from Google...
Shooting on Chesterton Drive results in minor injuries
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2016 09:30 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, December 12, 2016 3:30pm
(Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police Service Central Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating a shooting in the 0-100 block of Chesterton Drive.
On December 12, 2016, at approximately 2:30am, the Ottawa Police received several calls about shots fired in the Chesterton Drive area. Patrol officers responded to the area and found evidence that shots had been fired through a door.
A bullet grazed one occupant of the unit, who received minor...
3rd anniversary of fatal hit and run of Michael Morlang--police seeking tips
Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2016 03:00 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, August 11, 2016 8:00am
(Ottawa) – August 11th marks the third anniversary of the fatal hit and run of Michael Morlang on Frank Kenny Road, in Ottawa.
The Ottawa Police Service is still looking for information that could lead to the arrest and prosecution of the person(s) responsible, per the April 1st $25,000 Reward.
A handful of tips have been received by Ottawa Police since the reward was announced early April; however Collision Unit investigators are still...
Be alert and share the road!
Posted on Thursday, July 07, 2016 11:00 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, July 7, 2016 3:00pm
(Ottawa)— Summer weather means there is an increase in road construction, as well as different types of road users like cyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians out on our local streets.
Safer Roads Ottawa partners want to remind drivers that, by law, cyclists can take the full lane when a vehicle is unable to pass without leaving at least one (1) metre of space between the car and the cyclist.
Cyclists can take the whole lane when...