Community Outreach

Public Interest Meetings

The Police Services Board holds special ”public interest” meetings each year on subjects of broad community concern. Depending on the subject, the purpose of these meetings can be one or more of the following: building relations with the public; providing educational opportunities; generating dialogue with the community; mobilizing the community; and receiving input.

2015 Meetings

Let’s Chat:  Priorities
Community Consultation for OPS Business Plan

Thursday, November 5, 2015
6:00 – 9:00 pm

St. Elias Centre,
750 Ridgewood Ave
     

2014 Meetings

 Lets Chat Session
Traffic Stop Race Data Collection Project (TSRDCP)

Thursday, February 6, 2014
6:00 – 9:00 pm

Clark Hall, RA Centre
2451 Riverside Drive
     

2013 Meetings

Traffic Stop Race Data Collection Project (TSRDCP)
FAQs about the Traffic Stop Race Data Project
Pre-consultation graphic
Consultation results graphic

 31 January 2013
6:15 - 9:00 p.m.

Clark Hall, RA Centre
2451 Riverside Drive
     

2012 Meetings

Interested in How the Police Complaints Process Works?

OIPRD Presentation
OPS Presentation

24 September 2012 
7:00 p.m.

Champlain Room
Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Ave. W.
     

Speaking at Board Meetings

The Police Services Board cannot do its job without knowing the needs, concerns and priorities of the community. It gathers that kind of input through several mechanisms, one of which is through hearing delegations at Board meetings. We want to continually improve police services in our City and to do that, we need you to share your concerns or innovative ideas. Even better, get involved in crime prevention programs in your own neighbourhood; information on how to get involved is available on the ottawapolice.ca website.

The Police Services Board entertains public delegations at its regular monthly meetings. As these are business meetings each delegation is restricted to five minutes, not including any questions the Board members may wish to ask you following the presentation. Requests should be made at least one week before the meeting date, and you are encouraged to submit your concerns in writing so they can be distributed to the Board members in advance of the meeting; this allows them to come to the meeting better prepared to discuss it with you. If you would rather not appear before the Board you can submit your comments in writing.

If you are interested in speaking to the Police Services Board, please contact the Board office. Please note that individual complaints are not considered at Board meetings as there is a legislated public complaints process to deal with such matters that must be followed and the Board must not interfere in that process – see the ottawapolice.ca website for details on how to file a complaint.