Community Outreach

Public Interest Meetings

The Police Service Board occassionaly holds special ”public interest” meetings 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.

2019 Meetings

 Ottawa Police Services Board launches survey, community town hall, to assist its search for a new Chief of Police

The Ottawa Police Services Board has commenced its national search for a new Chief of Police and wants to hear first from the community on what it should be looking for in an ideal candidate.Starting today, community members can provide their feedback through an online survey on what they believe are the issues and challenges facing the Ottawa Police Service; the top priorities for the next Chief of Police; and the required attributes, skills, and experience needed to be successful in the role. The survey is being launched in collaboration with the executive search firm conducting the recruitment, Odgers Berndtson.

The survey can be accessed from the following link, and will remain open until Friday, June 7, 2019, at 4:00 pm:

The Board will also be hosting a community town hall to gather feedback from those who would rather provide their comments in person. The details are as follows:

When: Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 5:00-8:00 pm

Where: St. Elias Centre, 750 Ridgewood Avenue

If you are interested in attending the community town hall, kindly register at the following link:



2018 Meetings

Strengthening Police and Community Relationships

The Ottawa Police Services Board, in collaboration with the Ottawa Police Service, has developed this survey to better understand residents' perceptions of crime, neighbourhood concerns and satisfaction with police services in the city of Ottawa.

Your participation in completing the survey will assist us to determine future directions and police priorities.  The information collected will be used to better address the needs of residents, to enhance service delivery, and to strengthen community relations.

The survey should only take 10-15 minutes to complete. It is completely voluntary and anonymous.  You are not asked to identify yourself, and all information collected will remain confidential.

Please answer each question that applies to you.  You will be asked to either check a square * or type your answer in the space provided. You must be 18 years of age or older to complete the survey.

Lets Chat:  Strategic Priorities

The Ottawa Police Services Board and Ottawa Police Service invite you to join a discussion on the future of policing in Ottawa and provide input into the development of the 2019-2021 Strategic Plan for the Ottawa Police Service.

Registration requires a first name and email address to distribute pre-event documents and to gather follow-up feedback.

Register  Tuesday July 10, 5-7 pm Heron Road Community Centre, 1480 Heron Rd.

Register  Wednesday July 11, 5-7 pm Alexander Community Centre, 960 Silver St.

Register  Thursday July 12, 6-8 pm Overbrook Community Centre, 33 Quill St.

Register  Saturday July 14, 2-4 pm Accora Village Recreation Centre, 98 Woodridge Cr



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.