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.
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: https://survey.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cTsuhrV6UaExSnz
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: https://survey.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5cZOe2GouJuSJ49
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
Let’s Chat: Priorities
Thursday, November 5, 2015
|St. Elias Centre,
750 Ridgewood Ave
| Lets Chat Session
Traffic Stop Race Data Collection Project (TSRDCP)
Thursday, February 6, 2014
|Clark Hall, RA Centre
2451 Riverside Drive
31 January 2013
|Clark Hall, RA Centre
2451 Riverside Drive
24 September 2012
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.