City-wide targeted proactive patrol initiatives in effect

City-wide targeted proactive patrol initiatives in effect

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

(Ottawa) – The Ottawa Police Service has initiated a targeted proactive patrol initiative, tailored to the new reality of the majority of the City’s businesses being closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Along with regular patrols, Ottawa Police has identified sectors throughout the city with a high concentration of restaurants, small businesses and manufacturing industries. The sectors are further broken down into sub-sectors, where officers are assigned specific areas to patrol during their shift.

The increased officer presence is to prevent crimes and keep our city and businesses safe. A great example is the work done by our frontline this past weekend in responding and arresting suspects in four break and enters.

The Ottawa Police would like to remind residents that effective and efficient policing can only be achieved through a collaborative effort and partnership. If you see something, say something.

For further information on keeping your business safe, please refer to our: Tips on how to increase the safety of your business.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-8477 or at 

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