Community comes together and rallies:
On Thursday, March 24th, 2016 we came together, Community leaders, groups and Ottawa Police to engage in discussions with regards to community safety in light of the recent homicide on Jasmine Crescent.
The meeting was very productive and we will be working together as a community to create a safety network that can reach thousands of residents. 30,000+ Social media touchpoints and 15,000+ email contacts now tie this community together.
This is something that can serve as a model for the City of Ottawa. There were many good ideas and a great deal of support for the information that I have already brought forward to the Police Chief (Recreation programs, New School programs, pop-up policing, examining CCTV, etc.).
“We have an amazing community and together, we won’t let the actions of a few destroy it!” said Councillor Tim Tierney
Please join the community on Sunday, April 10th 2016; 2pm at Lester B. Pearson High School (2072 Jasmine Cres) for "This is OUR community" walk to Gloucester High School.
At the conclusion of the walk, various community leaders will be onsite in the Gloucester High School lobby (2060 Ogilvie) from 2:30pm-4:00pm. This will be an open house meeting for members of the community to meet and converse their ideas with myself, Crime Prevention Ottawa and the Ottawa Police Service.
Walk information page: - https://www.facebook.com/events/939316982789178/
The following groups were in attendance:
Laurie Beaudoin (Mother of Connor Stevenson)-Ottawa Police-Ottawa Neighbourhood Watch-Gloucester Housing-Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard-Gloucester High School-Gloucester Islamic Society-Sanad Collective-Rideau High School-Pine Grove Bible Church-North Gloucester Giants-Gloucester Center Hockey Association-Sutton Place East-Scouts Canada-Crime Prevention Ottawa-Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre-Ottawa Public Library-Gloucester Recreation Development Organization-Lester B Pearson High School-Beacon Hill Community Association-Somali Mothers Association
The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) works very hard at making our communities as safe as possible. Unfortunately, crime does occur and it is important to work with OPS to ensure our neighbourhoods and streets are secure. The following contacts and links are to assist residents in combating crime.
Make the right call:
911: life-threatening emergency / crime in progress
613.230.6211: other emergencies
613.236.1222 x7300: theft, property damage, missing person, stolen vehicle
613.236.1222: Community Police Centres / all other enquiries
To access the Ottawa Crime Mapping Tool, please go here.
For Ottawa Crime Statistics, please go here.
To learn more about the Neighbourhood Watch program and to get involved, please go here.
For Community Police Centres, please go here.