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Targeted proactive patrol initiatives in effect for Ottawa Police


March 24, 2020
By Staff

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 stated it 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 the city and businesses safe,” the service announced in a news release. “A great example is the work done by our frontline this past weekend in responding and arresting suspects in four break and enters.”