The Ottawa Police Service believes in being a diverse and non-discriminatory police service.
Building partnerships with our community is an important part of community policing. It is a successful way to establish clearer communication and trust between the police and Ottawa's increasingly diverse community. By mobilizing community resources and working together, community-police partnerships can play an active role in problem-solving and crime prevention.
Diversity and Race Relations
The Diversity and Race Relations Section was established in 1995 and is staffed by two police officers and an outreach worker to ensure that the police respond effectively, appropriately, and sensitively to all members of the community, particularly those who have traditionally been marginalized by society. They work to strengthen communication between police and immigrants, visible minorities and Aboriginal peoples through various initiatives including monthly Community Police Action Committee (COMPAC) meetings. The Diversity and Race Relations Section also play a lead role in facilitating monthly meetings with the GLBT Liaison Committee and facilitating Flag and Banner events.
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