Cst. Marc Soucy Cst. Chuck Benoit
The Media Relations Section can be contacted at 613-236-1222, ext. 5366
Media can contact the Ottawa Police Divisional Duty Desks for assistance when the Media Relations office is closed:
- East Division Duty Desk at 613-236-1222, ext. 3212
- Central Division Duty Desk at 613-236-1222, ext. 5212
- West Division Duty Desk at 613-236-1222, ext. 2912
Welcome to the Media Room
The Media Relations Section plays a key role within the Police Service in terms of building and maintaining the public's understanding and support of our services. Our goal is to provide timely and accurate information to the public, via the media. This is done by issuing news releases, holding news conferences, responding to media inquiries and arranging interviews with our officers and personnel.
In 2006, the Media Relations Section was restructured to reflect the increased demands on the Ottawa Police Service for media relations and the evolution of the news business.
Media Relations spokespeople:
Cst. Marc Soucy has been with the Ottawa Police Service since 1988. During his career, he worked in several sections including Patrol, Sexual Assault/Child Abuse, Community Policing, and School Resource Officer. Marc joined the Media Relations Section in March 2011 and he looks forward to new challenges before him.
Cst. Chuck Benoit has been with the Ottawa Police Service since 2001. During his career, he worked as a Patrol officer, a Neighbourhood officer, a Community Police officer. He started as a Bike Instructor for the Ottawa Police in 2003 and became a Master Bike Instructor in 2011. He was a Liaison for nine years with local youth group home. He is also certified to work with the Marine Unit. Chuck joined the Media Relations Section in June 2013.