Ottawa Police Services Board and Ottawa Police Service Conduct Public Opinion Research on Policing Services


The Ottawa Police Services Board (OPSB) and the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) are seeking public input on policing services through a variety of methods this summer. Specifically, OPSB will solicit residents’ perceptions on safety, crime and disorder, community priorities, and police performance.

The Ottawa Police Service Board values the views of all Ottawa residents and welcomes those who do not receive an invitation by mail to participate in the survey to provide input in a survey posted on the OPS website and OPSB website.

In addition, four public consultation sessions are being held in July:

  • Tuesday, July 10, 5-7 p.m., Heron Road Community Centre, 1480 Heron Road;
  • Wednesday, July 11, 5-7 p.m., Alexander Community Centre, 960 Silver Street;
  • Thursday, July 12, 6-8 p.m., Overbrook Community Centre, 33 Quill Street;
  • Saturday, July 14, 2-4 p.m., Accora Village Recreation Centre, 98 Woodridge Crescent.

Online registration for these sessions is now open, but space is limited.

OPSB will also be requesting input from the public via postings in our social media accounts.  So residents will have many ways and opportunities to provide their input. Please submit your input no later than July 31.

The research information gathered in July will assist the OPSB and OPS in identifying public concerns and priorities for the upcoming 2019-2021 Business Plan.

Results from the last public opinion survey conducted in 2015 can be found on the OPS website.