Make the Right Call - Crime prevention is everyone’s responsibility

Everyone in rural Ottawa plays an important role in helping to keep our communities safe. Community safety is everyone’s responsibility and crime prevention is everyone’s business. Being the eyes and ears in your neighbourhood, it is essential to communicate all suspicious and criminal activity to your community and to police; no matter how trivial you might think it is.

Not all calls are 911 calls. For a police response to a non-emergency situation such a suspicious or unusual event in progress, call 613-230-6211. Or, if you discover that you were a victim of a theft from vehicle or mischief, report it to the Ottawa Police Call Center at 613-236-1222 ext.7300. Remember, your calls matter.

The Community Police Centre is a “community problem-solving centre” and is responsible for delivering crime prevention programs to the community. If you have any safety or security questions or concerns, give us a call. You can reach your nearest CPC office by calling 613-236-1222 and dialing zero. It is important to note that the CPC is not an emergency response centre and that we do not dispatch cars to complaints or crimes in progress.

When a situation arises it is important to know the numbers to call for an appropriate response. Keep the following numbers close by or call the CPC and ask for your very own Make the Right Call fridge magnet.

911 for life-threatening emergencies or crimes in progress

613-230-6211 other emergencies, i.e.: suspicious incident or disturbance

613-236-1222, ext. 7300 the O.P.S. call centre, to report a theft, missing person or stolen vehicle

311 for Bylaw Dispatch Services

613-233-8477 or 1-800-222-8477 for Crime Stoppers. Your call will remain anonymous and Crime Stoppers do not subscribe to call display.

Also, you can find all of these numbers along with other useful information can be found in the red pages at the front of your residential directory.  Finally, if you are ever in doubt as to whether or not you should call police, or you cannot remember the non-emergency numbers, call 911. The caring and professional 911 call takers will steer you in the right direction.