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February 16, 2017: Cst Neilly’s Neighbourhood; Change Is Growth.

February 16, 2017: Cst Neilly’s Neighbourhood;
Change Is Growth.

By Cst. Dawn Neilly.

Recently, you may have come across reports in the news that the Ottawa Police Service is changing its service delivery model. Better use of budget dollars figures largely in the need for change, but there are also other factors that play a role, such as responding to more complex crimes and the needs of a diverse community.

As you can imagine, given the changing times (read: technology), a model that worked in, let’s say 1980 or even a few years ago, no longer fills the bill.

Making sure officers are deployed most effectively has resulted in changes to our community policing program. Community Police Centre catchment areas have been redrawn and this affects the Wellington Community Police Centre.

My area will still be called Wellington but it will include some new territory. Neighbourhoods I am now responsible for are Carlington, Central Park, Westboro, Hintonburg, Mechanicsville, Champlain Park, Hampton Park, Fisher Park and Wellington West.

Four public information sessions were held in January to explain the new service delivery model in detail and to answer questions from residents. If you weren’t able to attend one of these sessions but would like more information, go to this page on the Ottawa Police web site: https://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/news-and-community/Service-Initiative.asp

Or talk to me. I’m still occupying the same space at the Hintonburg Community Centre (1064 Wellington St. W.). I can also be contacted by e-mail at neillyd@ottawapolice.ca or phone at (613) 236-1222, ext. 5871 .

If you have a group that’s interested in learning more, I can come to you. Just e-mail or call to arrange a time. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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