May 17, 2024 Newsletter

May 17, 2024 newsletter from Rawlson King, City Councillor for Rideau-Rockcliffe.

Emergency Services News

Fire Service Career Advancement Seminar - May 28

The Allied Firefighters of Canada host a Fire Service Career Advancement Seminar on May 28 from 7 to 9:30 pm on Zoom. Admission is free. Register for the Zoom link by clicking here. Learn how to get into the fire service, about diversity, equity and inclusion and career advancement strategies, tactics and training tips, plus networking. Visit for details. 


Ottawa Fire Services Hiring - Apply by May 26

Apply for an Ottawa Career Firefighter position. Applications are being accepted until May 26, 2024. For more details, please visit


28 Police recruits welcomed at Badge Ceremony

The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) hosted a Badge Ceremony on May 10 to formally recognize 28 recruits hired in October 2023. Chief Eric Stubbs and Ottawa Police Service Board Chair Salim Fakirani welcomed the diverse and talented class, ready to serve the Ottawa community with dedication, professionalism, and passion. While several recruits were raised in the Ottawa, Ottawa Valley and Gatineau areas, others have ties across Canada, including Northern Ontario, Toronto, Montreal, Laval, and the East Coast. Internationally, some recruits have lived experience in the United States, Germany, England, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, France, Haiti, Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Pakistan. In addition to English and French, the recruits speak various languages, including American Sign Language (ASL), Arabic, Japanese, Creole, Korean, German, Farsi, Dari and some Pashtu. For details, please visit

Survey on the use of in-car cameras - Open until June 3


The Ottawa Police Service is launching a new public survey to seek feedback on the introduction of in-car camera pilot project. The OPS is conducting in-person consultations, but residents are encouraged to complete this short survey to offer their feedback at The survey will close on June 3, 2024. Once we have collected feedback, OPS will launch an initial pilot project to ensure the devices function as expected and identify any issues prior to expanding it Service-wide. This is part of the modernization of our Service with the introduction of our new Digital Evidence Information Management System (DEIMS). DEIMS is part of a program launched by the Solicitor General of Ontario and the Ministry of the Attorney General’s office to help create common resources for all police services across the province. Vehicles equipped with in-car cameras will also use wireless mics to capture audio when an officer exits the vehicle. Wireless mics are paired to the in-car camera and have a range of 1,000 feet (300 m). When recording, a red flashing light will be visible, as well, every two minutes the wireless mic will beep. Officers will attach the wireless mics to their vest (chest) utilizing a RapidLock mount. The OPS currently operates five vehicles with a three-external mounted camera ALPR system, that solely uses ALPR technology. More information about in-car cameras and ALPRs can be found at We want to thank residents for helping to provide feedback on the launch of our pilot project. If you have questions, you can email [email protected]


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