May 24, 2024 Newsletter

May 24, 2024 newsletter from Rawlson King, City Councillor for Rideau-Rockcliffe.

Emergency Services News

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

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. 


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]


New Use of Force Review Panel - Call for Applications - Until June 10


The Ottawa Police Service Community Equity Council (CEC) is looking for community members to join the new Use of Force Review Panel. Applications are due by Monday, June 10, 2024. The Use of Force Review Panel will review Use of Force case files and make specific recommendations on service delivery improvements to address systemic issues (for the police service and possibly other service providers). The Panel will also have a role, with the Community Equity Council, in the annual Use of Force data analysis, recommendations, reporting, and action planning. The Panel has its own Terms of Reference and members of the panel will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement and do a background check after being interviewed.  People selected for the panel will be compensated for their work with the Panel. Learn more at


Ottawa Police Diversity Celebration - June 27 - Groups welcome to book a table!

The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) is thrilled to announce its annual Diversity Celebration on June 27, 2024, from 4 to 6 pm at 474 Elgin Street (Front entrance). This event aligns with Canadian Multiculturalism Day and Welcoming Ottawa Week, highlighting the rich tapestry of diversity in our city. Join OPS in honoring the multitude of cultures that contribute to our vibrant community, featuring music, cuisine, and entertainment generously provided by our diverse communities. We warmly invite all our community partners and media to participate in this celebration. Come and immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere, paying homage to Ottawa's multicultural community. If you would like to showcase your culture with a display table, kindly click the link below to secure your spot. Space is limited, so act swiftly. Click here to register for a table.


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