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More police expected in ByWard Market, downtown, at beaches, parks as Ottawa takes first reopening step

The Ottawa Police Service says its officers will take a zero tolerance approach to disorderly behaviours.
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Byward Market sign, February 28, 2018. Mike Vlasveld/ CityNews Ottawa

The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) says residents will notice an increased police presence in the ByWard Market and downtown, as well as at beaches and parks, starting this evening.  

The increased effort by police, in conjunction with OC Transpo and city by-law officials, coincides with the Step 1 of Ontario's reopening plan

The OPS says its officers will take a zero tolerance approach to disorderly behaviours, such as Liquor Licence Act offences and criminal activity that can negatively impact residents, visitors and businesses. 

Police will also assist City By-law officers in ensuring the overall respect of the Step 1 restrictions.

Incidents can be reported online at ottawapolice.ca/report, by calling the non-emergency number 613-236-1222, extension 7300, or by dialling 911 in the case of an emergency or a crime in progress.

Anyone not obeying provincial public health regulations can be reported to City of Ottawa by-law through 311.

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