Community and Police Action Committee Seeking New Members

I am pleased to share the following news release from the Ottawa Police Service.

NEWS RELEASE/COMMUNIQUÉ
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 27, 2017
COMPAC Seeking New Members

(Ottawa) – The Community and Police Action Committee (COMPAC), is a city-wide community-police advisory and coordinating body which works in partnership with the Ottawa Police Service, indigenous, racialized and religious communities. It is currently seeking new members to represent the following communities: Inuit, Somali, Arab, Central African (Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Rwanda), Jewish, Latin American, Afghan and South East Asian.

COMPAC is also looking for representatives of service agencies working with diverse communities, who can bring valuable knowledge and experience.

Through representation on COMPAC, each community representative has a voice at the table with the Ottawa Police Service (OPS), which helps all stakeholders understand the challenges and concerns from different communities and also find solutions.

COMPAC has undergone several changes in leadership. Police Co-Chair, Deputy Chief Steve Bell has replaced retiring Deputy Chief Ed Keeley. Ketcia Peters succeeds Awad Loubani as community co-chair, and Robert Yip succeeds Lynda Kitchikeesic-Juden as community vice-chair.

COMPAC thanks Deputy Chief Keeley, Awad Loubani and Lynda Kitchikeesic-Juden for their many years of dedicated service in promoting positive community-police relations.

Community members normally serve two-year terms as volunteers, participate in subcommittee work and attend monthly meetings held the second Thursday of the month from 4 to 7 pm. The qualities sought in members include: demonstrated leadership within the community, willingness to engage in a positive dialogue with the Ottawa Police Service; comfortable in a cross-cultural setting and having an understanding of diversity and race relations issues; good communication skills, initiative and commitment, good team member and fluent in English.

If you, or someone you know, would like to become a member of COMPAC and would like more information, contact our Diversity and Race Relations Section at 613-236-1222, ext. 5011 or e-mail compac@ottawapolice.ca.

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CONTACT:
Ottawa Police Service, Diversity and Race Relations Section
Telephone: 613236-1222, ext. 5011
E-Mail: compac@ottawapolice.ca