Ottawa Police continue long weekend safety initiative

Special to WC Online

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Police continues its enforcement activities in the ByWard Market and Montreal Road areas this long weekend as part of their ongoing community safety initiatives. Officers will be accompanied by OC Transpo special constables and inspectors from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).
“The foot patrol-based enforcement initiatives are aimed at disruptive and illegal behaviours in key areas of the City and are being carried out regularly during the summer months,” noted Supt. Mark Ford, with Frontline Operations.
Officers will conduct walk-throughs of several local bars and assisted the AGCO with compliance checks.
So far this summer, a total of 246 provincial offense notices and warnings were issued for offences like open alcohol, smoking marijuana and public intoxication; and 12 criminal code charges have been laid.

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