Effective May 1, 2016, the Ottawa Police Service will respond to by-law calls only when there is a known risk of serious bodily harm or death, when there are indicators of danger for serious bodily harm to a person(s) or when By-Law Services are on scene and require police assistance.

OPS will cease responding to by-law calls that do not have a public safety aspect such as stated above.  All calls for service pertaining to by-law infractions, which are not determined to have a serious public safety component, shall be referred to the City of Ottawa By-Law Services.