If you suspect that drugs are being sold on the street or if there is so much traffic in and out of a house that you think drugs are being sold please report it! If you are witnessing drugs being sold or used, call 613-230-6211. If you have information about drugs, report it at 613-236-1222, ext. 7300.
If you are afraid of your neighbours or if you are aware of any criminal or drug activities and wish to report them and remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 613-233-TIPS (8477), or visit www.Crimestoppers.ca and use their electronic reporting form (Tips on Line). Crime Stoppers is a community-based program designed to receive anonymous tips that assist the police in solving crime.
The Needle Hunter Program is a component of the City of Ottawa’s corporate response to the issue of discarded needles/glass stems.
The City’s Discarded Needles/Glass Stems policy protects the public and the environment by promptly removing discarded needles and glass stems within the City, on public property. The corporate program includes the City’s 3-1-1 24 hour helpline, to arrange for the needles to be picked-up; needle drop boxes strategically located throughout the city at fire stations, pharmacies, hospitals, city buildings and community agencies to facilitate public access to safe disposal of syringes; and a needle hunter program.
In place since 1998, the Needle Hunter Program operates from April 1st to November 30th each year, 7 days a week. This work is contracted out to a social service agency through a tendering process. The Needle Hunters proactively search and collect discarded needles/glass stems and other drug using equipment as well as condoms in locations of particular need, each morning from 7 to 9 a.m.
Remember, if you find a needle on your property or in the community, call the City of Ottawa at 3-1-1 for disposal information and what to do with used needles.
For more informations please contact :
Paul Lavigne. Harm Reduction Project Officer
613-580-2424, ext. 26097
Working group on Drugs and Prostitution
The next meeting of this working group is on Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the City Church- 155 Carillon Street.
Light refreshments will be served. Attached is the minutes from last meeting .
We appreciate your time and enthusiasm. Together we can make a difference.
r.s.v.p. to Francine Demers, Crime Prevention Ottawa firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-580-2424 ext. 22454