Auditor General Tables the Audit of the Ottawa Police Service’s Response to the Convoy Protest – Collaboration with the City
Ottawa – Today, Auditor General Nathalie Gougeon tabled the Audit of the Ottawa Police Service’s Response to the Convoy Protest – Collaboration with the City. Given the significant impact that the convoy protest had on the City of Ottawa (City) and its residents, the Auditor General accepted the request to conduct a review of the response of the Ottawa Police Service (OPS).
“It is very important that coordination and communications, between all partners, during emergencies, are maintained,” explained Ms. Gougeon. “It allows each party to maximize their responses – whether it is traffic management or public safety.”
Ms. Gougeon and her team identified opportunities for improvement in the collaboration between the OPS and the City to be considered in the response to future emergencies, including sharing of intelligence and plans, leveraging expertise of City staff and formalizing roles and responsibilities for communications during an event.
The objective of the audit was to assess whether the collaboration between the OPS and the City, in response to the convoy protest, was timely and effective in supporting each organization’s overall objectives.
The Auditor General’s recommendations are focused on opportunities for collaboration to improve the response to a future event.
There are 4 recommendations and Ottawa Police Service management agreed with all of them.
A full copy of the audit report is available on the Auditor General’s website at www.oagottawa.ca.
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