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My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place – police, firefighters, and members of our armed forces.

– Sidney Sheldon

Join us for unique and enlightening conversations with members from the Ottawa Police Service Tactical and Explosives Unit, OPS, Human Trafficking, Forensics Ident, Blood Splatter, Canine Unit, Ottawa Paramedic Unit.

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Do you know what the Ottawa Police Service Tactical Team does?

Tactical members are devoted to the safe resolution of high-risk incidents and the provision of expert tactical support services in specialized areas.

The Ottawa Police Tactical Unit responds to calls related to disturbed persons, explosives as well as executing warrants for specialty units such as the Drug Unit, Guns & Gangs Section, Internet Child Exploitation Unit, and more etc…

Our Tactical members have very specialized skills such as sniper training, rappelling and explosives. To join the Tactical Unit, internal applicants must achieve a score of 90% in the Ontario Police Fitness test. They must then pass a “job specific” physical test which incorporates a lot of the activities in which a tactical member is expected to perform on a daily basis. Candidates who successfully complete the physical tests then proceed to an interview and those who successfully complete these three phases, attend a very demanding process known a ‘Selection Week’. Tactical Unit applicants who pass Selection Week must then also endure and pass a physically and mentally challenging 12-week Tactical Hostage Rescue Course.