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Supt. Ian Hayes

Ottawa Police Services, CEC


S/Sgt Ian Hayes is a 23-year veteran of policing. He started his career with the Ontario Provincial Police in Kanata, transferring to the Ottawa Police Service in 1999. He has experience working in Frontline Operations, Traffic Escort and Enforcement, Front Desk Services, School Resource Officer, Organized Crime/ Illegal Gambling and has worked as a lead with the Service Initiative Project - Frontline Deployment as well as the OPS Integrated Community Policing Strategy. 

As the S/Sgt in Diversity and Race Relations (DRR), he and his team are focused on and committed to building and maintaining strong relationships with the community. He believes communication, transparency and collaborative problem solving are the three key components to ensuring effective relationship building. He and his team in DRR also ensure members of the Ottawa Police Service respond effectively, appropriately and sensitively to all members of the community, particularly those who have traditionally been marginalized.

Ian is fluent in French and English and speaks Portuguese.  He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He is looking forward to working with the members of the Community Equity Council to increase the trust and confidence the community has in its police service. 

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