Events History


 Chronological List Of Events

  1. On May 1st, 2000, had it's first information meeting, with Councillor Rick O’Brien as the chair. In attendance were Senior Constable Beth Ethier and Sergeant Todd Mahoney.
     
  2. On May 8th, 2000, LVTCPC had it's first official meeting. At that time we had nine members who were interested in becoming full time members. The Executive was chosen that night.
     
  3. On Thursday, August 3, 2000, the LVTCPC sponsored the O.P.P. Golden Helmets Motorcycle Precision Driving Team. Hundreds of people attended the riding display at the Wal-Mart Parking Lot.
     
  4. On August 16, 2000, the LVTCPC attended a promotion at Wal-Mart where we assisted the O.P.P. with finger printing and the LVTCPC also distributed many community policing related pamphlets.
     
  5. On September 9, 2000, the LVTCPC assisted with a fun day at Alice and Fraser Park and once again assisted with finger printing and distributed many pamphlets.
     
  6. On September 30, 2000, the LVTCPC participated in the Seat Belt Challenge. Our teams surveyed 392 vehicles, 338 were wearing seat belts and 54 were not. This gave Laurentian Valley an average of 86% of the driver's wearing seat belts while travelling in the Township.
     
  7. On December 11, 2000, the LVTCPC with invited guests have a Christmas dinner meeting at the Best Western restaurant.
     
  8. In May, 2001, the Road Safety Car Rally was held. The Laurentian Valley, Chalk River, Petawawa, and Whitewater Community Policing Committees assisted the Upper Ottawa Valley O.P.P. detachment with the Road Safety rally. There were a total of 23 vehicles that participated. A BBQ / reception was held at the conclusion of the race at the Alice and Fraser Recreation Center.
     
  9. In May, 2001, Susan Lewis and O.P.P. Constable Maggie Hopewell attended a Community Policing Conference in Centralia, Ontario. There were many interesting workshops at the event.
     
  10. In August and September, 2001, Committee members went for “ride-a-longs” with the officers of the Upper Ottawa Valley O.P.P. Detachment.
     
  11. In August and September of 2001, Laurentian Valley Township Community Policing Committee sponsors a “School Bus Safety” advertisement in the local newspapers in conjunction with the start of school.
     
  12. Laurentian Valley Township Community Policing Committee purchases a Genesis Radar Unit for the local O.P.P. Detachment and it was dedicated to patrols in the Township.
     
  13. On September 22, 2001, the Committee organized a workshop for community policing, re: problem solving, was held with attendance from the Town of Petawawa and Laurentian ValleyTownship Community Policing Committee members attending. Staff Sergeant Brian Carty and Retired Staff Sergeant Gary Jewer conducted the workshop.
     
  14. On Sunday, September 23, 2001, 4 members of the Committee travelled to a luncheon in Smith Falls to receive O.P.P. Volunteer Recognition pins and pens.
     
  15. In December, 2001, the Committee with invited guests have a Christmas dinner meeting at the Best Western restaurant.
     
  16. In the Spring of 2002, the Committee purchased coupons from Brum’s Dairy, and then arranged for O.P.P. officers to distribute these coupons to children as rewards for proper bicycle safety.
     
  17. On October 21, 2002, Committee member S. Lewis and Sr. Const. Beth Ethier attended a Community Policing Association workshop in Ottawa, for Environmental Design, Terrorism, and Safety for Businesses.
     
  18. In the Fall of 2002, Committee members assisted, in Laurentian Valley Township, with the Province wide seatbelt survey
     
  19. For 2003, the Committee prepared a aggressive plan of initiatives that was to continue throughout the year. The initiatives include:

    1. Winter Driving Safety - Star 96 radio ads by the Laurentian Valley Community Policing Committee on winter driving safety issues.
       
    2. Safety and Security for Seniors - A presentation on the “ABC’s of Fraud”
       
    3. 911 Civic Addressing - An initiative to remind residents of the importance of ensuring that your civic address is visible day and night.
       
    4. Pedestrian Safety - An initiative using radio ads from the Laurentian Valley Community Policing Committee to remind residents of proper pedestrian safety, particularly at night, coupled with a reflective clothing program.
       
    5. Use of the Radar Board to remind residents of the importance of driving safely within established speed limits.
       
    6. George Chevalier Presentation on Youth and Drugs - An initiative to have a presentation by this high profile person on his personal family experience with drugs for residents of the area.
       
    7. Internet Safety - An initiative to make parents aware of the dangers of the Internet to children and what they can do about it.
       
    8. The Block Parents Program in Laurentian Valley was terminated when the volunteer co-ordinator moved out of the Township. This program should start up again if another group of residents is willing to participate.
       
    9. The Neighbourhood Watch program - Improvements in the organization of this program. Signs are in place in some areas. 
       
  20. In the Spring of 2003, Committee members assisted, in Laurentian Valley Township, with the Province wide seatbelt survey.
     
  21. The Laurentian Valley Community Policing Committee recently assisted in the Ontario Crime Control Commission 2003 Awards of Excellence. The event took place in Petawawa on May 22, 2003. The Town of Petawawa and Laurentian Valley Township sponsored the event and Sean Conway, M.P.P. made the presentation.
     
  22. The Laurentian Valley Community Policing Committee arranged for a presentation by the Eastern Region O.P.P. Rural Agricultural Crime Team (RACT). The event was held on May 29, 2003 and the presenter was Detective Constable Gary Dougherty.