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Well done Emily. I hope nobody ever has to use this line, but if needed it's nice to have the name of a sergent that will listen and act upon the info to apprehend the culprit promptly.

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Trish Ferguson is a very good, discrete, and kind police officer who truly cares about sex workers and does the best she can with the tools she has. She is a good person to reach out to if there are any problems...

 

..but yes, hopefully no one needs to call her.

 

Thank you for posting this Em!

Nat xox

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Thanks, Emily J. I was looking for her name just this week all over cerb and couldn't find it. Had to PM someone to get it. I think a sticky is a very good idea.

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I think a sticky is a very good idea.

 

I would suggest a sticky here, and perhaps one in the bad-date section, as that would seem another appropriate location to have the information available.

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Trish is away on course. I was robbed yesterday. Anyone know where I report this? Who is replacing Trish? Who else deals with sex trade workers?

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I'm really sorry this has happened, Valerie =(

 

Kelly Lyle would be a good person to get in touch with. She's with OPS and also sex worker friendly. I'm trying to find her contact information online but I'm having a bit of a hard time. Can someone help me find her info?

 

If you call the general OPS line tomorrow, and ask to be transferred to her, they should give you her extension.

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Trish is away on course. I was robbed yesterday. Anyone know where I report this? Who is replacing Trish? Who else deals with sex trade workers?

 

I am so sorry to hear about this. I hope you will find the help you need. Robbery could happen to anyone, so I am not sure if you could just contact the police department?

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I just copied these from Emily's original post - hopefully Trish's replacement will be monitoring the voicemail.

And I too am sorry to hear this happened.

 

Sergeant Patricia Ferguson

Sexual Assault Section

Tel. 613-236-1222, ext. 5463

 

 

Or, to anonymously report to the police any kind of bad behaviour you've experienced:

 

Bad Date Line

Call 1-800-303-5407 - anonymously.

http://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/ServingOttawa/SectionsAndUnits/saca/baddateline.aspx

 

 

 

If you wish to speak with an officer regarding an assault or receive more information regarding the investigation process, you may contact the Sexual Assault Unit directly at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944.[/i]

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I ended up dealing with Trish again over the recent robbery. She was very helpful in explaining how to proceed and what information I need to provide and what information I did NOT need to provide.

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Thank you for the contact info and links. You are a great resource, and advocate for the industry.

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It is a strange state of affairs that needs to search for police that will help SP's. The average police officer should protect and serve sex workers. That should be the standard.

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Unfortunately, Trish has left SACA and will no longer be able to be a point of contact for us. (I don't know where she is going or what she will be doing, just that she is still with OPS, but I hope this is a positive for her.)

 

Here is her replacement's information:

 

Sergeant Alison Cookson

Sexual Assault and Child Abuse

613-236-1222 ext 5463

[email protected]

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It is a strange state of affairs that needs to search for police that will help SP's. The average police officer should protect and serve sex workers. That should be the standard.

 

I agree. When I go to the massage parlor they want to see I.D. when you get a tan, yet nobody asks for I.D. when you get a massage. Strange. I understand everyone wants to be discreet. However discretion is a two way street and I don't think any of the parties involved would want to risk that. Besides if you are a hobbyist and afraid of being found out, try a new hobby like collecting stamps or like the fortune cookie says stick with your wife. I remember going to a strip club in the states and I had to show I.D. or else no C.R. room. Yes places have cameras and bouncers but those are reactionary measures. I think clients should show I.D. it could help catch a stalker. Clubs or parlors should issue membership cards. After 10 visits you get a freebie, like the Subway card or something. Sex workers are people to and shouldn't be dismissed. If you ever saw the movie Turbo Kid. The girl gives a blunt lesson in self defense. Go for the eyes, throat, groin. Be careful out there.

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After 10 visits you get a freebie, like the Subway card or something.

Geez! What Subway do you go to?

 

:biggrin:

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