The Ottawa Police Association and Senior Officers’ Association, with the support and collaboration of the Ottawa Police Service and The Beechwood Cemetery Foundation, initiated the development of the Ottawa Police Service Memorial Cemetery which officially opened in October 2011.
Responsible for the Cemetery’s landscaping and maintenance, Beechwood will continue to demonstrate its commitment to OPS members and their families for decades to come, having set aside a parcel of land that will provide for over 350 lots of varying sizes.
Beechwood is the National Cemetery of Canada and is home to the Ottawa Police Service Memorial Cemetery.
The cemetery provides all members with an opportunity to publicly display the pride that we all share in our organization, as well as providing a central spot for all of our families to be buried and visited in the years ahead.
- celebrates over 150 years of policing;
- recognizes members and their families for their commitment to community;
- honours members and their families for their community work through policing; and
- celebrates pride in policing.
The Ottawa Police Service Memorial Cemetery is offered to all OPS regular members, veterans of all amalgamated police forces, civil servants employed by the Ottawa Police Service and their families.
Click here to obtain a PDF of the application form.
Select a link below to see several views of the proposed Landscape Plan for the Ottawa Police Service Memorial Cemetery.
Families have the option of both casket burial and/or urn interment with up to 16 urns in a two-grave family lot. Each location is designed to accommodate an upright monument with the OPS crest and surname of the member prominently placed at the top. Monuments are constructed in a variety of colours, and designed to allow eight or more names, enabling many generations of casket or cremation burials in one location.
Beechwood will be adding niche structures within the OPS Cemetery. Contact us to learn the availability of the columbarium.
For no-obligation inquiries, contact one of our Beechwood liaisons at Beechwood, Funeral, Cemetery, and Cremation Services
Make a donation to the Ottawa Police Service Memorial Cemetery
The Ottawa Police Service Memorial Cemetery Committee needs your support for current and future projects and programs. The Beechwood Cemetery Foundation issues tax-deductible receipts for donations of $20 or more. The charitable registration number is 88811 2018 RR0001.