The first half of May our local police department has been very active:
Police officers from the Régie intermunicipale de police Thérèse-De Blainville are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding shots that were fired at a residence in Rosemère on May 11th. The events occurred on Tuesday, May 10, around 11:30 p.m. A call was made to the 9-1-1 central, concerning possible shots fired at a residence. It is important to mention that no one was injured during the event. The police met with several witnesses from the area and examined the scene, assisted by the Sûreté du Québec, in order to establish the circumstances surrounding this event.
On Monday, May 9, between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., two drivers received a statement of offense for excessive speeding. The culprits were caught by the police speeding at 114 and 118 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on Labelle Boulevard in Rosemère. In this case, the fine and the demerit points are doubled. In addition, there is an immediate suspension of the driver’s license for a period of 7 days.The RIPTB is present on the road and reminds the population to respect the indicated speed.
On May 11th at École Terre Soleil, RIPTB police officers were present in the morning to make motorists aware of the safety of students on walks, bicycles or scooters. The RIPTB stated that it is important to respect the drop-off areas in order to facilitate movement around schools.
Deployment of mixed psychosocial and local police intervention teams in the Laurentians region
Quebec City, May 6, 2022 / The Minister for Health and Social Services, Lionel Carmant, accompanied by the Member of Parliament for Saint-Jérôme, Youri Chassin, the deployment of mixed psychosocial and local police intervention teams in the Laurentians region.
An amount of $516,400 was granted to support the deployment of these practices which generally consist of combining a psychosocial intervention with a police intervention.
This project aims to ensure an appropriate response to people going through a crisis situation and to limit hospitalizations, court proceedings or the use of specialized resources when this is not necessary.
For the implementation and consolidation of mixed practices of psychosocial and local police interventions in Quebec, the investments of the Ministry of Health and Social Services and the Ministry of Public Security will be $42.7 million and $14 million respectively for a total of $57.2 million.
The RIPTB is involved in the deployment of mixed psychosocial and local police intervention teams in the Laurentians region and since 2021, a specialized CISSS intervention team has been working inside the offices of the police department in order to support the police during daily interventions in matters of mental health, homelessness, drug addiction, and to ensure adequate follow-ups with those affected.
“Experiments with mixed practices of psychosocial and local police interventions have demonstrated their effectiveness, and we are proud to be able to support the deployment of such teams in the Laurentians region. This measure aims to better respond to both public safety issues and the health and social services needs of people in crisis or vulnerable situations facing various psychosocial difficulties. This is an innovative action put forward in our mental health action plan 2022-2026” said Lionel Carmant, Minister for Health and Social Services