In an effort for engagement and mobilization to prevent racial and social profiling as well as fostering an essential partnership to get to know and communicate better on a daily basis, Mr. Luc Larocque, chief inspector at the RIPTB and Mr. Isaac Weiss, responsible for the Shomrim, were invited to discuss during a provincial webinar on the importance to get to know each other among partners in order to offer services adapted to citizens.
“We have established a partnership that lasts over time. This partnership makes it possible to intervene and interact with members of the TOSH community on security issues, with a better knowledge of their habits and customs and a better knowledge of our role and responsibility on the part of citizens.” Said Luc Larocque, chief inspector at the RIPTB
Mainly involved in communication issues, these partners have learned over time to know each other, to separate the roles and functions of each other and to coordinate their actions. Proactive, they do not wait for the crisis to communicate and mobilize, on the contrary!
The Shomrim are organizations of proactive volunteer Jewish civilian patrols which have been set up in Hassidic communities in neighborhoods across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom (among other countries) to combat burglary, vandalism, mugging, assault, domestic violence, nuisance crimes, antisemitic attacks, and to help and support victims of crime. They also help locate missing people.
Shomrim volunteers are unarmed and do not have the authority to make arrests, other than citizen’s arrests. They are effective in tracking and detaining suspects until police arrive.