The Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (Montréal police department - SPVM for short) protects life and property, keeps the peace, maintains public safety, prevents crime and enforces the law. Police staff in neighbourhood stations are there to assist people who want to report an event.
Priority actions in 2021
To provide both safety, and a feeling of safety for residents and others, the SPVM works to maintain public peace and control criminality. During 2021, it will continue to play a key role in local management of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will also participate in discussions beyond the Montréal agglomeration, in particular by participating in work on the police green paper as well as research into promising practices, in collaboration with its partners, to respond to the systemic components of profiling.
The SPVM will also continue its involvement with community partners with regard to social issues, including those related to homelessness, mental health and elder abuse. It will do everything possible to ensure an increasingly strong presence with regard to road safety, safety at school crosswalks (review of analytical criteria) and the integration of new mobility dynamics.
In 2021, the SPVM will deploy efforts necessary to:
- Ensure monitoring of implementation of the Policy on police checks and to evaluate the impacts of a second report by independent researchers
- Continue to be supported by an independent external consultant to improve our communications and relationships with groups, citizens and staff.
- Continue activities of the Quiétude team, designed to improve feelings of safety by actively working on reducing the activities of criminal groups
- Finalize the pilot project to evaluate school crossings, which will highlight best practices to make travel safer.
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