New partnership between Sûreté du Québec and Memphrémagog police

Record Staff

The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) and the Régie de police de Memphrémagog (RPM) signed a new agreement regarding police presence on Lake Memphrémagog last week.
As a part of the agreement, Guy Roy, director of the RPM, and chief inspector Patrick Bélanger of the SQ’s Southern District inaugurated a boat, belonging to the RPM, now identified with the logos of the two police services. This central cabin boat, which is about 6 meters (21 feet) long and powered by a 200 horsepower engine, will be used on a timeshare basis by the nautical patrol units of the RPM and the SQ to ensure an increased police presence on Lake Memphremagog. This will also allow the police to be present on two different bodies of water in the Memphremagog MRC at the same time.
According to Roy, the partnership agreement with the Sûreté du Québec will allow the two organizations to provide greater protection for both users and residents of Lake Memphremagog. Similarly the pooling of equipment and expertise should be an integral part of the new reality of police organizations, for the benefit of the population.
For his part, Chief Inspector Bélanger made a point of emphasizing that the SQ is proud of the ratification of this agreement with the RPM which constitutes a first in Quebec in this model. Lake Memphremagog being a major body of water in Quebec as well as a transborder waterway, it was important to have a common police service to ensure the best sense of security for the population.
It should also be noted that the agreement concerning the sharing of this boat will increase the effectiveness of interventions in the event of requests for assistance in matters of nautical rescue on Lake Memphremagog.

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