Profile

Patrick Denis started his law enforcement career as a temporary in 1994. He worked in the patrol division, rising to the rank of sergeant. He went to criminal investigations rising through the ranks to the position of chief inspector. He was soon promoted to assistant director and was named director in 2017.

Patrick Denis holds a certificate in police management and is pursuing his university studies in the field of public security.

a word from the director

Patrick Denis

I am pleased to welcome you to the website of the Régie de police du Lac des Deux-Montagnes. Since community relations with our citizens are a pillar of our police organization, the digital age is a rapid means communication we hope to utilize it to its full potential.

My values of integrity and respect are directly related to the mission of our police service. As the director, I wish to build on what was done by my predecessors. These actions include strong community ties as well as close collaboration with the elected officials of the four cities and municipalities that we serve.

I strongly believe in a community based policing approach focused on our youth. They are our future and that of our cities and municipalities.

Do not hesitate to contact us by using the links on our website. Once again, dear Internet users, welcome!

Director,
Patrick Denis

Mission

Respect – Integrity – Pride

Through a community based approach with the citizens of the four (4) cities and municipalities we serve, we strive to maintain the peace, prevent crime, enforce the laws and regulations, safeguard rights and freedoms and to work in partnership with the diversity of our communities.

Vision

To ensure the quality of life of citizens by the means of crime prevention, promoting a sense of security in our communities all the while respecting the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Canadian and Quebec Charters of Human Rights and Freedoms.

HISTORY

From a Department to a Board

February 1992 – By delegation of jurisdiction, the Town of Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac entrusted its police department to that of the Town of Deux-Montagnes, giving rise to the Deux-Montagnes/Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac Intermunicipal Police Department. At that time, Deux-Montagnes had 17 police officers while Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac had 9.

December 1st, 1997 – The Deux-Montagnes Regional Police Department was created while the municipalities of Pointe-Calumet and Saint-Joseph-du-Lac also delegated jurisdiction of their law enforcement services to the Town of Deux-Montagnes. At that time, Pointe-Calumet had 2 police officers during the winter months and 4 in the summer while Saint-Joseph-du-Lac was served by the Sûreté du Québec.

August 26, 2002 – The Deux-Montagnes Regional Police Department received approval from the Ministry of Public Security to provide Level 2 services on its territory, i.e.: the requirement to offer specialized services such as maritime suveillance, forensic identification, information, etc.

June 13, 2015 – The Minister of Public Security decreed the establishment of the Lac des Deux-Montagnes Police Board. Replacing the Deux-Montagnes Regional Police Department, its members include the municipalities of Pointe-Calumet and Saint-Joseph-du-Lac, as well as the towns of Deux-Montagnes and Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac.

ADMINISTRATION

Yvon Lemelin, MBA, CPA, CA, director

The administration of the Lac des Deux-Montagnes Police Board may not be as visible as its policing services, but it is just as important, as it ensures that its police officers can carry out their daily missions. Four executive assistants, one archivist and two receptionists work daily under the direction of Yvon Lemelin, who ensures that administrative activities unfold smoothly while assuming the role of secretary-treasurer of the Board.

This team manages the accounting, sees to technical and material needs, and handles all related requests resulting from a report (requests for information from the Direction of Youth Protection and other police forces, access to information, etc.).

It also supplies the “Centre de renseignements policiers du Québec” (CRPQ – Québec Police Information Centre) and ensures strict follow-up on mandates, fingerprinting and the management of evidence.

Yvon Lemelin has been a chartered professional accountant (CPA) since 1986. He completed his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) for real estate executives in 2000 and has held financial and administrative management positions in the fields of real estate management and private education since that time. He joined le Service de police régionale de Deux-Montagnes November 2014 as the administrative director in order to assist in the transition to the police service’s current structure.

SENIOR STAFF

Senior staff consists of the Board’s director, the chief police inspector and the chief investigative inspector. Inspectors ensure the efficient and professional operation of their respective departments. The director oversees the coherent operation of the police force as a whole. This team’s mission is to ensure that the Board provides the community with services that are competent, professional, and reliable.

Jean-Philippe Labbé, inspector – Criminal investigations division

Jean-Philippe Labbé began his police career in 2000. He worked in the patrol division, rising to the rank of sergeant. In 2009, he turned his career path towards criminal investigations.

In 2017, he was promoted to the position of inspector for criminal investigations division. In addition to this position, Jean-Philippe Labbé is also responsible for community and media relations as well as the recruitment of police personnel.

Jean-François Boisvert, inspector – Patrol division

Jean-François Boisvert began his law enforcement career with la Régie de police du Lac des Deux-Montagnes in 2007. He advanced to the position of senior constable in 2013, then to sergeant four years later. In 2020, he was promoted to the position of inspector of the patrol division.

Jean-François Boisvert studied psychology and is currently completing a bachelor’s degree in police management.