Establishing close ties between police officers and the public is a priority for the Board. It is in this spirit, in fact, that the Socio-Community Department becomes involved in the community. Socio-community officers participate in activities and speak to groups of young people as well as adults. To attend one of their lectures, contact the sergeant at the Socio-Community Department.
This activity is open to grade 6 elementary students who have shown an interest in a career in law enforcement. Youngsters are invited to the police station to experience a typical day as a police officer. They go out on patrol and take part in a simulated arrest.
On this day, the public is invited to the police station to familiarize themselves with its various vehicles: patrol car, boat, ATV, forensic identification truck and unmarked vehicle.
Established by the Police Board’s socio-community officers, this program, which is unique in Québec, is carried out in partnership with the NHLPA (National Hockey League Players Association). Youngsters between the ages of 10 and 15 from underprivileged homes are selected to be part of a hockey team managed by some of the Board’s police officers. In addition to learning the basics of hockey, these youngsters develop self-confidence and leadership skills.
At this event, a booth is set up where children can be fingerprinted. They then receive a children’s passport holding highly pertinent information.
An initiative of the socio-community officers, this program has now been implemented by several police departments throughout Québec. Police officers invite citizens to come and discuss situations of concern to them over a cup of coffee.
Every year, police officers organize public awareness campaigns designed to promote safety on our roads. Sometimes held in conjunction with other police departments in the region, these campaigns primarily address issues such as speeding, the use of seatbelts, drinking and driving, cell phone use, required stops and school zones.
Presented to elementary school students in grades 5 and 6, as well as 1st and 2nd-year high school students, this lecture deals with bullying in a school environment and on the Internet (cyberbullying). It seeks to provide advice for countering this phenomenon as a victim or a witness.
The Internet is now a recognized teaching tool increasingly used in schools. Children are exposed to it from a very young age. Yet the Internet can be poorly mastered or appear highly complex to a great many. As a result, it is important to be familiar with minimum security measures related to its use. This conference targets elementary school students in grades 5 and 6, as well as all high-school students and parents.
This conference is presented to elementary school students in grades 5 and 6, as well as all high-school students and parents. Various topics are addressed, such as the different types of narcotics, their short and long-term side effects, legal consequences, and pitfalls to be avoided.
This talk is given to children from kindergarten to grade 3 elementary, as well as those in daycare centres. Presented in an interactive manner, the tips are designed to help them safely enjoy the fun of Halloween.
Despite the government’s best efforts, counterfeit money is still around. This conference is presented to Secondary 5 students as well as members of the Chamber of Commerce. They learn how to identify a counterfeit bill and what to do when faced with this situation.
At the end of the school year, with high school proms right around the corner, Secondary 5 students are made aware of alcohol’s effects on the body as well as the legal and sometimes tragic consequences of drinking and driving.
In Secondary 4, students are starting to give some thought to their professional future. This conference presents a career in law enforcement.
As summer draws near, this lecture is given to children in daycare centres, kindergarten and elementary grades 1 to 3.
At the start of summer, socio-community officers speak to children in day camps, dispensing information on bicycling safety and explaining how to get around in a safe and secure manner.
Presented in collaboration with the FADOQ, this lecture seeks to make senior citizens more aware of fraud and various forms of abuse, as well as let them know about resources available to them.
Presented to elementary school students in grades 1 and 2, this conference seeks to make these youngsters aware of how to get to and from school safely, whether they are travelling on foot, by bike or by school bus.
Officer Brunet presents a PSA (Public service announcements) on safety tips when using the Internet.
PSA (Public service announcements) on maintaining a safety corridor between tour vehicle and the one in front of you.
Officer Brunet presents a PSA (Public service announcements) on safety tips for children (Example: what to do when confronted by a stranger)
PSA (Public service announcements) on the proper installation and use of cars seats for babies and toddlers.