In November 1996, a new page was written in the young history of the MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais. The MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais Public Security Service was born.
Thanks to the hard work of the General Management and the council of mayors at the time, the MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais was able to create a structure for it’s police service, which had previously been served by the Sûreté du Québec. This new police organization was unique in Quebec and it’s model has never been used since. Based on the municipal police model, the MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais Public Security Service can be described as a regional police force. The Public Security Service also includes a 911 emergency call center that serves not only the MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais but also two (2) other MRCs in the Outaouais. In addition, we also have a Fire Safety Division.
The Chief of the Public Security Service of the MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais.
Mr. Simon Boulianne – 1996 to 2001
Mr. Gaëtan Beaudoin – 2001 to 2002
Mr. Denis St-Jean – 2002 to 2017
Mr. Yves Charette – 2017 to 2022
Mr. Martial Mallette – 2022
A WORD FROM THE CHIEF
I sincerely thank the Council of Mayors of the MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais for the confidence they have shown in me by appointing me Director of Public Security. It is a great honour for me to serve the citizens of the six municipalities and to ensure peace and security on the territory, with the help and dedication of my police officers.
I will make sure that the services offered to you are of excellent quality. A police organization must be innovative and in symbiosis with its population and its needs. To do so, we must live with our population, be close to it, know it well and be well known by it. The MRC des Collines Police Service already has a fine tradition of being close to the community, and I fully support it. I will make sure that not only will we continue in this direction, but that we will develop even more in terms of outreach activities; this is the essence of community policing.
We are also going to fight crime, wherever it is. In recent years, Quebec has been shaken by murders committed in situations of domestic violence, and we are unfortunately not immune to this scourge. We must therefore support, accompany and provide security for victims, in addition to working with our partners in the MAINntenant Ensemble project to bring these crimes to a close. Domestic violence is often a hidden crime, found inside homes, behind closed doors. That is why it is so important for the population to listen to us and communicate with us in confidence, to report any situation that concerns them. We are all co-producers of security, and community security is everyone’s business.
Furthermore, we cannot remain indifferent to the armed violence that strikes our major cities. The ease with which our youth can obtain firearms is disconcerting. We must keep our youth away from these armed criminal groups. In this sense, prevention is essential and the MRC des Collines Police Service will continue to be present in schools, parks and any other public gathering place to talk to young people. We must listen to them and be close to them in order to develop open and honest communication. The legitimacy that comes from regular contact with our youth is a guarantee of effectiveness and credibility in resolving incivilities. It often allows us to prevent or manage tensions in difficult situations.
We are fortunate to be able to count on police officers who are among the best trained in North America. However, to maintain this advantage, we must be innovative, as training needs change every year. Police officers are increasingly confronted with complex situations involving citizens with mental health issues. Police officers must be comfortable with this type of intervention, while being able to quickly rely on health professionals to support them. I will make sure that our police officers are optimally trained in this area. We have all been shocked in recent years by interventions involving the use of force in unjustified contexts in North America. As police officers, regardless of our position in the organization, we have all been challenged by these images. We must remember to jealously guard the trust of our citizens. Our police officers must be patient and possess impeccable manners in all circumstances.
We are at the service of the population. These words are not empty, for it is a privilege to serve the community, to help human beings who rely on us. We must protect and serve our fellow citizens with courage. We know that it takes courage to respond to a break and enter call, to confront an armed person, to jump into the water to rescue someone in distress. Yet it also takes courage to overcome our prejudices, to use the necessary force and only the necessary force when confronted with a criminal who has committed a heinous crime. What must be remembered is that courage is not only physical, but mental, and that a police officer must conduct himself in a professional manner at all times. When you combine the word courage with humanism and the desire to understand and know the other, we can solve many problems.
We expect citizens to respect their police officers, of course, but the reverse is equally important. I expect my staff to always communicate with citizens in a respectful manner.
I thank you once again for your trust and hope to have the opportunity to meet you!
The mission of the MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais Public Security Service is to provide emergency response and dispatch services to the citizens of its municipalities. It also provides level 2 of police services and deals with high and very high fire risks.
The MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais Public Security Service is recognized as a unique, versatile and innovative team that, through the knowledge, skills and actions of its members, meets the challenges of a constantly changing environment. It is thus an indispensable pillar for the safety of its community and each of its citizens.
DEDICATION – COURAGE – INTEGRITY – PROFESSIONALISM
ANNUAL REPORTS (In French)
MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
The current structure of the Public Security service is primarily responsible for maintaining the sound management of the organization in compliance with the Quebec Police Act.
The Management staff can count on the support of civilian members working on various administrative tasks within the organization. These civilian employees have important responsibilities in maintaining a quality service to the population, whether it is with the General Management, the Investigation Division or the Patrol Division.
|Steve Poirier||Inspector Patrol Division|
|Marc Dubé||Inspector Patrol Division|
|Joël Blain||Inspector Criminal Investigations Division|
|Louis Piché||Inspector Administrative and Operational Support Division|
|Marc Asselin||Technical Support and Communications Coordinator|
|François Routhier||Fire Safety Coordinator|
|Josée Morin||Administrative Support Manager and Assistant to the Chief|
|Pascale Saint-Pierre-Demers||Executive Secretary|
|Charlène Gauthier||Secretary of the Patrol division|
|Karine Dubois||Secretary, Criminal Investigations Division|
|Sylvie St-Amour||Data entry and customer service clerk|
|Lise Pépin||Office Clerk, Criminal Investigation Division|
|Marie-Pier Richard||Customer service clerk|
|Étienne Morin||Mechanical and building maintenance worker|
|Robert Gagné||Mechanical and building maintenance worker|