The SQ will send investigators to help the SPVM this summer
Nearly thirty investigators from the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) will lend a hand to the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) this summer.
This temporary assignment follows a request for reinforcements from the SPVM, which fears a “hot” summer in terms of armed violence in the city. The news is reported by Radio-Canada.
Other factors such as the SPVM's lack of means in the investigation centers and certain departures on vacation would have reinforced the police force in its decision to equip itself with a strategy to better face the next month.
The Montreal Police Service has indeed asked the Sûreté du Québec to lend it the services of a certain number of investigators, confirmed to Radio-Canada Anik de Repentigny, public relations officer in the SPVM's Communications Section.
The SQ investigators sent to support the SPVM will be mobilized starting in June, mainly for missions related to armed violence.
It should be noted that such collaboration between the two entities is not unprecedented since the SPVM and the SQ occasionally exchange human resources, depending on operational needs or special projects, or even by joining their strengths in mixed or integrated teams, says Anik de Repentigny.