New police commander meets with council
September 23, 2013
As I make my way across District 6, having started my door to door campaign in late August, some residents have concerns related to traffic safety, particularly in school zones. Clearly there is a need for police surveillance in these critical places where our children are vulnerable crossing the street.
This evening council met with Police Station 9‘s new commander, Marc Cournoyer and Lieutenant J.P. Theoret.
While I met the commander early on, in my capacity as councillor responsible for public safety this was a good opportunity for each member of council to speak about the particular safety issues in his or her district. Commander Cournoyer and Lt. Theoret took copious notes on all of our concerns and promised to loo into there issues.
I asked the commander to ensure that his officers were more visible on our streets and stopped conducting speed traps in low priority areas rather than where this really counts, in school zones and next to playgrounds. I also raised the issue of surveillance around our parks and playgrounds and said the police will have great cooperation from our public security agents and vCOP members.
We also spoke about the busy corner of Cavendish Boulevard and Kildare Road, asking for his evaluation about automobile and pedestrian traffic.
Lt. Theoret has been with Station 9 for three years and previously worked with Commander Cournoyer in St. Laurent. He also has a number of key staff who have served the community for many years.
I will personally be assisting the new commander in meeting community leaders throughout Cote Saint-Luc in order to better understand our community.
(With contribution from Cllr. Mike Cohen)