The ICPC invited to an SPVM meeting in Saint-Michel

On November 30th, the ICPC had the pleasure of attending a presentation of the strategic plan for fighting gun violence and of the Équipe de concertation communautaire et de rapprochement (Team for Community Dialogue and the Development of Closer Ties – ECCR) given by the Service de police de la ville de Montréal (City of Montreal Police Department – SPVM), an ICPC partner, in collaboration with the neighbourhood station #30 of the Saint-Michel neighbourhood.

Concerning gun violence, the SPVM presented the current situation in Montreal and the main directions taken by the strategic plan for fighting gun violence. In particular, the SPVM highlighted the importance of collaborating with the community when it comes to the prevention of gun violence.

This meeting with the community was also an opportunity to meet the new ECCR that has been deployed since April 2021 in many areas of Montreal. This unit aims to connect with citizens and community organizations to find common and sustainable solutions to current or emerging issues around social cohabitation and urban safety.

The event was also an opportunity to introduce several local initiatives in which the neighbourhood station #30 is involved, in particular, those aiming to develop closer ties with the community, especially with youth.

11th RÉSAL Bulletin: Gun violence in Montreal

The Réseau d'échange et de soutien aux actions locales (RÉSAL), of which ICPC is a member, has published its 11th Bulletin, which focuses specifically on gun violence in Montreal. This bulletin presents an overview of the situation in the city since 2015 and a reflection based on scientific and practical knowledge on the prevention of gun violence linked to the activities of criminal groups.

To read this bulletin, please click this link: https://6136368a-8437-46e1-a3e6-676fe96600ca.filesusr.com/ugd/613819_3805dc77e2414b74986f01814b52180d.pdf