Report on the community police 

Radio-Canada’s Pascal Robidas followed the SPVM’s Équipe de concertation communautaire et de rapprochement as they visited a homeless encampment under the Ville-Marie and talked to people in the metro. A lot of emphasis is put on how the homeless individuals do not fear the members of this squad, but the quote from its supervisor says a lot: “C’est une façon de faire de la prévention en allant vers les gens avant qu’ils ne soient judiciarisés.” Evidently the possibility of handing out charges is not entirely off the table.