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The Section des communications et relations médias of the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) offers a unique service in North America. Media relations officers are on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

They patrol the entire island of Montréal and rapidly make their way to locations where various incidents occur, in order to collect and transmit relevant information to the media representatives. They are available to respond to media queries at any time.

  • Each year, media relations officers are on site at more than 1,000 events, including crime scenes, demonstrations and other significant events.
  • They also grant about 3,000 media interviews each year and answer over 25,000 phone calls from journalists and media representatives.

The SPVM’s media relations team is composed of one Commander, one Sergeant, six media relations officers, and 4 communication agents which are civilian employees.

Contact us 

514-280-2777 – By calling this number, members of the media can obtain information about recent events that took place on the island of Montréal. Details on major events or follow-ups are recorded in a voice message which is regularly updated at all times. Members of the media who wish to speak to the media relation officer on duty can communicate directly with our representative by dialling 0.

514-280-2015 – At this number, media representatives will be able to speak to the communication agents for requests, follow-ups on requests, interviews or any other information. Communication agents are available from 8:30 PM to 4:00 PM, Monday to Friday.

relations.medias@spvm.qc.ca - All other requests for information, interviews, statistics, photo shoots or any demands related to filming must be sent to this email address. A communication agent will be able to process those requests quickly and efficiently, the applicant will need to specify the following information in his message:

• Specific topic;
• Deadline;
• Contact information;
• Timing and duration of the interview;
• Address and location of the interview.

Media requests sent by email will be processed between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM, from Monday to Friday.

Our permanent team

Commandant Marie-Claude Dandenault

Marie-Claude Dandenault
Commandant
Tél. : 514 280-2489 

Working for the SPVM since april 1999 and nominated to the rank of commander in april 2013, commandant Marie-Claude Dandenault joigned the SPVM's communication team in june 2016.

Raphael Bergeron

Raphaël Bergeron
Media relations officer
Phone : 514-280-2777

Officer Bergeron joined the SPVM in May 2002. He is a member of the media relations team since September 2005.

Jean-Pierre Brabant
Media relations officer
Phone : 514-280-2777

Working for the SPVM since September 2005, Officer Brabant joined the media relations team in September 2014. 

Manuel Couture
Media relations officer
Phone : 514-280-2777

Working for the SPVM since May 2007, Officer Couture joined the media relations team in September 2014.

 

 

 

Benoit Boisselle
Media relations officer
Phone : 514-280-2777

Working for the SPVM since September 2005, Officer Boisselle joined the media relations team in January 2016. 

 Agent Caroline Chèvrefils

 

Caroline Chèvrefils
Media relations officer
Phone : 514-280-2777

Working for the SPVM since mai 1998, Officer Chèvrefils joined the media relations team in February 2016. 

Agent Andrée-Anne Picard

Andrée-Anne Picard
Media relations officer
Phone : 514-280-2777

Working for the SPVM since March 2012, Officer Picard joined the media relations team in October 2017. 

 

Marie-Élaine Ladouceur
Chargée de communication
Phone: 514-280-2015
relations.medias@spvm.qc.ca  
Part of the media relations team since January 2008, Marie-Élaine is responsible for managing media requests.

 

Mélanie Lajoie
Chargée de communication
Phone: 514-280-2015
relations.medias@spvm.qc.ca
Part of the media relations team since May 2006, Mélanie is responsible for managing media requests.

 

Sandrine Lapointe
Chargée de communication
Phone: 514-280-2015
relations.medias@spvm.qc.ca 
Part of the media relations team since May 2017, Sandrine is responsible for managing media requests.

 

Darren Martin McMahon-Payette
Chargé de communication
Phone : 514-280-2015
relations.medias@spvm.qc.ca 
Part of the media relations team since August 2012, Darren is responsible for managing media requests.

 

Isabel Matte
Chargée de communication
Phone: 514-280-2015
relations.medias@spvm.qc.ca 
Part of the media relations team since January 2018, Isabel is responsible for managing media requests.

 

Replacement Team

Daniel Lacoursière

Daniel Lacoursière
Media relations officer
Phone : 514-280-2777 


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