Police: Sûreté du Québec (SQ)
The Sûreté du Québec patrols the territory of Ivry-sur-le-Lac
The Sûreté du Québec is dedicated to the maintenance of peace, order and public safety, as well as the prevention of crime. Its members ensure the safety of people and property, safeguard rights and freedoms, are attentive to the needs of victims and collaborate with the community.
501, Léonard Street
Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts (Québec) J8C 0B5
Telephone (urgent): 911
Telephone (not urgent): (819) 326-3131
In the case of a recurring offense that you witness, you can complete the “Citizen’s Request” form. This form allows police officers of the Sûreté du Québec to prioritize certain sectors and thus ensure safety and compliance with traffic instructions.
Whether it is a speeding ticket, failure to follow the instructions on the road, a lack of recreational and tourist safety (ATV, snowmobile, boat), an event or a social activity that requires the intervention of a peace officer, you are welcome to fill out the form rather than calling the municipality.
Although the formcan be completed and sent online, you can also submit it in one of the following ways:
Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Laurentians’ RCM SQ Post
501, Léonard Street
Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts (Québec) J8C 0B5
Fax: (819) 326-7944
The request will then be validated by a police officer from the unit who will ensure that police actions related to the problem identified are put into place. At the end of the action taken, a follow up will be given to the citizen at the origin of the request.
Fire Safety - Régie incendie des Monts (RIDM)
The Régie incendie des Monts’ mission is to safeguard life, protect property, preserve the environment of citizens and visitors, through prevention, public education, community involvement and effective intervention, or to respond to any other emergency situation compromising civil security.
4, Albert-Bergeron Street
Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts (Québec) J8C 2L5
Telephone (urgent): 911
Telephone (not urgent): (819) 326-2605
Emergency and Public Safety Plan
The municipal team is in the process of drafting the emergency measures plan. By the end of the year, Ivry-sur-le-Lac will have its own plan that will be adapted to the reality of the environment. This section will then be updated.
Excursions in Remote Areas: Caution is Required
The Sûreté du Québec has recently issued a warning to outdoor enthusiasts who practice their activities alone or in groups in remote areas. An expedition in the forest or in the heart of a remote area is not without risk and requires adequate preparation.
Every year, rescue operations must be deployed to find and rescue people who are in distress because they have not taken the necessary precautions.
So, before considering an excursion, make sure your plan is realistic and that your physical condition allows you to do so. Once the destination is chosen, prepare in advance. Good preparation, which can take several days, includes the following:
- Prepare a detailed itinerary including each of your destinations, the distances between them, the time allotted to travel to them and the expected arrival dates at each location. It is recommended to leave a copy for your relatives;
- Have a detailed and up-to-date map of the relevant region and become familiar with map reading techniques and other navigation tools (GPS, compasses, etc.);
- Master survival techniques and the means of travel that you plan to use (e.g., walking, snowmobiling, etc.);
- Be able to use your equipment properly. Ideally, you should have tested all your equipment at least once before embarking on an expedition in a remote area; and
- Check weather forecasts in all areas where you want to go. If the weather forecast is likely to pose a risk to your safety, delay your trip.
In addition, be sure to bring the following essential items:
- A communication tool such as a cell phone, a UHF or VHF portable radio, a “Spot” tag or any other device that allows you to communicate from a remote location. Do not forget to write down and carry the emergency phone number of the area where you are planning to go;
- A survival kit including at least a basic set of tools, flares, first aid items, a knife, a large orange plastic bag, water-proof matches, a flashlight, a whistle, a light aluminum-coated blanket and high-calorie foods such as chocolate and dehydrated food pouches; and
- Clothes and shoes adapted to your activity.
During your excursion…
- Give your loved ones regular news, indicating your position; and
- Mark your path using marker ribbons that you can stick to trees.
In case of problems…
- Try to build a shelter;
- Do not keep walking. If you had signaled your position previously, stay in the same area; and
- Locate a lightly wooded area and make sure you are visible by making a fire and spreading brightly colored equipment on the ground.
In addition, the Sûreté du Québec invites you to visit its website at www.sq.gouv.qc.ca and download the brochure “Orientez votre excursion (Give direction to your excursion)” to help you prepare for your outdoor activity.
Closure of Cottages: Advice and Prevention
Although some advice has already been shared in the last Word from your Mayor newsletter, it is always good to have additional ideas to protect our properties as well as our belongings when our homes are vacant.
Here are some additional tips received from the Sûreté du Québec to better protect your secondary residences, leaving them a little less vulnerable.
- Do not leave tools outside that could be useful for thieves (easy to access ladders, big garbage / recycling bin near a window).
- Notify your permanent resident neighbors of your departure for the winter, so that they can keep an eye on your home if they go for walks, for example. Leave them your contact information so that they can reach you if there were to be an emergency.
- Have your entrance cleared of snow to show that your residence is inhabited.
- Light your home indoors and at the accesses with a timer system.
- Get an outdoor lighting system that is triggered by movement.
- If you can get a portable camera that is triggered by movement, it may be helpful in the event of a theft.
- Install good locks and lock your garage door during an extended absence.
- Having an alarm system can also be an excellent means of prevention.
- Make an inventory of your valuables.
- Have your valuables engraved and make such engraving visible so they are harder to sell.
What to Do if Unfortunately, Your Cottage is Burglarized?
- Call (819) 310-4141 to file a complaint.
- Do not touch anything, leave everything in place while the police are on the scene to see if there is any evidence that could prove helpful.
- You can then contact your insurance company with the event number provided by the police.
The Sûreté du Québec police want to make us aware of thefts of watercraft and materials found inside them.
At the beginning of the season, the police invite the public to be vigilant. The theft of objects inside boats moored at a wharf at night and the boats themselves, can occur at any time. The Sûreté du Québec recommends following these few prevention tips:
- Chain your boat to a fixed object and use a bolt-cutter-proof lock;
- Equip your trailer with a bolt-cutter-proof antitheft device;
- Park your boat in a very visible and well-lit area;
- Do not leave anything valuable inside;
- Pay special attention to unusual vehicles and people in your area;
- Notify a trusted neighbor, should you have to go away; and
- Avoid leaving your boat tied up during an extended absence, unattended.
In addition, you should proceed with the identification by permanently marking external and mechanical parts thus making resale almost impossible. The identification codes are kept in a database that is accessible by police authorities and insurers.
Remember that any criminal act or suspicious event can be reported at any time to the Sûreté du Québec, at (819) 310-4141
Safety Aboard Watercrafts
The Sûreté du Québec’s water patrol boats are back on the water to ensure the safety of boaters and vacationers who will be more numerous engaging in activities on the water during the summer season.
At all times, for their safety, citizens are advised to be forward thinking, vigilant and attentive when navigating on the water or when they are near lakes, rivers and other bodies of water. In addition, they are encouraged to follow the following safety guidelines:
- Have the mandatory equipment on board your boat and check its state before departure;
- Wear a lifejacket that is in good condition and of adequate size at all times;
- Have a means of telecommunication on board (cellular, VHF maritime radio, etc.)
- Check the weather before leaving;
- Inform someone of your departure onto the body of water; and
- Bring the necessary liquids to prevent dehydration and/or heat stroke.
Also, the consumption of alcohol reduces a watercraft driver’s reaction time and judgment, which is why the police advise boaters not to consume alcohol during their outings on the water. Remember that even though it is permitted to consume alcohol on board a boat in Québec, driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs is a criminal offense.
Mobile shop trade: prevention tastes better
The Sûreté du Québec is asking us to reiterate some prevention tips about mobile vendors, commonly known as door-to-door salespeople. Mobile salespeople employing high-pressure sales tactics are very pushy, influencing consumers who sometimes end up buying a product or signing a contract for a service despite their reluctance.
- Ask for the name of the person and the company or charity they represent;
- Ask them to produce photo ID and take the time to verify this information;
- If it is a charity, ask for a written explanation of how the raised funds are distributed;
- Never give out personal information or copies of invoices or financial statements;
- If this is an investment opportunity, do the necessary research. Do not sign anything and read everything written in fine print;
- Remember that you are entitled to a cooling off period for any contract signed at home;
- Know your rights. Consult the Consumer Protection Information Office in your region.
For the Laurentians, the Office de la protection du consommateur is at:
500, des Laurentides blvd, suite 1648 A
Saint-Jérôme (Québec) J7Z 4M2
Fax: (450) 569-3110
In addition, the Office’s website is
Tips to Protect your Property During your Absence
When the summer season draws to an end, many of you will close the doors of your residence(s) for several months. Some of you have expressed concerns about forced entries. Here are some tips that might be helpful.
- Install signs saying “Smile! You are being filmed! “;
- Install cameras – even if they are not activated, they still have an impact by helping to discourage potential thieves;
- Ask a neighbor or others you trust to check your property and make sure everything is ok;
- Install motion detectors that come on when someone approaches the property;
- Install timers inside the property, turning lights on and off on a regular or punctual basis; and
- When you are away, make it so your entrances and stairs are cleared of snow, giving the impression that the house is inhabited.