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Our Media Relations team

Ian Lafrenière

The Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) Media Relations Section 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 Montreal 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 Section is composed of one Commander, one Sergeant, six media relations officers, and two 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 Montreal. 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 8:00 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 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, from Monday to Friday.

Our permanent team

Ian Lafrenière

Ian Lafrenière, Commander
Corporate Communications
Phone number : 514 280-2489

Commander Lafrenière joined the SPVM in 1994 and was the Media relations Coordinator from 2005 to 2012. Since 2012, Commander Lafrenière is the head of the SPVM Corporate Communications.

Sergent Laurent Gingras

Laurent Gingras, Sergeant
Supervisor Media Relations Module
Phone number : 514 280-3078

Sergeant Gingras joined the SPVM in 1999.  He has worked as a media relations agent between 2005 and 2009. Since January 2013, he is responsible for the Media Relations Module. 

Raphael Bergeron

Raphael Bergeron
Media Relations Agent
Phone number : 514 280-2777

Officer Bergeron joined the SPVM in May 2002.  He is a member of the Media Relations Module since September 2005.

Simon Delorme
Media relations officers
Phone : 514 280-2777

Officer Delorme joined the SPVM in October 2002 and is part of the Media Relations team since January  2011.

Daniel Lacoursière

Daniel Lacoursière
Media Relations Agent
Phone number : 514 280-2777

Officer Lacoursière joined the SPVM in 1989.  He joined the Media Relations Module in March 2009 after a two year replacement period.

Anie Lemieux
Media Relations Agent
Phone number: 514 280-2777

Working for the SPVM since May 2000, Officer Lemieux joined the Media Relations Module in July  2005.

Danny Richer
Agent relationniste médias
Phone : 514 280-2777

Officer Richer joined the SPVM in April 2007 and is working within the Media Relations team since 2013.
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Marie-Élaine Ladouceur
Chargée de communication
Phone: 514 280-2015
relations.medias@spvm.qc.ca  


Working for the Media Relations Module since January 2008, Marie-Élaine is responsible to manage media requests.

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Mélanie Lajoie
Chargée de communication
Phone: 514 280-2015
relations.medias@spvm.qc.ca


Working for the Media Relations Module since May 2006, Mélanie is also responsible for media queries.

 

Replacement Team

  • André Leclerc, Media Relations Agent
  • Anthony Cantelmi, Media Relations Agent
  • Daniel Fortier, Media Relations Agent
  • François Collard, Media Relations Agent
  • Jean-Bruno Latour, Sergeant
  • Jean-Pierre Brabant, Media Relations Agent
  • Laurent Dyke, Media Relations Agent
  • Manuel Couture, Media Relations Agent
  • Pierre-Luc Du Sablon, Media Relations Agent
  • Darren Martin McMahon-Payette, Communication Officer

 

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