Montreal Police Chief on patrol

Montreal Police Chief on patrol

New police chief Fady Dagher could feel the pulse of Montreal last night as he patrolled for the first time since taking office less than a week ago.

• Also read: Fady Dagher officially Chief of Police of Montreal

As Fady Dagher boarded the squad car at Neighborhood Station 9 last night, she was responding to a very special request made by comedian Maude Landry on the set of Everybody Talks About It two days earlier.

The one invited to discuss her new show called Mr. Dagher to tell him about his brother, who is a Montreal police officer: “My brother wanted to know … he can’t come to my premiere on Tuesday because.” Developed … “

This comment caused hilarity on set. Everyone smiles, the chef replied spontaneously that he would replace him.

What’s promised, what’s due: Fady Dagher patrolled the streets of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Côte-St-Luc and Montreal West last night.

“At the time I thought it was a joke. We talked about it during the break and she told me it was true. I promised him,” Fady Dagher said last night when she met him while he was on patrol.

blue shirt

During this unusual shift, he worked alongside Agent Bellavance. It was he who took the wheel.

Montreal Police Chief on patrol

Martin Alarie / Le Journal de Montreal

And to do so, he ditched his Montreal police number 1 uniform and donned the traditional blue stripe shirt.

“When I got to the station, many couldn’t believe I was actually there,” said Mr. Dagher.

Police responded to various calls during a party. Mr. Dagher even had to drive in limp mode.

“I preferred that,” he says, laughing. But it was necessary and certainly done. »

“I found the mermaid pretty quickly,” he added.

Despite having served on the executive board for several years, Fady Dagher has often said he likes to get back to basics and walk the streets with the police. But that patrol was the first since he officially became chief of the Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal.

Back to basics

Montreal Police Chief on patrol

Martin Alarie / Le Journal de Montreal

Appointed at the end of last year, Fady Dagher was officially sworn in last Thursday.

It is a return to the metropolis as it has been developing there for 25 years.

As deputy director, he left the SPVM in 2016 to become chief of the Police Service of the Longueuil Agglomeration (SPAL).

Among the challenges he sees to his mandate, he cited recruiting, improving relationships with certain communities in Montreal and curbing armed violence.

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