The agreement will enhance police community intervention, using prevention to deter cases from escalating into emergency situations. Signed by all parties, the agreement came into force on April 12, 2019. The agreement aims to foster a safe learning environment at school,
through coordination between the school board, its schools and the KRPF
with respect to crime prevention and student protection in cases where
police intervention or investigation is required. “This is a positive
step forward, especially with regards to prevention, which is a key
aspect of the community approach we want to promote,” said Jean-Pierre
Larose, Chief of the KRPF and Director of Public Security.
agreement recognizes the need for close consultation and collaboration
between the school board and the KRPF as to the development of
prevention workshops and activities. “We are very glad to now have
mechanisms in place that will help tailor the KRPF service to the needs
of Nunavik students, while also taking into consideration the
trauma-informed teaching practices used at the school board,” commented
Robert Watt, President of Kativik Ilisarniliriniq.
The agreement also
provides guidelines in case of emergency situations. “We really see
this agreement as a tool that bridges both organizations' mission. It’s
implementation will be instrumental in ensuring the well-being of
students, and more generally the well-being of Nunavik communities,”
declared Mr. Larose.