Vaudreuil-Dorion SQ Captain transferred to Val d’Or
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Capt. Ginette Séguin from the Vaudreuil-Soulanges East detachment of the Sûreté du Québec has been transferred to Val d’Or as interim captain following allegations of abuse of indigenous women by SQ officers in the northern Quebec town.
Sûreté du Québec Capt. Ginette Séguin of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges East detachment in Vaudreuil-Dorion has been named interim captain of the Val d’Or SQ detachment following the recent allegations of abuse by police towards indigenous women in the northern Quebec community.
“Her mandate is to go over the intervention practices that were done with those in the population who are vulnerable,” said SQ spokesperson Sgt. Mélanie Dumaresq. “She’s there to help re-establish the public trust that might have been broken with the indigenous community, elected officials, area outreach workers, and the general population.”
Séguin, who has been with the SQ for over two decades, has been captain of the station on Harwood Boulevard in Vaudreuil-Dorion for three years, replacing Capt. Patrice Gauthier, and was transferred to Val d’Or October 23 where she will also oversee the implementation of a program pairing the police with workers in social programs in the community.
The investigation of the abuse allegations against nine SQ officers has been turned over to the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM). Séguin’s interim replacement in Vaudreuil-Dorion East will be Lt. Luc Guilbault. The length of Séguin’s stay in Val d’Or is undetermined.
“It will take as long as necessary,” said Dumaresq.