Horseback patrol by police officers is back in Saint-Lazare
PHOTO COURTESY SÛRETÉ DU QUÉBEC
The Sûreté du Québec (SQ)will be present in the equestrian trails of Saint-Lazare, 25 years after the first patrol of the policeman cavalier (who was previously a police officer at the former police force of Saint-Lazare), Inspector Patrick Despres. The latter is now an officer at the Sûreté du Québec and is back in the trails governed by the club équestre les Forestiers. He will be accompanied by Sergeant Stéphanie Labre from the MRC Vaudreuil-Soulanges Ouest post, also a cavalry police officer from the former municipal police force.
On October 13 and 14, the two police officers of the Sûreté du Québec will be present with their horses, two Canadian horses, to ensure a police presence on the trails and take the opportunity to meet the residents of Saint-Lazare. The equestrian patrol will be postponed to the weekend of October 27-28 in case of heavy rain.
It should be noted that Inspector Patrick Després is the instigator of the equestrian patrol on the Saint-Lazare trails. This initiative was set up as a project initiated in 1993 while he was employed by the municipal police service. Sgt. Stéphanie Labre is also experienced in horse patrol since she was involved in this project in 2001, when she was employed by the Régie intermunicipale de Police des Seigneuries. It is therefore with pleasure that they plan to return to the Saint-Lazare trails as part of the Sûreté du Québec's equestrian patrol program.
The public is invited to consult the Club équestre les Forestiers website at www.clubequestre.com for information on the use of trails, as well as the Sûreté du Québec's website at www.sq.gouv.qc.ca for more information about the equestrian team.