Changes in the management of operations to the SQ

News 12 December, 2017
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    After the kerfuffle lecture on highway 13 last year during a snow storm, changes have been made to the management of operations by the Sûreté du Québec.

    The 14 and 15 march, dozens of motorists remained caught for hours on highway 13, wallowed in the snow. The Sûreté du Québec and the ministère des Transports had been blamed for their lack of communication and poor management of operations.

    Since then, the Sûreté du Québec has put in place a central monitoring and coordination open 24 hours on 24, 7 days on 7″ in order to better monitor the situations in developing and deploying its resources effectively.

    “This is something that had been thought for some time. It is clear that the events of highway 13 have accelerated things,” says the spokesperson of the police force, Martine Asselin, in interview to the program “9 hours”.

    “We have officers who are on-the-spot and arrive with baggage are different, as much of the traffic surveys. It allows that any officer of operation which is an event must relate to the center of the watchtower and quickly you can deploy the necessary interventions, whether in the investigation or command posts.”

    The officers can then decide whether to open centers in particular regions to coordinate local operations.

    This is what has been done today, where we have opened a centre for the metropolitan region, gives the example of the police.

    “There is a monitoring which is carried out since the wee hours of the morning. There are planning of adding staff : those who were of night, will stay to support the team day, and those day will come earlier to ensure the smooth flow of traffic.”

    And the preparation is made in advance, rather than in response to what is happening on the ground.

    “Since yesterday morning, in an operation like this, we sit down with our partners to ensure that we have the correct link, both with the ministry of Transport and with municipalities and with the officers of emergency measures of the different regions. […] If you need to have a déneigeur or another tool, we can ensure you have all the necessary services very quickly.”