Public Security has the responsibility of protecting the safety and security of community members in Listuguj. The Directorate of Public Security has three departments, which are Listuguj Police Department, Listuguj Fire Department and Listuguj Rangers.
Public Security takes a proactive approach to address issues of public concern. Educating community members is a priority. Public Security gathers input from community members to determine causes, and equally as important, to find solutions to the different public safety and security issues in Listuguj. Working together positive changes will be possible.
The Public Security Directorate, along with Listuguj Community Social Services, works with Listuguj Restorative Justice (LRJ). LRJ is a community-based program that that offers alternative ways for individuals to work through and find peaceful resolution to conflict and harm.
Highlights about Public Security
- Listuguj Ranger program began in 1994. The Rangers Program resulted from Listuguj community’s long fight to protect their fishing rights.
- In 2009, the Fire Department took a leadership role by starting the Aboriginal Firefighters Association in the Province of Quebec.
- In 2011, the Listuguj Police Department successfully initiated a program in the community called D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education).
Director of Public Security