Fady Dagher de Longueuil chosen to become Montreal police chief

The mayor’s office has called a press conference for Thursday afternoon at which Valérie Plante and members of her administration will comment on the selection committee’s recommendation.

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A selection committee tasked with finding a new Montreal police director chose Longueuil Police Chief Fady Dagher, Mayor Valérie Plante’s office confirmed Wednesday.

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The mayor’s office has called a news conference for Thursday afternoon at which Plante and members of his administration will comment on the selection committee’s recommendation to appoint Dagher as Montreal police chief. Among those expected to be present is former Montreal police chief Martin Prud’homme, whom Plante recently appointed the city’s deputy chief responsible for security.

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The city’s executive committee, the Montreal city council and the council of the agglomeration of islands have to vote on the nomination of the police chief. Voting is expected to take place before December 22. Prime Minister François Legault’s cabinet must also approve the election, a decision expected in January.

Dagher joined the Longueuil Police Department as Chief in February 2017. Prior to that, he spent 23 years with the Montreal Police Department, including four years as Deputy Chief.

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He has an MBA from McGill University.

A year ago, Longueuil announced that Dagher’s term as that city’s police chief would be extended for another eight years.

Longueuil Mayor Catherine Fournier released a statement Wednesday night crediting Dagher and the Longueuil police force with helping to establish a vision of cooperation that is unique in Quebec. The police force also has “an enviable record” in terms of fighting crime, she added.

“We would like to thank Mr. Dagher for all the work he has put in over the past five years and wish him the best for the future,” the statement said. He added that Longueuil was informed of Dagher’s impending appointment in Montreal late in the day.

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“We are convinced that this appointment will consolidate the link between the Montreal and Longueuil agglomerations, and we will look very favorably on the export of this new police culture, to the benefit of the greater metropolitan area and of Quebec as a whole.”

Longueuil said he will announce the details of the transition within his police force at a later date.

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