François Dubé confirmed as head of the City of Lévis Police Department

François Dubé confirmed as head of the Police Department of the City of Lévis

UPDATE DAY

François Dubé, who had been acting for a year, was confirmed Monday as director of the Service de police de la Ville de Lévis (SPVL).

“The rare pearl is you”, launched the mayor Gilles Lehouillier, to welcome the one who has climbed all the levels at the Lévis police. The mayor said he saw this appointment as confirmation that the Municipality “favours internal promotion”.  

Mr. Dubé has been employed by the City of Lévis since 2005. He has been a captain in the gendarmerie, assistant inspector, interim inspector, captain, chief inspector and interim director.  

He had been acting director since September 2021, when former chef Michel Desgagné retired.  

New power station

The new power station is at the heart of Chief Dubé's priorities. Despite galloping inflation, the latter assured that the budget of $69.1 million will be respected and that the delivery deadline of 2024 is still valid.

To improve service to citizens, Mr. Dubé also mentioned the major project of “the computer modernization of police services” that he intends to complete. 

For his part, the mayor of Lévis spoke about the importance to be given to road safety and respecting speed limits.  

Labour relations

Interrogated on the subject of labor relations, François Dubé said that he did not see any particular issues there, since the collective agreement is in effect until December 31, 2023. “Things are going really well in the discussions and in the files that we have to discuss”, he said.  

On the union side, Sébastien Douville, interim president of the Police Brotherhood, reacted by way of declaration: &nbsp ;

“We congratulate Mr. Dubé on his appointment,” he said. He will have great challenges ahead of him. The City of Lévis is experiencing an unprecedented real estate boom and population increase. Looking forward to working with him to ensure that citizens can have a police service that meets their expectations.”