Public Security

Public Security Services for the Town of Dunham are divided into two primary components.

Initially, prevention, surveillance and follow-up of judicial files are ensured by the regional Sûreté du Québec, based in Dunham.  An agreement with the MRC Brome-Missisquoi provides for this service to be offered throughout the territory and ensures compliance with the new regulations (2010-11) adopted by all municipalities in the MRC.

The Sûreté du Québec can be reached at any time by dialing 310-4141. Of course, 911 can also be used for any kind of emergency (fire, ambulance, etc.).

A second component of public safety in Dunham is provided by our local fire prevention and first responder service. Mr. Patrick Cournoyer is in charge of the brigade.  For more details, we invite you to consult the Fire Department section.

Sûreté du Québec
2733, rue Principale, Dunham QC   J0E 1M0
450 266-1122

Emergency preparedness

Do you know how to react in an emergency?  Are you prepared?

In the event of an emergency or disaster, it is up to you to take the first and most decisive steps to ensure your own safety, that of your family and the protection of your property.  Nothing allows us to foresee an emergency situation in advance, however, it is possible to prepare for one.
In addition to natural disasters, there are other types of risks such as power outages and industrial or transportation accidents.  Here are a few examples:

  • Landslide;
  • Major fire / conflagration;
  • Hazardous Materials Incident;
  • Major industrial incident near residential areas;
  • Sewer backup flooding during periods of heavy and sudden rain;
  • Pandemic;
  • Prolonged power outage;
  • Earthquake;
  • Severe weather, climatic conditions beyond seasonal phenomena;
  • Violence in a public place.

Be autonomous for 72 hours (3 days)

Keep an emergency kit (backpack or bin) at home at all times containing the items needed to sustain your family for the first 3 days of a disaster.
Place your emergency kit in an easily accessible location.  Verify its contents annually and replace batteries and water supplies, as needed.
Essential items to have in your emergency kit are:

  • drinking water (6 liters per person);
  • non-perishable food (provisions for at least 3 days);
  • manual can opener;
  • battery-powered radio – spare batteries;
  • headlamp or flashlight – spare batteries or crank light;
  • first aid kit including: antiseptics, analgesics, adhesive bandages, sterile gauze pads, scissors, etc.;
  • candles;
  • lighter or matches.

For more information, visit the Department of Public Safety website:

Useful links:

Public Safety and Emergencies Québec:

Emergency Preparedness Canada:

Remember that your main role is to ensure your safety and that of your loved ones while respecting the instructions of the authorities.  To be able to react well in an emergency situation, nothing beats prevention!

Municito – a new service offered to connected citizens

The Town of Dunham will soon launch the Municito platform.  This is a simple and efficient service that allows citizens to be informed on a timely basis, via text message, e-mail or phone regarding topics specific to their needs and interests.

The possibilities are numerous, whether it be for messages regarding emergency preparedness, garbage collection, special events, recreational activities, public works notices, snow removal and public notices to name a few.

Municito presents an easy-to-use portal where citizens can register and select their preferences.  In short, Municito provides powerful and timely communications to connected citizens.

Register online at:

Or register with the form enclosed with your municipal tax account and return it to the town:

  • By mail: 3777, rue Principale, Dunham (Québec)  J0E 1M0
  • By e-mail:
  • By depositing the form in the mail chute located at the entrance of the town hall.