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!

Do you know what to do in case of flooding?

Spring is just around the corner and if you have a property near a river or lake, you must prepare for the possibility of flooding.

Since it is impossible to fight mother nature’s moods and prevent this type of event, it is best to be prepared.

Follow the link below to learn more about your role in a civil safety emergency:

Prepare for flooding

Municipal alert system

In order to better inform its citizens, the Town of Dunham has implemented an innovative multi-platform communication system. Managed by the Town’s Communications Department, our “Municipal Alerts” web application quickly sends you important municipal alerts by phone, text message or e-mail.

Managed by the Town’s Communications Department, our Municipal Alerts web application quickly delivers important municipal alerts to you by phone, text message or e-mail.

Whether it is changes to municipal services such as snow removal, garbage collection or public safety, our alerts will reach you at the right time, wherever you are. Our service is free and allows you to unsubscribe at any time.  Always concerned about the safety and quality of life of its citizens, the Town of Dunham is proud to offer you a service on the cutting edge of information technology.

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