The Suburban was recently informed by a well-placed source that the process is underway for SPVM Station 9 in Côte St. Luc and Station 11 in NDG to merge.
From what we have heard so far, the new merged station will be located at Station 9’s current location, at the corner of Westminster and Côte St. Luc Road. Station 9 serves Côte St. Luc, Hampstead and Montreal West.
But we have heard concerns expressed that there will not be a police station situated in NDG for the first time and there will be less police presence in Côte St. Luc, notwithstanding the station’s planned location.
The Suburban has placed calls to the SPVM’s media representatives, and they have promised an official response. Côte des Neiges-NDG Mayor Sue Montgomery has indicated she would respond when an official SPVM announcement is made.
Côte St. Luc Mayor Mitchell Brownstein told The Suburban following Monday night's CSL council meeting that he has met with the SPVM officials responsible for the merger, the council as a whole met with the city's Public Safety director, and he met with Côte des Neiges-NDG Mayor Sue Montgomery.
"We want the station to definitely stay in Côte St. Luc, but we have other concerns [regarding police presence], we're addressing them, and we'll see what happens," he added.