108. The council of any municipality may, by by-law, confer on the mayor the power to appoint special constables in emergencies for a period not exceeding seven days. The special constables shall be empowered, under the authority of the director of the police force or the officer in charge of the Sûreté du Québec police station, as the case may be, to prevent and repress offences under the municipal by-laws in all or part of the territory of the municipality.
In addition, the mayor may be authorized, by a by-law submitted to the Minister of Public Security and the Minister of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy for approval, and that must be passed by the council each year, to appoint special constables for a period not exceeding four months.
Special constables appointed under this section shall take the oaths set out in Schedules A and B before the mayor or the clerk or secretary-treasurer of the municipality.
A register of the special constables of the municipality shall be kept by the clerk or secretary-treasurer of the municipality.
2000, c. 12, s. 108; 2001, c. 19, s. 15; 2003, c. 19, s. 250; 2005, c. 28, s. 196; 2009, c. 26, s. 109.