74. The agreement whereby two or more municipalities share the police services of a single police force in accordance with the terms and conditions specified in section 71 must be submitted to the Minister for approval and may not cover a period exceeding ten years. Unless a party gives at least nine months prior notice of its intention to withdraw from the agreement, the agreement shall be renewed for its initial term or for any other term agreed by the parties. If a municipality gives prior notice of its intention to withdraw, it must hold a public consultation in accordance with section 73.1 and send a report on the consultation to the Minister.
The agreement on the sharing of police services must include provisions to ensure that, upon the taking effect or termination of the agreement, all police officers whose positions are affected by a new sharing of services or the termination of the sharing of services will be integrated, according to their seniority, into the municipal police force that is to provide such services. If the services are to be provided by the Sûreté du Québec, the provisions of section 353.3 shall be applied.
2000, c. 12, s. 74; 2001, c. 19, s. 5; 2012, c. 13, s. 4.