73. The council of a municipality may make an agreement, in accordance with the Act governing it, with another municipality, concerning places of detention or the services of a police force. The agreement must provide, as the case may be, that the territory of a municipality that is a party to the agreement is subject to the jurisdiction of a police force. In the latter case, for the purposes of section 64, the municipalities that are parties to the agreement are presumed to establish and maintain a police force in their territory.
The agreement is made for a period of not more than five years and must be approved by the Minister of Public Security; failing written notice of six months given by one of the parties, the agreement is renewed for the period provided for initially or for any other period agreed upon by the parties.
In order to be approved, the agreement must contain provisions for the maintenance, at its termination, in the territory of the municipalities that are parties to the agreement and bound to establish and maintain a police force, of appropriate police services and for the appointment or reclassifying of the members of the police force in the municipalities. The making of an agreement under this section does not require a municipality, at the termination of the agreement, to establish or maintain a police force if it is not already bound to do so.
1968, c. 17, s. 60; 1969, c. 22, s. 15; 1979, c. 83, s. 10; 1982, c. 2, s. 42; 1988, c. 75, s. 230.