Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

December 07, 2011 17:17 ET

Seizure of a Suspicious Object at the Federal Training Center

LAVAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 7, 2011) - At approximately 12:25, on December 7, 2011, as a result of the vigilance of correctional staff at the Federal Training Centre, a minimum-security federal penitentiary located in Laval, a suspicious object was recovered within the perimeter of the Institution.

A security perimeter was established to ensure the safety of personnel and inmates. In a collaborative effort with Correctional Service Canada (CSC), civilian authorities have removed the suspicious object. The institution has now returned to normal operations. CSC will review the circumstances surrounding the incident.

CSC has a number of tools available that are consistently used in efforts to prevent suspicious objects from entering our institutions. These tools include ion scanners and drug dogs to search buildings, offenders and visitors.

CSC has set up a telephone Tip-Line at all federal institutions to provide an additional source for receiving information about activities that relate to the safety and security of CSC institutions. These activities may be related to drug use or trafficking that may threaten the safety and security of people visiting, working at, or housed at a CSC facility.

The toll-free Tip-Line number, 1 866 780-3784, assures that the information received is protected and callers may choose to remain anonymous. http://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/vids/htm/drugs-eng.shtml

CSC is strengthening measures to prevent contraband from entering institutions, in order to help ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone. CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to have contraband brought into correctional institutions.

Contact Information

  • Monique Beauchamp
    A/Assistant Warden, Management Services
    Correctional Service Canada
    Federal Training Center, Laval, Quebec
    450-661-7786 ext. 4400