Hudson mayor satisfied with police response
Michael Elliott is happy thus far with what he says is a heightened police presence in Hudson, as well as with improved communication between the municipality and Sûreté du Québec police officers.
“There is a much higher (police) presence in town and it’s certainly overdue,” Elliott, mayor of Hudson, said last week, adding, “I hope it continues.”
He says he meets with SQ officers on a regular basis to get updates on crime in Hudson, which has escalated during the past few months.
Responding to reports that an armed robbery had taken place in town that prompted Westwood Sr. principal Alana Leroux to ask students to remain on school property for their safety, Elliott said he was not aware that such crimes had occurred.
“I just met with the SQ captain last night and there was no mention about any such incident whatsoever... This is the kind of incident that should have been reported,” he said
He feels that the alleged event could have been a case of bullying between kids.
Though if not he would like to see police react strongly.
“The kids do come downtown and if there is somebody who is targeting them we would need to do something,” he said.
Meanwhile, not everyone is happy about the increased police presence in town and on local roads.
“I am getting a lot of flack from people getting tickets for driving while using cell phones and so forth,” Elliott said with a laugh, adding, “But so be it.”