Since mistreatment of older adults is a problem involving multiple factors, intersectoral intervention is needed to counter it effectively. The article entitled Police Partners: New Ways of Working Together in Montreal aims to present the IPRAS model (Integrated Police Response for Abused Seniors), its development and implementation process throughout the Montreal Police (SPVM), paying particular attention to the intersectoral work inherent in police practice in situations of mistreatment of older adults.

The article written by Marie Beaulieu, Research Chair, Michelle Côté, Chief of the Section de la recherche et de la planification (Research and Planning Division) of the SPVM, and Luisa Diaz, Research Professional, and published in the Fall 2017 issue of the Journal of Adult Protection.

The IPRAS project (Integrated Police Response for Abused Seniors), jointly conducted by the Montreal Police (SPVM) and the Chair aimed to develop a model of police practice to counter the mistreatment of older adults and then implement it within the SPVM. The IPRAS project was completed in 2016 and since the summer of that year, has been a sustainable practice within the SPVM.

For more information on the IPRAS model, please consult the Police-IPRAS section of our website, or to consult the following documents:

Practice Guidelines for Implementing the Model

Report - Model Development Synthesis

Report - Description of Model’s Components



Beaulieu, M., Côté, M., & Diaz, L. (2017). Police Partners: New ways of working together in Montreal. Journal of Adult Protection, 19(6), 406-417.