Students in police technology programs at CEGEPs across the province received a letter telling them the provincial police would not be accepting any applications and would not be hiring any new officers for now.
Third-year students in the police technology program at CEGEP Garneau in Quebec City received the news this morning in a letter.
The letter said the freeze would be effective immediately and would go on for an undetermined period of time while evaluations are being made.
“For sure I was a bit stunned and disappointed,” said one student who spoke to Radio-Canada.
The SQ normally hires about 200 new officers every year.