Testimonials

In this section you will find testimonials from various peace officers from Québec and elsewhere who have had an experience with God in their work. Whether it was the lives that were transformed, the completion of an investigation that seemed impossible, saving lives by being divinely warned by God, or a mere feeling of making a difference in someone's life, you will find all sorts of histories that will revive faith in each of you.

For those who would like to share their stories, I invite you to email them to fcpo.quebec@gmail.com No name will be published unless otherwise requested. Good reading!!

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My hiring process – Part 1

Revelation 3; 8b:

« See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut »

When I was hired as an officer for the first time, I was far from suspecting that I would lose my job 6 months later. A certain captain who did not see me in his soup set to accumulate a file against me and when it came time to dismiss me, he advised me to give my resignation so that I wouldn't have to say during other interviews that I had been thrown out. So I handed him my resignation and applied for 31 of the 32 police forces in Québec. In all the other job's interviews I did as the captain had suggested to me, and I said that I had voluntarily resigned even if I had been actually forced to it; After all it was the agreement with this captain! Despite this, I was refused by the 31 organizations for which I had applied.

So I went back to meet with my first employer's internal affairs captain and asked him if I could come back and said I was sorry for my past mistakes and that I had walked in the last few months. He told me that the director did not want to know anything but that he had greatly appreciated that I had gone to humiliate myself before him, showing him a lot of maturity. Although it was great to hear, it did not give me any job ...

Then I applied for the 32nd and last police force (for which I had never sent my name convinced that such a large police force would never want from me) and I was invited to the interview. In the interview I explained this time that I had handed in my resignation by force and that I had learned a lot during the last year looking for a job.

By my greatest surprise I was hired by this employer and still work with this agency with great happiness. When it came time to move to bring me closer to my new job, I took the opportunity to greet one last time the captain of my first employer's internal affairs that I had met and he told me that he was already aware. He told me that the day my employer called to have informations about me, that they transferred the call to him because the captain who had lied to me was absent because of illness that day (he had never taken any sick leave in the past). He told my new employers that I had gone to humiliate myself before him and that if more police officers had the same attitude of repentance, that we would go much further. That was enough to convince them to hire me!

I was convinced that never again would I be a police officer, but God had decided otherwise; The door was still open!

Eric Beauchamp, Policier pour le Service de Police de l'Agglomération de Longueuil
http://www.police4c.ca/fr/team-view/eric-beauchamp/
eric.beauchamp@police4c.ca

My hiring process – Part 2

Matthew 6; 34:

« Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself »

Since my new job was not in the town where we lived and my wife had to graduate from college, we had to establish a budget to determine how much we could put on housing and on a 2nd car for me to travel. We could not invest more than $ 600 / month otherwise we would seriously get into debts.

So we chose to buy a small Yaris that would be very economical and very inexpensive but after checking in more than 5 dealers there was not one left in Québec. So we went into a last garage that told us the same thing. However, the seller went to see his inventory and noticed that a Yaris had a "sold" label that had been forgotten on the windshield because the buyers did not qualify for credit. So we bought it immediately and it only cost us $200/month including taxes, interest and winter tires. All I had to do was to find a place to stay with only $400 in the Greater Montréal's Area ...

So I called in a church in the area and the secretary told me that a church girl had a grandmother who was not sleeping at night since a thief had tried to enter her house. So I met this lady who offered to stay at home for the modest sum of $400/month including a full basement, my own bathroom, living room, cable, telephone and ALL my meals included! In exchange, she only asked me to pass from time to time with the police car in front of her house to reassure her at night. When the other agents on my team learned about it, they also passed by her house and turned on their lights to reassure her as well as often as they could!

Eric Beauchamp, Policier pour le Service de Police de l'Agglomération de Longueuil
http://www.police4c.ca/fr/team-view/eric-beauchamp/
eric.beauchamp@police4c.ca

We have full authority!

Psalms 44; 6:

« I put no trust in my bow, my sword does not bring me victory »

One winter morning we received a call from a family saying that one of their members was out of control. Once on the scene a young teenager of 6'4 "- 250lbs who shouted words in an inaudible language was kept on the ground by his brother who also had the same corpulence. When I asked his brother what was their family language, he told me that they only spoke french and that no one understood what the teenager was saying.

I knew we would have to take him to the hospital and that we would probably have to use force since his family had mentioned to us that the situation was like that since 23:00 the day before. They also told us that their son was only rolling on the ground and that he had not been walking for more than 12 hours. So I put my hand on his leg (while his brother was still mastering it) and I began to pray and ask authority over whatever was causing this state. At this moment the young man looked at me with empty eyes and began to speak in an unknown language and to shout after me; He struggled harder and harder.

Then when the ambulance arrived, I told him to get up because we were going to have to leave. Instantly he got up, put on his boots and embarked on his own in the ambulance. In a moment, everything the young man had done in the last 12 hours had just ended! My fear of not knowing what was going to happen had just disappeared! The family did not understand anything about it ... and neither did I! It was the first time I dared to pray for such a situation! I realized that day that I possessed 2 forms of authority: the one who came with my uniform and that of the cross.

Eric Beauchamp, Policier pour le Service de Police de l'Agglomération de Longueuil
http://www.police4c.ca/fr/team-view/eric-beauchamp/
eric.beauchamp@police4c.ca

A 180° turn

1 Corinthians 1; 18:

« For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God »

In a early morning me and my partner received a call for a young person getting caught with drugs at school. What you should know is that this school was his last chance to have a diploma having been expelled from all other schools for the same reason. When I arrived at school I did not see a "kid" who was doing the attitude but an 18-year-old adult who was constantly watching the ground knowing what was waiting for him.

Something in me told me to talk to him about Jesus but I did not know where to start or what to tell him. So, since we were on a Friday, I simply invited him to join us that night in our youth group at the church. Against all expectations he showed up and I had the chance to learn a little more about him and his situation with his family. We gave him a bible and he began to cry, saying he had never received so much love; Even from his own family. Then, through a contingency contest, I never heard from him again.

It was only 5 years later via a common friend that I learned that he had made a 180° turn in his life, that he had put all the drugs aside, that he had joined to a church, had accepted Jesus in his life and was actively involved in his church.

God has told us that it is not a spirit of timidity that He has placed in us but a spirit of strength. Dare to open your mouth for Jesus!

Eric Beauchamp, Policier pour le Service de Police de l'Agglomération de Longueuil
http://www.police4c.ca/fr/team-view/eric-beauchamp/
eric.beauchamp@police4c.ca