The Comité

Mandate

The Comité exercises its jurisdiction over police officers, wildlife protection officers, special constables, highway controllers and UPAC investigators who must answer to the Comité for breaches and omissions charged against them when investigations from the Commissaire warrants such action.

In this case, the Comité hears throughout Quebec and disposes of the citation, a document filed by the Commissaire against a police officer, wildlife protection officer, special constable, highway controller or UPAC investigator . The Comité decides whether the police officer has violated the Code of ethics of Québec police officers and, if such is the case, he imposes a penalty.

In processing citations, the Comité holds a public hearing and hands down a reasoned written decision. The Comité sits in offices in Montréal and travels to outlying areas, where the sittings are generally held in court houses.

If the Commissaire has dismissed the complaint following the investigation, the citizen can submit an application review to the Comité. The latter can then confirm or quash the decision of the Commissaire.

The Comité also rules on application for remission allowing any police officer, wildlife protection officer, special constable, highway controller or UPAC investigator who has been penalized for breach of the Code of Ethics of Québec Police officers (except for destitution or dismissal), to submit an application for remission for their actions.