The Comité de déontologie policière (the Comité) is a specialized administrative tribunal that ensures the protection of citizens in their relations with police officers, wildlife protection officers, special constables, highway controllers and UPAC investigators.
The Comité offers citizens an opportunity to assert their rights, and police officers, wildlife protection officers, special constables, highway controllers and UPAC investigators, a defence before an authority that is accessible, independent, impartial and specialized in matters of police ethics.
The Comité exercises its mandate in accordance with the Police Act. It sees to it that the Code of ethics of Québec police officers is enforced and respected, and encourages police forces to develop high standards of services to the public and of conscientiousness, with the proper regard for individual rights and freedoms.
To accomplish its mission, the Comité has 18 annotated positions. It is composed, among others, of lawyers who were called to the bar (Barreau du Québec) :
The government appoints a president and a vice-president among full-time members.