Obtaining documents

Obtaining a copy of a record

If you wish to obtain a copy of a summary event report (including, if necessary, the list of stolen property) or an accident report, please submit your request in writing to the following address:

Quartier général du Service de police de la Ville de Gatineau
Fichier central
P.O. Box 7000
Gatineau QC  J8P 7H3

You can also submit your request to the nearest police station.

The fee is $8 (summary event report) or $16 (accident report) for a copy of a document.

We recommend that you contact your insurance company before submitting a request. For all other documents, please address your request in writing to the nearest police station in accordance with the Act Respecting Access to Documents Held by Public Bodies and the Protection of Personal Information.

Criminal clearance check

Gatineau residents can request a criminal clearance check for $71 ($10 for an additional certified copy). The application form must be submitted to the Gatineau police, along with a photocopy of two pieces of photo ID (driver's licence, health insurance card, etc.).

The form is available from the police or online. If you download it, just print it and fill it out, and mail it along with photocopies of two pieces of photo ID and a certified cheque or postal money order to:

Service de police de la Ville de Gatineau
P.O. Box 7000
Gatineau QC  J8P 7H3

Request for access to a document held by the SPVG (Access to Information Act)

Procedure for access to documents held by the Service de police de la Ville de Gatineau (SPVG)

To obtain a copy of a document held by the SPVG (other than an accident report or event report), such as an incident report, a summons or an alcohol level certificate, you must submit your request in writing and signed to:

Madame Kathy O'Connor
Paralegal
Service de police de la Ville de Gatineau
590 boulevard Gréber
PO BOX 7000
Gatineau QC  J8P 7H3

Telephone: 819-243-2345, extension 4274
Facsimile: 819-246-6051
E-mail: police.accesdocuments@gatineau.ca

Your request must be as detailed as possible in order to determine the nature of the documents being request, and to locate them. Also, only those requests that are signed and accompanied by a copy of an official ID (see the ID section) will be processed.

We strongly recommend that you use the PDF form posted online by clicking here. Simply print the form, fill it out and send it to us by mail, fax or e-mail in PDF format.

ID

You must provide your name and current full address and telephone number. Also, attach a copy of a government-issued ID (i.e. health insurance card, passport or driver's licence) that has your signature. This information will be treated confidentially, and will only be shared with officials who are authorized to handle your request.

Identification of the document

Document requested: You must provide:
A copy of an incident report Incident number or your date of birth
A copy of a summons Number of the summons or the date and location of the visit by the police

Fee

The following fee must be paid for a copy of the following documents:

Copy of an incident report $16
Copy of a summons $8
Other documents $0.38 per page

Timeframe

Allow up to 20 calendar days for your request to be processed following the date it is received.

Restrictions on access to a document

The SPVG may refuse to provide a copy of a document or to confirm its existence if it contains information that could interfere with an investigation or court process, reveal investigative techniques, jeopardize the safety of an individual or harm an individual who provided the information or is the subject of the information.

Personal information

All personal information, that is to say anything that could identify an individual, is confidential, except where otherwise provided under the Act. Such information may only be disclosed by the individual who is the subject of the information. The official in charge of access to information is responsible for, among other things, protecting this information.

Application for a record suspension

An application for a record suspension suspension de casier judiciaire (formerly a “pardon”) to the Parole Board of Canada (PBC) is a way to recognize that you are of good conduct. Subject to certain conditions, an individual can apply for a record suspension if that person was convicted under a federal law or regulation of Canada, even if that person is not a citizen or resident of Canada.

You can obtain the Record Suspension Application Form from postes de police. The form is available in both languages.

A record suspension application must include a local police records check from each of the areas where you lived in the last five years (including the one where you currently live). There is a $71 fee for each records check, and you have to fill out the Local Police Records Check Form, which is included in the Record Suspension Application Form.

Please note that the Service de police does not do the fingerprinting required for this application.

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