The mission of the Service de police de la Ville de Gatineau (SPVG) is to ensure the safety of people and property by maintaining peace, order and public safety, and to prevent and reduce crime and infractions by seeking out the perpetrators. To this end, it applies the laws in force in Quebec and the municipal by-laws, resolutions and orders. This department also protects rights and freedoms, and the dignity of victims and their needs, and works with the community on ensuring respect for cultural pluralism.
This mission builds on organizational and individual values, the principles of community policing and a community-based approach.
Gatineau is the fourth largest city in the province of Quebec with close to 285,000 inhabitants.