The mission of Gatineau's Service de police is to ensure the safety of people and property by maintaining peace, order and public safety, as well as preventing and reducing crime and infractions by seeking out the perpetrators.
To this end, it focuses on enforcing Quebec laws and municipal by-laws, resolutions and orders. The Service de police de la Ville de Gatineau (SPVG) is also committed to protecting rights and freedoms, the dignity of victims and their needs, and to working with the community on ensuring respect for cultural pluralism.
This mission builds on the organizational and individual values, the principles of community policing and the community-based approach.
In pursuing our mission, we believe:
SPVG police officers draw on police ethics and are guided by organizational values in applying their values to manner in which they deliver their services. Staff members all base themselves on the following individual values:
Pride in belonging to the organization and its team, and in complying with the rules of conduct defined by the SPVG.
Showing respect in our internal and external relationships. Every member of the organization is called on to communicate, listen and establish good human relationships with their colleagues and the public at large.
Using good manners at all times, speaking and acting with distinguished civility, and being honest and polite.
Scrupulously observing the rules of social morality and the duties imposed by honesty and justice, and displaying integrity, honesty, incorruptibility and professionalism.
Recognized for its quality of life, Gatineau is a city of 285,000 inhabitants. It is located on the north shore of the Ottawa River, and extends east and west of the Gatineau River.