Police officers, wildlife protection officers, special constables, highway controllers and UPAC investigators are cited before the Comité de déontologie policière (administrative tribunal) for alleged breaches or omissions :

  • when, at the end of his investigation, the Commissaire à la déontologie policière considers that the evidence warrants it;
  • or if, following an application for review, the Comité orders that the Commissaire file a citation.

The Commissaire also refers to the Comité, by citation, any final decision rendered by a Canadian court which finds a police officer, wildlife protection officer, special constable, highway controller or UPAC investigator guilty of a criminal offence that also constitutes a breach of the Code of ethics.

Content of citation

The citation mentions the alleged derogatory acts. It indicates the provisions of the Code of ethics of Québec police officers that were allegedly violated, as well as the circumstances of time and place regarding these acts.