Comité de déontologie policière

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The Comité de déontologie policière (English: Quebec Police Ethics Committee) is an organization whose members are appointed by the government of Quebec to review ethics charges against police officers and other public officials who fall under Quebec's code of police ethics.[1]

The committee was one of two institutions created on September 1, 1990, by the Loi sur l'Organisation policière; the other was the office of the Commissaire à la déontologie policière, which conducts the initial investigations into ethics complaints. If the Commissaire decides that the ethics code has been violated, the officer or officers involved will be summoned to appear between the committee, which will then review the case. The committee is empowered to impose sanctions if it determines an ethics violation has occurred.

Before this two-tier review system was introduced, the Quebec Police Commission was empowered to hear complaints but not to punish offenders.

The committee was initially divided into three divisions, respectively dealing with police in the Montreal Urban Community, the Sûreté du Québec, and Quebec's various municipal police boards.[2]


  1. ^ Comité de déontologie policière, Government of Quebec, accessed 29 August 2013.
  2. ^ James Mennie, "Police watchdog doesn't like to bite; Conciliation is often best, ethics commissioner's office says," Montreal Gazette, 10 February 1992, A6.

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