Kativik Regional Police Force

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Kativik Regional Police Force
Common nameKativik Police
AbbreviationKRPF
MottoServe and Protect
HeadquartersKuujjuaq, Quebec, Canada

Agency executive
  • Jean-Pierre Larose, chief of police[1]
Facilities
Community stations14[2]
Website
krpf.ca/en

The Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF; French: Corps de police régional Kativik) delivers regular policing services in the 14 remote northern villages of the Kativik Region. The Kativik Region is Québec’s far north, i.e. the territory north of the 55th parallel. The headquarters of the KRPF are located in Kuujjuaq, and detachments operate in each community.

In accordance with the First Nations Policing Program, the governments of Canada and Québec, respectively, provide 52% and 48% of funding for the KRPF under a tripartite agreement with the Kativik Regional Government. A second agreement between the Québec government and the Kativik Regional Government provides additional funding for the policing services delivered by the KRPF.[3][4]

Mission statement[edit]

Pursuant to the Police Act, the mission of the KRPF is to maintain peace, order and public security, to prevent and repress crime and offences under the law and municipal by-laws of the Kativik Region, and to apprehend offenders.

In pursuing its mission, the KRPF ensures the safety of persons and property, safeguards rights and freedoms, respects and remains attentive to the needs of victims, and cooperates with the northern villages of the Kativik Region in a manner consistent with cultural pluralism.[3]

History[edit]

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) delivered policing services to the inhabitants of Northern Québec until 1961, when these services were assumed by the Sûreté du Québec. The KRPF was established in 1995 in accordance with the spirit of the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement signed in 1975 and pursuant to sections 369 and 370 of the Act Respecting Northern Villages and the Kativik Regional Government.[5] The KRPF began delivering services on April 1, 1996.[3]

Ranks[edit]

Commissioned officers
Chief Deputy chiefs Captains Communications
Jean-Pierre Larose Operational Support: Vacant

Operations: Jean-François Morin

Project manager: Shaun Longstreet Sr.

East Division: Maxime Mercier

North Division: Tony Paquet

West Division: Mathieu Savage

Julien Viau-Petit

Mascot[edit]

Photo of Nanuk in December 2017

The official mascot of the KRPF is named Nanuk, the word for polar bear in Inuktitut. His place of residence has not been identified, but he has been seen in various communities around Nunavik. He especially likes events related to prevention and awareness, and there have also been several reported sightings of him in community parties.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ KRPF. "Management Team". www.krpf.ca. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  2. ^ KRG. "KRG - Policing". www.krg.ca. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  3. ^ a b c KRPF. "General Information". Home. Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  4. ^ "2015 KRG Annual Report" (PDF). Kativik Regional Government: 114.
  5. ^ KRG. "KRG - Kativik Regional Police Force". www.krg.ca. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  6. ^ Interview with Interim Captain Shaun Longstreet Sr., February 18, 2018