highest moral and ethical standards. Striving to uphold the public
trust and maintain accountability to the public through all employees
employees are the most important asset and only through teamwork,
mutual respect, and cooperation can communities be best served.
role of the police is determined by the community it serves and it is
through a partnership with the citizens that the police improves the
quality of life through control and reduction of crime.
- The police and the community share in the responsibility for crime control and public safety.
capability to accomplish our mission is determined by the dedication to
public service, diversity and quality of the work force and we seek to
recruit and retain individuals who possess those qualities.
seek to collaborate with the communities to better understand the
nature of local problems and to develop meaningful and cooperative
strategies to solve these problems.
the skills of all personnel to ensure motivation, creativity,
dedication and professionalism, while creating an atmosphere of job
satisfaction, enthusiasm, security and personal career development.
with maximum efficiency available resources, both personnel and
financial, in order to provide optimum service to the citizens.
SQ Officers in front of the Kuujjuaq police station circa 1980.
The Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) delivers regular policing
services with detachments in every community. Community detachments are
composed of three officers, except in Kuujjuarapik, Inukjuak, Salluit,
Puvirnituq and Kuujjuaq, which have respectively four, five, six, seven
and eight officers. The headquarters of the KRPF are located in
The Nunavik Investigation Unit was created in 2009 to promote the
sharing of intelligence and expertise between the KRPF and the Sûreté du
Québec (SQ). With one KRPF member and four SQ members based in
Kuujjuaq, the Unit focuses on drug trafficking and bootlegging, as well
as crimes of a sexual nature. In addition, the KRPF has a criminal
intelligence officer who is mainly devoted to drug trafficking and
bootlegging files. The position is funded through the Ungaluk Program
for safer communities. Part of the officer’s duties involves gathering
information from the communities that could be used to execute warrants
or seizures under municipal by-laws.
The Aboriginal Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (A-CFSEU) is
another joint policing initiative involving the Royal Canadian Mounted
Police, the SQ and Aboriginal police services across Québec.
A tripartite agreement in effect between April 1, 2014, and March 31,
2018, provides funding for KRPF operations. In line with the usual
federal-provincial funding split under the First Nations Policing
Program, Canada has committed to provide 52% and Québec 48% of funding
under the tripartite agreement. A bilateral agreement with Québec for
the same period for the purpose of maintaining police services in the
communities is also in effect.
Some additional funding is received by the KRPF under mandate B.11 of the Agreement concerning Block Funding for the Kativik Regional Government (Sivunirmut
Agreement) for the delivery of guarding services during sessions of the
itinerant court and from other sources for crime prevention activities,
the Cadet Program and officer training.
The financial burden carried by the Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF)
for guarding and transferring detainees is directly proportional to the
number of arrests, bail hearings and cases heard by the region’s
itinerant court. The costs are in fact estimated to represent 15% of the
KRPF’s operating budget. The KRPF and its partners have so far been
unable to identify immediate solutions to lower these costs. Savings
generated in this area would make available more financial resources for
regular policing services.