The KRPF has an essential role in Nunavik communities of serving and protecting citizens by participating in community activities, preventing and investigating crimes, responding to emergency calls, promoting road safety and testifying in court.
The police officer's first
order of business is to serve and protect. KRPF police officers serve
their communities by helping and protecting citizens in times of crisis
and emergencies. They issue traffic violation tickets to dangerous and
careless drivers. They arrest and sometimes detain people to protect
citizens and to deter illegal and dangerous behaviour.
on duty, KRPF police officers answer calls for service. Some calls
involve major crimes and many involve minor incidents such as noise
complaints or traffic incidents. Police officers are also trained in
first aid and CPR to aid injured people.
community involvement aspect of a police officer's duties often gets
overlooked. Many officers are active in community projects and
activities. Their public service roles include speaking at schools and
to community officials. They educate citizens on how to avoid dangerous
situations and how to handle emergencies. Other forms of community
involvement include drug prevention and education and driver safety
programs. These duties help create a better rapport between the KRPF and
officers and investigators routinely investigate crimes. When someone
calls the police department after a crime is committed, officers in the
area respond to the call. They take statements from parties involved in
the incident as well as any witnesses to get additional information.
Officers also gather any evidence immediately accessible and restrict
access to areas where the crime occurred so forensic crime scene
officers can collect evidence.
After the Completion of an Investigation
completion of the investigation, the final police report is submitted
to the district crown attorney. The crown attorney then determines if
the case is closed or if any charges under the criminal code or another
provincial offence will be brought against an offender. If the crown
attorney decides to charge an offender, a court appearance date is set.