SPVM's values and mission


The SPVM embraces three fundamental values: respect, integrity and commitment. They are the pillars that must always guide the behaviours and actions of the members of management, police officers and civilian staff.


Respect is acting and treating others with consideration and dignity, by being open to differences.

Respect is required in relations with the public, partners and the community, in relationships with employees, partner officers and superiors. In everyday work, employees demonstrate the same respect and openness as they would for a member of their own family.


Integrity is the quality of a person carrying out his profession with straightforwardness, honesty, and fairness.

The trust and respect that the public places in the SPVM is based on the integrity of each employee.


Commitment is the action of dedicating oneself to the mission of the organization and to the related roles and responsibilities.

In carrying out their work, the SPVM staff act in a manner that demonstrates their concern for the issues in the environment and by contributing to finding a resolution.


The mission of the SPVM is to maintain peace, order and public safety, prevent and combat crime and offences under the law and municipal by-laws in force in its territory and apprehend offenders. 

In pursuing this mission, it ensures the safety of persons and property, safeguards rights and freedoms, acts in collaboration and in partnership with the persons and various stakeholders in the communities concerned by its mission with the aim of fostering the complementarity and efficiency of its interventions, respects victims and remains attentive to their needs, cooperates with the community while respecting cultural pluralism. 

The SPVM promotes adequate representation among its staff of the communities it serves. When conducting police investigations and interventions, it acts with full independence, free of any interference (Section 48 of the Police Act, CQLR, c. P-13.1).