Business services

Like the police forces in many other large Canadian and American cities, the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) has developed a policy concerning user-pay services.

The SPVM offers a number of services on a fee-per-service basis:

Motor escort

Escorte policièreA car or motorcycle escort may be retained for:

  • Road vehicles
  • Semi-trailers
  • Parades
  • Valuable cargo
  • Camera cars

In some cases, certain conditions - such as permits - must be met.

Traffic control 

SPVM officers may direct traffic or close streets temporarily during film, television, or commercial shoots, or for other reasons.

A permit from the Ville de Montréal is mandatory for any of these activities.

Specialized training

Police organizations and some private or governmental organizations may take specialized training from the SPVM staff in widely varied fields of expertise:

  • Motorcycle unit
  • Dog squad
  • Cavalry
  • Marine patrol
  • Crisis management
  • Strategic planning
  • And more


The service contract includes specific conditions for each type of service offered, in addition to general conditions.

The SPVM's general conditions ensure that the Service can maintain its neutrality and avoid any conflicts of interest.

General conditions

No user-pay services will be authorized:

  • For an applicant involved in a police investigation
  • For an applicant directly or indirectly involved in a labour dispute
  • For an applicant involved in a conflictual social issue

2018 Fee Structure

  • Services of a police officer: $94,95 per hour / minimum of 4 hours
  • Police car : $22,52 per hour / minimum of 4 hours
For a new service request received less than 24 business hours* before the commencement of the requested police service, the client will be subjected to an additional charge of 299,40 $.
For any change to an existing quote received less than 12 business hours* before the commencement of the police service, an additional fee of 299,40 $ will be added to the quote.
In the event that a withdrawal or cancellation is required by the client, he/she must notify the SPVM 12 business hours* in advance. If the SPVM is not notified within the required timeframe, a minimum of 4 hours per police officer or other SPVM employee will be charged.
*Business hours : Monday to Friday, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, you can contact the team of Section des Services affaires (commercialisation) at 514-280-8577.

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