The Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) was created in 1996 with the participation of the Solicitor General of Canada and the ministère de la Sécurité publique (public security), in the spirit of the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement (JBNQA) and in accordance with section 369 of the Act respecting Northern Villages and the Kativik Regional Government. The JBNQA stipulates that “[i]t shall be the duty of the Regional Police Force and each member thereof to maintain peace, order and public safety in the Territory, to prevent crime and infringements of the by-laws of the municipal corporations, the ordinances of the Regional Government and the laws of the Province of Québec and to seek out the offenders.”
In this context, the KRPF uses the following mission statement to guide its relations with the communities that it serves:
- Uphold the principles of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Quebec’s Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms.
- Provide professional services.
- Ensure courtesy and impartiality in the execution of policing services.
- Work with each community as well as local and regional organizations to prevent and resolve problems that affect safety and the quality of life.
- Act within the Canadian judicial system to address community problems.
- Promote a creative and responsible environment in which all KRPF constables are able to deliver community-based services.