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, MSP) in accordance with the spirit of the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement and pursuant to sections 369 and 370 of the Act respecting Northern Villages and the Kativik Regional Government. The mission of the KRPF and each of its members, pursuant to the Police Act, is to maintain peace, order and public security; to prevent and repress crime and offences under the law and municipal by-laws in the Kativik Region; as well as to apprehend offenders. The KRPF also applies the following guidelines in its relations with the communities:
- 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 officers are able to deliver community-based services.