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City of Quebec Police Service
Service de police de la Ville de Quebec
Patch of the SPVQ, worn on officers’ uniforms
Patch of the SPVQ, worn on officers’ uniforms
Agency overview
FormedMay 2, 1843 (historic)
Annual budget$121,417,617 (2018)
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionUrban agglomeration of Quebec City, CAN
Size485.77 km2 (187.56 sq mi)
Operational structure
Headquarters275, rue de la Maréchaussée, Quebec City
Sworn members800
Unsworn members200
Elected officer responsible
Agency executive
  • Robert Pigeon, Chief of Police (Director)
Police Posts4

The Service de police de la Ville de Québec (French for Quebec City Police Service) is the municipal police force of Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, and the neighbouring municipalities in the urban agglomeration of Quebec City.


Quebec has had some level of policing since 1651, but a modern force was not established until 1843 under the leadership of Robert Henry Russell.[1]

The current force was created from the merger of five separate police forces into the existing Quebec City police force in 2002.[1]


SPVQ operations consists of four stations covering 6 Boroughs:

Station Address Borough Served Notes
275 Rue de la Maréchaussée 1st Borough La Cité-Limoilou Existing Capital area before 2002.
2780 rue de la Faune 2nd Borough Les Rivières
6th Borough La Haute-Saint-Charles
Previously served by police departments in Vanier (rest of Les Rivières was covered by SPVQ before 2002), Val-Bélair and Haute-Saint-Charles
1130 route de l'Eglise 3rd Borough Sainte-Foy–Sillery–Cap-Rouge Previous served by police departments for Sainte-Foy, Sillery
4252 rue d'Orsainville 4th Borough Charlesbourg
5th Borough Beauport
Previous served by police departments for Charlesbourg

There are plans to reduce the number of stations to two:

  • consolidate stations serving La Cité-Limoilou, Les Rivières, Charlesbourg, Beauport and La Haute-Saint-Charles into one station out from Lebourgneuf with a smaller sub station l'édifice F.-X. Drolet de Saint-Roch serving the city centre.
  • Sainte-Foy–Sillery–Cap-Rouge would maintain a dedicate station.

List of directors and chiefs of police

  • 1843 - 1858 : Robert Henry Russell
  • 1858 - 1866 : Jean-Baptiste Bureau
  • 1880 - 1895 : Léon P. Vohl
  • 1903 - 1936 : Émile Trudel
  • 1938 - 1942 : Adolphe-Stephen Thomas dit Bigaouette (1887-1942)
  • 1950 - 1965 : Roger Lemire
  • 1965 : Aimé Guillemette
  • 1965 - 1968 : Gérard Girard
  • 1968 - 1972 : Joseph-Alphonse Matte
  • 1973 - 1980 : Jean-Charles Vanhoutte
  • 1980 - 1985 : Robert Vézina
  • 1985 - 1996 : Normand Bergeron
  • 1997 - 2001 : Alexandre Matte
  • 2001 - 2006 : Daniel Langlais
  • 2007 - 2011 : Serge Bélisle
  • 2011 - 2016 : Michel Desgagné
  • 2016 - 2021 : Robert Pigeon
  • 2021 -  : Denis Turcotte

See also


  1. ^ a b "D'hier à aujourd'hui" (in French). Le Service de police de la Ville de Québec. Archived from the original on April 8, 2023.
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