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Access to documents request (SPVC)

Procedure to access documents held by the Service de police de Châteauguay (SPVC)

Event report, calling card, certificate of qualified technician

To request a copy of an event report, calling card, qualified technician certificate or any other document, you must send your written and signed request by completing the Information access request form (in French). The request and payment (cash or Interac) can be made in person at the Police Department. To proceed by mail, you must send the application and payment by money order to the attention of:

André Delorme
Conseiller aux affaires policières et responsable de l'accès à l'information
Service de police de Châteauguay
55, boulevard Maple
Châteauguay (Québec)  J6J 3P9
Fax: 450 698-3323
Email: document@police.chateauguay.ca

Accident report

To obtain a copy of an accident report, you have to contact your insurance company that will contact the police department to obtain it on your behalf, or complete the Information access request form (French).

Timeline

The timeline set by law is 20 calendar days. On an exceptional basis, this delay can be extended by 10 days. In such a case, an extension notice will be given to you in writing.

Identity

You must indicate your name, your current full address and your telephone number. Do not forget to put your signature at the bottom of the letter or form. In all cases, you must attach a copy of a piece of government-issued identification such as a health insurance card, driver's license or passport. The ID must include your signature and photo and the copy must be easily readable.

Cost

Fees may apply under the Règlement sur les frais exigibles pour la transcription, la reproduction et la transmission de documents et de renseignements personnels. To proceed by mail, you must send the application and payment (check or money order) to the address above.

Restrictions on access rights to a document

The SPVC may refuse to provide a document or confirm its existence if it contains information that my hinder an investigation or a court case, reveal investigation methods, jeopardize the safety of a person or compromise a person who has provided the information or who is the subject of the information. 

Information about third parties and information affecting the administration of justice and public safety are generally not available.

Personal information

Personal information, that is, information that makes it possible to identify a physical person, is confidential except in certain cases envisaged by law. As a result, the release of such information can only be authorized by the person who is the subject of such information. The access to information officer is responsible for protecting such information. 

In case of refusal

If access to a document or personal information is denied, the person making a written request may, within 20 days of the decision of the person responsible, submit a request for review to the Commission d'accès à l'information. For more information, contact the Commission d'accès à l'information at 1-888-528-7741 (toll-free).

It should be noted that only requests made in writing may be subject to review by the Commission d'accès à l'information.

Last update: 2019-06-13 08:53

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