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About the RCMP in Quebec

We have been in Quebec since 1920. Back then, our officers used to enforce 40 federal statutes or so. One hundred years later, our mandate has evolved.

We lead major investigations in various fields, including: national and border security, financial integrity and organized crime. We share criminal intelligence with our partners in Quebec, Canada and worldwide. We protect Canadian politicians and foreign dignitaries while in Quebec.

We are proud to serve you throughout Quebec!

Our Services

Assistant Commissioner François Deschênes, Commanding Officer, Quebec

François Deschênes Born in the Québec region, François Deschênes joins the RCMP in 1982.

In the 1990s he works in Ontario and Quebec, developing investigative skills in such areas as:

  • economic crime,
  • cross-border crime, and
  • internal investigations.

Commissioned in 2000, he is appointed Officer-in-Charge of the Montréal Commercial Crime Section.

After September 11, 2001 he leads the Montréal Integrated National Security Enforcement Team. A few years after, he is put in charge of the Integrated Technological Crime Unit.

In 2006 he is promoted Superintendent and heads the Financial Integrity Program in Quebec. In 2007 he achieves the rank of Chief Superintendent as Criminal Operations Officer.

On March 31, 2011 François Deschênes becomes the 29th Commanding Officer of the RCMP in Quebec.