Member conduct

Public trust is essential for the RCMP to effectively serve and protect Canadians. As a result, RCMP employees must conduct themselves in a manner that not only meets, but exceeds, the rightfully high expectations of Canadians.

RCMP members are subject to the same laws as all Canadian citizens. In addition, member conduct is guided by the Code of Conduct of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Code of Conduct). RCMP members are subject to this Code of Conduct both on and off-duty, in Canada and abroad. Contraventions of the Code of Conduct are taken seriously and the RCMP is committed to handling conduct issues in a timely, efficient and fair manner.

A new Code of Conduct and conduct process were developed in support of the amended RCMP Act which came into force on November 28, 2014. The new conduct process allows misconduct to be addressed in a more responsive, timely and effective manner, and at the lowest appropriate level. Emphasis is placed on identifying remedial, corrective and educative solutions, rather than being limited to applying punitive sanctions.

Conduct hearings

Conduct hearings are initiated in cases where the member's dismissal is being sought based on the overall circumstances of the allegations. Conduct hearings are formal, court-like processes that are held before a board of one or more persons. Boards have the legal authority to hear evidence, such as sworn testimony, to make determinations as required and, if the contravention(s) is established, to administer various conduct measures including dismissal.

Conduct hearings are open to the public. Hearing dates, times, and locations, are available on the hearing schedule site.

Written board decisions

Some written board decisions issued after the revised RCMP Act (2014) are available online.

If you want a copy of a written board decision that is not available, send an email to:

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