64. The Director General shall investigate the conduct of any member of the Sûreté du Québec where the Director General has reasonable grounds to believe that the member’s conduct may compromise the exercise of the duties of the member’s functions. For the purposes of the investigation, the Director General shall have the powers and immunity of a commissioner appointed under the Act respecting public inquiry commissions (chapter C‐37), except the power to order imprisonment.
The Director General may, for cause, suspend the member concerned with or without pay, provided the Minister is notified without delay. If the member is a junior officer, constable or auxiliary constable, the Director General may, for serious cause, dismiss the member subject to the authorization of the Minister.
The Director General may delegate the power to investigate to any other senior officer of the Sûreté du Québec. The Director General may delegate the power to suspend a member to a deputy director.
The power to investigate and the power to suspend or dismiss a member do not exempt the Director General from the obligation to notify the Minister in the case set out in section 286.
2000, c. 12, s. 64; 2001, c. 19, s. 15.