The Québec government established the Service du renseignement criminel du Québec by order on February 14, 2001 to coordinate and ensure the exchange of criminal intelligence between all police forces in the province.
In addition to promoting the exchange of criminal intelligence, the SRCQ ensures the quality and development of professional practices through the establishment of standards, operating methods and the promotion of training.
The SRCQ produces strategic analyses to support decision-making in the realm of crime control. In addition to specific studies devoted to crime-related issues, the SRCQ coordinates the production of the annual progress report on organized crime, based on a permanent exchange protocol signed by all police forces in Québec.The SRCQ coordinates meetings to consolidate the expertise and intelligence required to gain an overall understanding of and resolve crime-related problems. Certain meetings are standing committees devoted, in particular, to vehicle theft, criminal bikers, identity theft and narcotics.