Police On Duty (Police en service) delves into the everyday lives of the men and women of Quebec City’s police department, the SPVQ. Viewers get a look beyond the station doors to discover different facets of police work. They get to know patrol officers, as well as investigators, sergeants, lieutenants and civilians working for the SPVQ. Right alongside them, viewers witness the challenges and issues that police officers face on a daily basis.
With unprecedented access to the various units and the people who work within them, this documentary series explores the human relationships not only between colleagues, but also between police officers and citizens. Police On Duty (Police en service) immerses viewers in a fascinating universe, where reality sometimes outstrips fiction. Without ever seeking to glorify the work of its subjects or pigeonhole them as invincible superheroes, the series is mainly concerned with revealing the person behind the badge. The person with feelings and emotions, despite the tough exterior forged over years of service. The person whose uniform isn’t held in the same regard by everyone and who doesn’t take that for granted.
in collaboration with Catherine Proulx