Marc Parent joined Commissionnaires du Québec in August 2015 following a successful 31-year career with the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM). Throughout his career as a police officer, Marc rose through the ranks and held a number of senior positions, including that of Director of the SPVM from 2010 to 2015. During his mandate, he established an innovative community-based policing approach aimed at lowering the level of crime, enhancing the integrity and ethic within the Service and better respond to citizens’ security and safety concerns. At the same time, he assumed the North American presidency of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and has served on numerous provincial and federal committees where he participated in the development of strategies to respond to emerging threats to public security.
Marc assumed the overall management of police operations during the 2011 "Occupy Montreal" movement and the 2012 Québec student strikes. In March 2015, he mobilized the entire Montréal community through the creation of the Centre de prévention de la radicalization menant à la violence (CPRV), a first in North America.
With a Bachelor of Business Administration, a Master in Public Administration and as a graduate of the FBI Academy at the University of Virginia, Marc has an in-depth understanding work environments and a unique expertise in risk management. His experience includes the development of customized, comprehensive and socially responsible strategies to prevent and respond to security challenges in a changing environment. A driving force to promote a culture of efficiency, commitment and integrity, Marc offers solutions based on firsthand experience and lessons learned in safety and security.