The Sûreté du Québec, with its 5’600 Officers, is the provincial Police service for the Canadian province of Quebec. Within the Agency, the almost 40 years old elite Tactical Intervention Group’s (GTI) primary mission is to intervene during hostage-taking and barricaded person situations. They are ready,  trained and equipped to operate at anytime, anywhere in this huge 1,542,056 km2 (595,391 sq mi) territory which is about three times the size of France