Do you have a complaint about the police in British Columbia?

Do you have a complaint about the police in British Columbia?

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner promotes accountable policing within our communities through impartial, transparent civilian oversight. We are here to inform, advise, and assist anyone involved in the municipal police complaints process.

Message from the Commissioner

Welcome to the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner for British Columbia. As part of our mandate to provide independent oversight of police conduct, we seek to be accessible to all British Columbians.

Policing in Canada finds its foundation on a bedrock of public trust.  Maintaining that trust is achieved in large measure by ensuring the police conduct themselves in a manner reflective of the values and expectations of the diverse communities they serve.  We at the OPCC strive to listen closely to the voices of all British Columbians so that we may best serve the public interest in furtherance of accountable, transparent and compassionate policing.

This website is one place to learn about our office and the work we do therefore we look forward to hearing from British Columbians.  Please contact us at: if you have comments or feedback. 



Our office is located on the unceded traditional lands of the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Lekwungen) People and ancestors and our work extends across the homelands of the Indigenous peoples within what we now call British Columbia. We honour the many territorial keepers of the lands and waters where we work.

OPCC Complaints

The Office of Police Complaints Commissioner has jurisdiction over municipal police officers in British Columbia.

If you wish to make a complaint involving other types of law enforcement officers, including provincial compliance and enforcement officers, RCMP, or municipal by-law officers, the OPCC will assist you with contacting the responsible government or oversight agency or by receiving and forwarding your complaint to those agencies on your behalf.

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Latest News

April 4, 2024

Victoria – Changes to the legislation governing the complaint and disciplinary process for municipal police were introduced today to the Legislative Assembly. The Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General issued a news release today advising of proposed amendments to the Police Act. The OPCC has been actively engaged with government on these changes and several of these amendments relate to recommendations made by the OPCC over the years seeking improvement to the complaints process.

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January 22, 2024

Victoria - The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner has ordered a review by a retired judge into the findings of a Discipline Proceeding relating to allegations of Discreditable Conduct against a member of the New Westminster Police Department (NWPD).

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January 18, 2024

Victoria – Correspondence between the Police Complaint Commissioner and the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General and Deputy Premier regarding Bill 36-2023 proposed changes to the Police Act

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