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The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner promotes accountable policing within our communities and enhances public confidence in law enforcement through impartial, transparent civilian oversight.

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Welcome to the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner’s website. As Police Complaint Commissioner for the Province of British Columbia, my primary focus is to increase public confidence in the police complaint process.

An effective tool for improving transparency and accountability is information. It is my hope that all stakeholders will find this website to be an informative and valuable resource.

I, and members of my staff, remain committed to ensuring that the police complaint process in British Columbia continues to improve and meet the needs of both the public and policing community.

Sincerely,

Stan T. Lowe
Police Complaint Commissioner

Latest News

January 16, 2018

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise the media that dates have been set for the continued hearing involving former Chief Constable Elsner, before Discipline Authority Baird Ellan. The matter has been scheduled for February 19, 2018 at 9:30am at Robson Square Provincial Court Room 109. Discipline proceedings pursuant to the Police Act are not open to the public.
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January 4, 2018

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise the media that the Public Hearing involving Constable Edgar Diaz and former Constable Michael Hughes of the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Police Service, before Adjudicator Ronald McKinnon, is set to proceed on January 5, 2018, for an Application. The Application will be heard at the Robson Square Courthouse, Room #109 at 09:30am, in Vancouver. Further dates for the hearing have been set for February 13, 14 and 15, 2018, and April 16 to 20, 2018, at the Robson Square Courthouse, Room #109 at 09:30am, in Vancouver.
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January 3, 2018

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise the media that the Public Hearing involving Constable Brian Hobbs of the Vancouver Police Department, before the adjudicator, Retired Judge Brian Neal is to be heard January 8, 9, 11 and 12, 2018. The Public Hearing is scheduled to commence January 8, 2018, at the Robson Square Courthouse, Room #109 at 09:30am, in Vancouver.
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Did you know?

Please see a snapshot of our statistics from April 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017.

398 56%

34 5%

223 32%

51 7%

Number of Complaints Received
Number of Investigations Ordered
Number of Reportable Injuries
Number of Complaint Resolutions