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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

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October 2, 2018

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise the media that the Review on the Record involving Constable Geoffrey Young of the Delta Police Department, before the adjudicator, Retired Judge Carole Lazar, will commence on October 5, 2018. The Review on the Record is scheduled to convene on October 5, 2018, at the Robson Square Courthouse, Room #109 at 9:30 am, in Vancouver.
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October 2, 2018

Public Hearing into the conduct of Constable Diaz and former Constable Hughes. The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise the media that the scheduled hearing dates of October 9, 10, 11 and 12, 2018, at the Robson Square Courthouse, Room #109 at 09:30am, in Vancouver have been cancelled. Further updates regarding this matter will be provided at a later date.
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October 1, 2018

On September 26th, 2018, the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner (OPCC) released a public report confirming the decisions of the two retired judges as final and conclusive. In the Commissioner’s review of the Mayors’ discipline process (at page 40 of the report), he quoted from the covering letter that the internal investigator sent to the Mayors, dated November 16, 2015. It seems that the Commissioner’s reference to that letter, without the content of the entire letter, has created some confusion as to when the Mayors knew about allegations of bullying and harassment against former chief Frank Elsner. For the purposes of clarity, the Commissioner is releasing the letter in its entirety, except for two portions that are not relevant, which have been removed. The letter is attached to the Media Statement.
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Did you know?

Please see a snapshot of our statistics from April 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018.

235 48%

37 8%

188 39%

27 6%

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