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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

July 18, 2018

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner has decided it is in the public interest to post the latest letter from BC Civil Liberties and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs to the Vancouver Police Board in relation to the method of investigation of their previous street checks complaint. This disclosure is made pursuant to section 95 of the Police Act.
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UBCIC BCCLA Letter to Vancouver Police Board
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July 16, 2018

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise the media that the Review on the Record involving Special Municipal Constable Leanne Keith of the New Westminster Police Department, before the adjudicator, Retired Judge Brian Neal will commence on July 20, 2018. The Review on the Record is scheduled to convene on July 20, 2018, at the Robson Square Courthouse, Room #109 at 1:00 pm, in Vancouver.
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July 13, 2018

BC Civil Liberties and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs Service and Policy Complaints to the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner – Given the extent to which information regarding these matter are in the public domain due to media reporting, the Police Complaint Commissioner has decided it is in the public interest to post materials relevant to this service and policy complaint on the OPCC website. This disclosure is made pursuant to s. 95 of the Police Act.
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Service or Policy Complaint
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OPCC Letter to the VPD Board
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Service or Police Complaint Amendment
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Did you know?

Please see a snapshot of our statistics from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018.

522 56%

46 5%

296 32%

64 7%

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