Integrity Independence Excellence

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.


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.


Stan T. Lowe
Police Complaint Commissioner

Latest News

December 12, 2018

The Police Complaint Commissioner would like to share the following message: “I wish to congratulate the Special Committee of the legislature on their selection of Clayton Pecknold as the next Commissioner. Clayton is a well-respected public service leader and he will bring to our office an entrenched public interest perspective. We will both work towards a smooth transition into his appointment.”
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November 20, 2018

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise that the 2017/2018 Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner Annual Report is available on our website.
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November 16, 2018

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise the media that the Review on the Record into the disciplinary decision involving Constable Byron Ritchie of the Delta Police Department will commence on November 20, 2018. The Review on the Record is scheduled to convene on November 20, 2018, at the Robson Square Courthouse, Room #109 at 10:00 am, in Vancouver.
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Did you know?

Please see a snapshot of our statistics from October 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018

116 41%

23 8%

122 43%

25 9%

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