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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 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: info@opcc.bc.ca if you have comments or feedback. 

Sincerely,

Clayton Pecknold
Police Complaint Commissioner

Latest News

May 30, 2019

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner has ordered an investigation into the conduct of police officer(s) involved in an incident which occurred during an anti-pipeline demonstration outside the Opus Hotel in Vancouver, BC, on May 22, 2019. The incident was recorded on video and reported in the media. According to the video, during the protest a woman approaches a male standing next to a uniformed Vancouver police officer. The woman in the video steps forward and appears to make contact with one of the men, the woman is pushed back and falls to the ground. As the video was posted on social media and reported in the news, the Police Complaint Commissioner has determined that it is in the public interest, pursuant to sec 95 of the Police Act, to disclose that an investigation has been ordered into this incident.
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May 17, 2019

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner addresses a matter before the BC Court of Appeal, involving information about serious allegations of misconduct by former Vancouver Police Detective Jim Fisher. The Police Complaint Commissioner considers that it is in the public interest to inform the public as to the status of the Police Act investigation into the conduct of former Detective Constable Fisher.
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April 29, 2019

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise the media that the Review on the Record into the disciplinary decision involving Constable Tyler McCluskie of the Vancouver Police Department will commence on May 3, 2019. The Review on the Record is scheduled to convene on May 3, 2019, at the Robson Square Courthouse, Room #109 at 9:30 a.m., 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