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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

November 9, 2017

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise the media that dates have been set for the Public Hearing involving Constable Brian Hobbs of the Vancouver Police Department, before the adjudicator, Retired Judge Brian Neal. Preliminary applications are scheduled to be heard November 15, 2017, at the Robson Square Courthouse, Room #109 at 09:30am, in Vancouver.
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November 9, 2017

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise the media that dates have been set for the discipline proceeding involving former Chief Constable Elsner, before Discipline Authority Ian Pitfield. The matter is scheduled to convene on January 15, 2018, and is scheduled for four (4) days. Discipline proceedings pursuant to the Police Act are not open to the public.
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November 3, 2017

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise the media that the Public Hearing for Constable Brian Hobbs of the Vancouver Police Department will be held on November 6, 2017, at the Robson Square Courthouse, Room #109 at 10:00am.
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Did you know?

Please see a snapshot of our statistics from April 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017.

282 59%

25 5%

143 30%

30 6%

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