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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

September 17, 2018

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise the media that the Public Hearing involving Inspector John de Haas of the Vancouver Police Department, before the adjudicator, Retired Judge Carol Baird Ellan, is to be continued on September 19, 2018. The Public Hearing is scheduled to reconvene on September 19, 2018, at the Robson Square Courthouse, Room #109 at 09:00 am, in Vancouver.
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August 15, 2018

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise the media that dates have been set for the Public Hearing into allegations of misconduct against Constable Mark Lobel and Constable Viet Hoang of the Vancouver Police Department. The scheduled hearing dates are September 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 2018, and November 13, 14 and 16, 2018, at the Vancouver Robson Square Courthouse in Courtroom #109, starting at 9:30am
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July 30, 2018

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner has decided it is in the public interest to post the correspondence letters from the BC Association of Municipal Chiefs of Police and the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner, in relation to concerns regarding this office’s approach in cases of on duty motor vehicle incidents involving police officers, potential violations under the Motor Vehicle Act and corresponding allegations of misconduct pursuant to the Police Act. This disclosure is made pursuant to section 95 of the Police Act.
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BC Chiefs of Police Letter to PCC Lowe
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OPCC Response to BC Chiefs of Police
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OPCC Response to BC Chiefs of Police Additional Information
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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