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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

October 17, 2017

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise the media that the Review on the Record into the proposed disciplinary or corrective measures for Constables David Bunderla and Richard O’Rourke of the South Coast BC Transportation Authority Police Service (SCBCTAPS) will be held on October 25, 2017, at the Robson Square Courthouse, Room #109 at 9:30am.
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October 16, 2017

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise the media that Discipline Authority Carol Baird Ellan has granted a request from former Chief Constable Elsner to adjourn the discipline proceedings, pursuant to section 123(10) of the Police Act.
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September 26, 2017

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner wishes to advise the media that the Public Hearing with respect to Constable Edgar Diaz and former Constable Michael Hughes of the South Coast BC Transportation Authority Police Service (SCBCTAPS) will be held on September 28th and 29th, 2017, at the Robson Square Courthouse, Room #109 at 9:00 am. There will be a preliminary application for recusal of the adjudicator at that time.
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Did you know?

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

118 55%

18 8%

66 31%

13 6%

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