ADVISORY RE COVID-19
The public is advised that the Office of Police Complaint Commissioner continues to fully operate during the COVID-19 Pandemic and related government actions. While we are unable to offer in-person meetings, in order to protect the health and safety of all parties, we have TEMPORARILY restricted access to 947 Fort Street, Victoria, members of the public seeking information and/or making municipal complaints can do so in the following ways:
Online through OPCC website (“Make a Complaint” below)
Email: info@opcc.bc.ca
Telephone: 250-356-7458
Toll Free: 1-877-909-8707

Thank you for understanding. We will be closely monitoring this situation and will reassess these measures as needed.

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Decisions

There are three avenues under the Police Act for adjudicative review. If the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner disagrees with a decision about misconduct or appropriate disciplinary/corrective measures recommended by the police department, the OPCC can appoint a retired judge to review the matter and come to a determination.

There are three types of adjudicative review:

  1. Section 117 Review
  2. Review on the Record
  3. Public Hearing

All adjudicative decisions deemed final and conclusive pursuant to the Police Act, may still be subject to Judicial Review.

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner may make these determinations and decision available to the public. The OPCC may sever any information that is protected under Division 2 or Part 2 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

For more information, please browse all pages in this section.