On February 21, 2019, the Legislative Assembly appointed a Special Committee to conduct an audit respecting the outcome or resolution of randomly selected complaints and investigations, pursuant to section 51.2 of the
Police Act [RSBC 1996] c. 367 and to prepare a report no later than November 26, 2019 on the results of that audit.
The Special Committee engaged MNP LLP to conduct a compliance and a performance audit of the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner (OPCC) and held a public consultation to seek input regarding improvements to the police complaint process.
The Special Committee released its unanimous report on November, 25, 2019 which includes 38 recommendations to increase the efficiency, effectiveness, and accessibility of the police complaint process. Additional recommendations include proposed amendments to the Police Act to streamline the complaint process in appropriate circumstances, measures to improve communications, outreach and information sharing at the OPCC, and recommendations to improve training for OPCC staff, police, discipline authorities and investigating officers.
Read more in the Media Release.