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Special Committee to Review the Police Complaint Process

 

 

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Welcome

​​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.

As part of its review of the police complaint process, the Special Committee invites British Columbians to provide a written, audio or video submission focused on the following questions:

Submissions may be made through the Committee's consultation portal and must be received by 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2019. Prior to making a submission, please review the Parliamentary Committees Office Privacy Policy.

The Special Committee is also holding public hearings on June 5-6, 2019 to hear from invited police and law enforcement organizations, Indigenous organizations, and community advocacy groups regarding the police complaint process.

On March 25, 2019, the Special Committee issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) in order to engage an auditor to conduct a compliance audit respecting the outcome or resolution of randomly selected complaints and investigations undertaken under Part 11 of the Police Act, and to conduct a performance audit to measure the effectiveness, timeliness, accessibility and accountability of the police complaint process. The dealine for receipt of proposals in response to the RFP was 4:00 p.m., Friday, April 26, 2019.

Terms of Reference

On February 21, 2019 the Legislative Assembly agreed that a Special Committee be appointed 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 said Special Committee shall have the powers of a Select Standing Committee and in addition is empowered:

  1. to appoint of their number one or more subcommittees and to refer to such subcommittees any of the matters referred to the committee;
  2. to sit during a period in which the House is adjourned, during the recess after prorogation until the next following Session and during any sitting of the House;
  3. to adjourn from place to place as may be convenient; and
  4. to retain such personnel as required to assist the committee;

and shall report as soon as possible to the House, or following any adjournment, or at the next following Session, as the case may be; to deposit the original of its reports with the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly during a period of adjournment and upon resumption of the sittings of the House, the Chair shall present all reports to the Legislative Assembly.

Contact Information

​Special Committee to Review the Police Complaint Process
c/o Parliamentary Committees Office
Room 224, Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC V8V 1X4
Canada

Phone: 250-356-2933 (collect) or 1-877-428-8337 (toll-free)
Email: pcpreviewcommittee@leg.bc.ca

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Media Releases

 

 

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Meeting Documents

 

 

Meeting: Special Committee to Review the Police Complaint Process https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20190506-pcp-0900Special Committee to Review the Police Complaint Process<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/pcp/meetingdocuments/2019-05-06_Ombudsman_Oversight-in-lock-ups.pdf" target="_blank"><p>Office of the Ombudsperson correspondence, <em>Oversight in Lock-Ups in RCMP-Policed Municipalities</em></p></a><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/pcp/meetingdocuments/2019-05-06_BCAPB_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">British Columbia Association of Police Boards, <em>Issues for discussion with the Special Legislative Commitee Reviewing Section 11 of the Police Act - Police Complaints</em>​​​</a></p>5/6/2019 4:00:00 PMMeeting: Special Committee to Review the Police Complaint Process
Meeting: Special Committee to Review the Police Complaint Process https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20190401-pcp-0900Special Committee to Review the Police Complaint Process<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/pcp/meetingdocuments/2019-04-01_OPCC_App1_Progress-2012-recommendations.pdf" target="_blank"><p>Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner, Update to the recommendations of the 2013 Report of the Special Committee to Inquire into the Use of Conducted Energy Weapons and to Audit Selected Police Complaints</p></a><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/pcp/meetingdocuments/2019-04-01_OPCC_App2_Stats-complaint-process.pdf" target="_blank"><p>Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner, Number and Outcome of Investigations under the <em>Police Act</em></p></a><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/pcp/meetingdocuments/2019-04-01_OPCC_App3_Complaint-Process-Flowchart.pdf" target="_blank"><p>Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner, Flow Chart Police Complaint Process</p></a><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/4th-session/pcp/meetingdocuments/2019-04-01_OPCC_App4_Time-Limits.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner, <em>Police Act</em> Time Limits​​</a></p>4/1/2019 4:00:00 PMMeeting: Special Committee to Review the Police Complaint Process

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