Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA)

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA) provides two basic rights for members of the public:

  • The right to access information in government records
  • The right to have personal information protected from unauthorized collection, use and disclosure

Official Freedom of Information requests regarding Board records must be made in writing, using this form:

Request for Information Form

 

This process is intended to be used as a last resort when information is not available through normal access procedures. Any requests for assistance or alternative ways to make a request, or any questions regarding information that is already publicly available can be directed to: office@vancouverpoliceboard.ca or 604-717-3280.

Requests for records from the Vancouver Police Department should be made to the VPD’s Information and Privacy Unit (foi@vpd.ca).

Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Board has thirty (30) business days, excluding weekends and holidays, to reasonably respond to your request. Requests are processed in the order that they are received.

Depending on the nature and scope of the request, the Board may extend the time set out in FOIPPA for its response to the request by an additional 30 days, pursuant to section 10(1)(b) of the Act.

Personal information is collected for the purpose of responding to your request. The Vancouver Police Board is collecting this under s.26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. For questions regarding the collection of personal information on this form, please contact the Executive Director at: office@vancouverpoliceboard.ca or 604-717-3280.