Board standing committees are set up to assist the Vancouver Police Board (the Board) in carrying out its work. Standing committees are made up of Board directors.

The Board decides the mandate of each standing committee. The standing committees then make recommendations to the Board. Standing committees do not make decisions on behalf of the Board unless the Board has specifically authorized them to do so.

Currently, the Board has standing committees on:

Finance

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Finance Standing Committee

Membership:  
Frank Chong (Chair),
Rachel Roy, Faye Wightman

Meets:
At least four times per year

Terms of Reference

Human Resources

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Human Resources Standing Committee

Membership:
Patricia Barnes (Chair),
Allan Black, Merrilee Robson

Meets:
At least four times per year

Terms of Reference

Governance

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Governance Standing Committee

Membership:
Faye Wightman (Chair),
Patricia Barnes, Allan Black,
Wendy Grant-John, Merrilee Robson

Meets:
At least four times per year

Terms of Reference

Freedom of Information

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Freedom of Information Standing Committee

Membership:
Rachel Roy (Chair),
Frank Chong, Patricia Barnes

Meets:
As necessary

Terms of Reference

Service or Policy Complaints Review

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Service or Policy Complaints Review Standing Committee

Membership:  
Allan Black (Chair)
plus all Board directors

Meets:
As needed, immediately following regular meetings

Terms of Reference

The terms of reference for each committee define the role and responsibilities of each committee and are set out separately. The Governance Manual outlines the key guidelines governing how all committees will operate to carry out their duties of stewardship and accountability.

Standing committee minutes are published on this website: see here for Standing Committee Minutes.  Some sections may be withheld for privacy or security reasons. Sections that have been withheld are marked ***.