The Vancouver Police Board is made up of citizens with strong ties to the community it serves. As a neutral civilian accountability mechanism to oversee policing, police boards work to ensure that there is a high standard of policing and that the interaction between police and community is fair and responsive.

Police boards in British Columbia perform four main governance functions:

  1. Employer of all sworn and civilian members of the department;
  2. Provide financial oversight for the department;
  3. Establish policies that set the direction for the department; and
  4. Act as the authority for policy and service complaints.

More information on the role of the Board can be found in the BC Police Board Handbook.