• To speak to the Board, you may register as a delegation. Delegations speak at the public Board meetings, and speaking time is limited to a maximum of five minutes. Written submissions and further information for the Board can be filed with the Board office. To ensure meaningful and effective use of the delegation time, there […]

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  • Any requests for information can be sent to the Executive Director.

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  • There is one full-time Executive Director and one Executive Assistant to the Executive Director.

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  • Board directors are chosen to reflect the demographics of the community and are individuals who have demonstrated that they can act in the community’s best interest. Each Board director is appointed for a term of up to four years. They may be reappointed but cannot serve for more than six consecutive years. For more information, please visit […]

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  • Under British Columbia’s Police Act, the Board consists of the Mayor as Chair, one person appointed by City Council, and up to seven individuals appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

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  • The Mayor of Vancouver is the Chair of the Board, one Board director is appointed by City Council, and up to seven people are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

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  • Board directors do not receive a salary, and instead receive per diems. This is not designed to compensate a Board director for actual hours worked, but is rather a stipend to cover out-of-pocket and incidental expenses in the course of carrying out their duties. The Mayor, as Chair, is not eligible to receive a per […]

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  • Although conduct complaints are not within the jurisdiction of the Board to review and resolve, you can email your complaint to: office@vancouverpoliceboard.ca and a staff member will ensure that it gets submitted to the OPCC on your behalf. The most direct means of submitting a complaint about an officer would be through the OPCC:  www.opcc.bc.ca

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  • If a complainant is dissatisfied with the actions taken by the Board to resolve a service or policy complaint, they may ask the Police Complaint Commissioner to review the Board’s decision. Complainants have 20 business days from the receipt of the Board’s concluding correspondence to request a review.

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  • The Board is responsible for taking action in response to complaints made about the services or policies of the Vancouver Police Department. You can learn more about service or policy complaints here. It is important to understand that the Board does not have authority to oversee complaints about the actions of individual police officers (called […]

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  • Complaints about individual officers can be submitted to the VPD, the Board office, or directly to the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner (www.opcc.bc.ca). Individual conduct complaints are under the jurisdiction of the OPCC, while the Board is responsible for processing service or policy complaints.

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  • The Mayor is an ex-officio member of the Board, acting as Chair, and a neutral conduit of information between the City of Vancouver and the VPD. The Mayor, as Chair, only votes in the event of a tie. For more information, please visit the Chair Terms of Reference.

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  • 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 […]

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  • The Board is the governing body of the Vancouver Police Department and the employer of all sworn and civilian staff. As an autonomous authority, the Board is independent from both the VPD and the City of Vancouver. The Board is responsible for governance and oversight, whereas the VPD is responsible for policing operations.

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  • You can find information on making a Freedom of Information request here.

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