Speak at Board Meetings

The Board is interested in hearing from advocacy groups or citizens about policing issues which affect the community. 

[Note: The Board has no jurisdiction to hear complaints about the conduct of individual officers or about matters which are within the jurisdiction of the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner].

If you would like to speak at a Police Board meeting your request must be in writing and include the following information:

Your Name:

Date of Board Meeting:

Your Specific Topic (See the Board Policy on Delegations)

Acceptable topics must meet the following criteria:

  1. Relate to Vancouver police services or policies;
  2. Affect a segment of the community, as opposed to a single individual;
  3. Relate to a strategy of policing, as opposed to a single action by an officer(s);
  4. Relate to the Board’s oversight mandate, as opposed to day-to-day police operations;
  5. Not relate to a conduct complaint within the jurisdiction of the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner;
  6. Not be a substantial repeat of information presented by the delegate to the Board within the past six months.

Your request must be submitted by noon, one day in advance of the Board meeting date. You will be limited to five minutes and will be required to adhere to your speaking topic. 

You may submit your request by email [office@vancouverpoliceboard.ca]; fax [604-257-3878]; or mail [Vancouver Police Board, 2120 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC  V5Z 4N6.

Not all delegations will be accepted.   Your meeting topic must meet the Board’s Policy on Delegations (see information on this website).  You will receive an email confirming your registration as a delegation or advising why you are not being registered to speak.