Provincial Policing Standards

The Police Act allows government to create binding standards on police and to evaluate the compliance of police with those standards.

Standards developed to date are below in PDF. All the standards are available in the British Columbia Provincial Policing Standards (PDF, 3.0 MB).

Other information relating to policing standards and evaluations is under Addenda below.

1. Use of Force

Section

Title

Number

Document

Date

1.1

Firearms

 

1.1.1

 

 

Firearms and Ammunition

 

Effective:
January 30, 2012

Revised:
January 1, 2017

1.1.2 Firearms 1.1.2 Firearms Training and Qualification Effective:
January 1, 2017

1.2

Intermediate Weapons

1.2.1P

Intermediate Weapon Approval Process

Effective:
January 30, 2012

Revised:
February 1, 2015

   

1.2.2

Intermediate Weapons

Effective:
January 30, 2012

Revised:
February 1, 2015

1.3

Conducted Energy Weapons (CEWs)

1.3.1

Threshold and Circumstances of Use

Effective:
January 30, 2012

Revised:
February 1, 2015

   

1.3.2

Approved CEW Models

Effective:
January 30, 2012

Revised:
February 1, 2015

   

1.3.3

Internal CEW Controls and Monitoring

Effective:
January 30, 2012

   

1.3.4

Medical Assistance to CEW Discharges

Standards (1) to (3):
Effective:
January 30, 2013

Standards (4) to (6):
Effective:
January 30, 2012

   

1.3.5

CEW Testing

Standards (1)(a) and (b): Effective:
January 30, 2013

Standards (1)(c) to (5): Effective:
January 30, 2012

1.4

Police Service Dogs

 

Principles for Standards for Police Service Dogs

 

   

1.4.1

General Requirements

Effective: September 1,2015

   

1.4.2

Threshold and Circumstances of Police Dog Use

Effective: September 1,2015

   

1.4.3

Reporting, Data and Review

Effective: September 1,2015

   

1.4.4

Performance Testing and Maintenance

Effective: September 1,2015

1.5

Intentionally left blank.

   

 

1.6

Intentionally left blank.

   

 

1.7

Reporting and Investigating Following the Use of Force

1.7.1

Reporting and Investigation Following the Use of Weapons

Effective:
January 30, 2012

Revised:
February 1, 2015

1.8

Intentionally left blank.

   

 

1.9

Use-of-Force Model

1.9.1

Use-of-Force Model and Techniques

Effective:
January 30, 2012

Revised:
February 1, 2015

2. Training for Police Officers

Section

Title

Number

Document

Date

2.1

Recruit and Advanced Training

2.1.1

Recruit and Advanced Training

Effective: January 30, 2012

Revised: February 1, 2015

2.2

Exemptions

2.2.1 P

Exemption Process

Effective: January 30, 2012

Revised: February 1, 2015

2.3

Appeals

2.3.1 P

Process for Appealing Decision of the Director of the Police Academy

Effective:
January 30, 2012

Revised: February 1, 2015

3. Training Courses and Development

Section

Title

Number

Document

Date

3.1

Intentionally left blank.

   

 

3.2

Provincially Approved Training Courses

3.2.1

CEW Operator Training

Effective:
January 30, 2013

   

3.2.2

CID Training

Effective:
January 30, 2015

    3.2.3 Use-of-Force Instructor Training

Effective:
January 1, 2017

4. Equipment and Facilities

Section

Title

Number

Document

Date

4.1

Video Surveillance Recording in Police Buildings

4.1.1

Video Surveillance Recording in Police Buildings

Effective: January 30, 2015

Revised: February 1, 2015

5. Specialized Investigations

Section

Title

Number

Document

Date

5.1

Missing Person Investigations

 

Principles for Standards for Missing Person Investigations

 

 

 

5.1.1

Intake

Effective: September 1, 2016

 

 

5.1.2

Risk Assessment Process

Effective: September 1, 2016

 

 

5.1.3

Response and Investigation

Effective:
January 1, 2017

 

 

5.1.4

File Review and Monitoring

Effective:
January 1, 2017

 

 

5.1.5

Family Members and Reportees

Effective:
January  1, 2017

 

 

5.1.6

Concluding a Missing Person Investigation

Effective:
January 1, 2017

 

 

5.1.7

Prevention and Intervention

Effective:
January 1, 2017

5.2 Major Case Management  

MCM Guiding Principles

 
    5.2.1

Threshold and Reporting


Effective: January 1, 2019
    5.2.2 Command Triangle and Investigative Team

Effective: See Standard

    5.2.3 Case Management System

Effective: See Standard

    5.2.4 Business Rules

Effective: January 1, 2019

    5.2.5 Oversight and Accountability

Effective: January 1, 2019

    5.2.6 External Relations

Effective: January 1, 2019

    5.2.7 Disclosure and Report to Crown Counsel

Effective: January 1, 2019

    5.2.8 Investigation

Effective: January 1, 2019

    5.2.9 Multi-jurisdictional Major Case Investigations

Effective: January 1, 2019

5.3 Inter-Agency Cooperation and Coordination   Guiding Principles

 

    5.3.1 Participation in Programs and Systems

Effective: January 1, 2019

Addenda

Section

Title

Number

Download Document

Date

Addenda

Interim Continuation of Policing Standards Established by the Former British Columbia
Police Commission (BCPC)

1

Interim Continuation of Policing Standards Established by the Former British ColumbiaPolice Commission (BCPC)

June 11, 2014

Addenda

Police Pursuits

2

Police Pursuits

July 14, 2014

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