Government (Police Services) Reports

Emergency Communications Service Delivery in British Columbia

Emergency Communications Service Delivery in British Columbia: Police Communication Centres and 911 PSAP (PDF) – 2015 is a discussion paper that outlines the background, challenges, and strategic vision for emergency communications service delivery involving 911 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). It seeks input from key stakeholders in order to inform the future of emergency communications across the province.

An in-person consultation forum was held in Vancouver on June 1, 2015, seeking feedback from key stakeholders on the Ministry’s strategic vision for emergency communications in British Columbia. The Strategic Vision Summary of Consultation Comments (PDF) document summaries the feedback from this consultation forum.

Getting Serious About Crime Reduction

Released in 2014, Getting Serious About Crime (PDF, 8.3MB) includes recommendations for government to use a more cohesive, collaborative approach to prevent and reduce crime. Areas of focus include:

  • Reducing recidivism by prolific offenders
  • Expanding and better co-ordinating services for offenders dealing with addiction and mental health issues
  • Broadening use of restorative justice
  • “Designing out” opportunistic crime

Getting Serious About Crime Reduction - Blue Ribbon Panel on Crime Reduction - released in 2014

Recent Police Audits

Policing and Security Branch evaluates compliance with standards, and inspects and reports on the quality of policing in British Columbia.

In 2009, Policing and Security Branch reviewed the resource deployment, call load, response time and use of force of the Victoria Police Department. It also compared service levels between the City of Victoria and the Township of Esquimalt, the two communities policed by the Victoria Police Department.

The following reviews are the division’s findings and recommendations:

Conducted Energy Weapons Test Results

These are the results of tests on the M26 and X26 conducted energy weapons:

More information about conducted energy weapons is under Policing Standards.

Law Enforcement Justification Provisions – Annual Reports

The Criminal Code provides a limited justification for otherwise illegal acts and omissions committed by law enforcement officers (and those acting under their direction) while investigating an offence under federal law, enforcing a federal law, or investigating criminal activity.

The Attorney General and Minister of Justice publishes an annual report on the use of specific portions of the Criminal Code's law enforcement justification provisions by municipal police departments and agencies operating in British Columbia.