Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General

Last updated on March 11, 2024

Featured Topics

  • B.C. Corrections
    B.C. Corrections helps keep British Columbians safe by managing adults who are in custody or under community supervision.
  • Crime Victims
    Help is available if you have been impacted by a crime or violence.
  • ICBC
    The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia provides universal auto insurance to B.C. motorists. They are also responsible for driver licensing and vehicle registration and licensing.
  • Liquor and Cannabis Regulation
    The Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch oversees the regulation and licensing of liquor and non-medical cannabis establishments and events.
  • Policing in B.C.
    With diverse communities with their own needs for policing the province receives police services from multiple areas, including: RCMP federal, provincial and municipal forces, and a First Nations administered police force.
  • RoadSafetyBC
    Works with law enforcement, professional organizations, government agencies, non-governmental organizations and community groups toward the goal of ensuring British Columbia has the safest roads in North America.

Featured Services

  • Armoured Vehicle, Body Armour and Metal Recycling Permits
    Learn about permits you need to operate an armoured vehicle, possess body armour or purchase regulated metal in B.C.
  • Online Criminal Record Checks
    The Criminal Record Review Act ensures that people who work with or may potentially have unsupervised access to children or vulnerable adults undergo a criminal record check by the Criminal Records Review Program.
  • Security Industry Licencing
    Under British Columbia’s Security Services Act, businesses and individuals offering security services must hold a valid security licence issued by the Registrar of Security Services.
  • VictimLinkBC
    VictimLinkBC is a toll-free, confidential, multilingual service available across B.C. and the Yukon 24 hours a day, 7 days a week that provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence. VictimLinkBC can be accessed by calling or texting 1-800-563-0808 or sending an email to


Honourable Mike Farnworth

Honourable Mike Farnworth

Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General

 Deputy Minister

Deputy Minister Douglas Scott

Douglas Scott

Deputy Solicitor General, Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General