Public Safety

Public safety is about creating a secure, just and resilient British Columbia.


The federal government legalized non-medical cannabis on October 17, 2018.

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Death Investigation

The BC Coroners Service is a fact-finding — not a fault-finding — agency that provides an independent service to the family, community, government agencies and other organizations.

Missing Persons

In B.C., there is no waiting period to report someone missing and anyone can make a report. You do not need to be a member of the missing person’s immediate family.

Gender-Based Violence, Sexual Assault, and Domestic Violence

Gender-based violence (GBV) is violence that is committed against someone based on their gender identity, gender expression, or perceived gender. It can be physical, emotional, psychological, or sexual in nature. GBV disproportionately impacts women and girls, Indigenous peoples, and other diverse populations. 

Protecting Children

Child protection services in BC are intended to safeguard children from harm. Where there is reason to believe a child has been abused or neglected, or is otherwise in need of protection, child protection social workers have the delegated authority to investigate and take appropriate action to ensure that child’s safety.