Public Safety

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

Cannabis

In preparation for the federal government's legalization of non-medical cannabis on October 17, 2018, B.C. has made a number of decisions about what our provincial regulatory framework will look like.

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.

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.

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.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is not just about physical abuse. It includes any form of violence within a relationship (marriage, common law or dating) - sexual, emotional, financial and psychological, including threats.