Policing Jurisdictions and Regions in BC

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Published by the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General and Emergency BC - Policing and Security
Licensed under Open Government Licence - British Columbia

Concordance table relating policing jurisdictions to policing regions to the type of policing in BC.

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Under the B.C. Police Act a municipality must assume responsibility for its police services when, as a result of a Canada Census, its population reaches 5,000 persons. These municipalities may form their own independent municipal police department, contract with an existing independent police department, or contract with the provincial government for RCMP municipal police services.

This table lists the type of police force and region for each police jurisdiction.

Due to the differences in the organizational structure of each type of force, comparisons between independent police departments and RCMP forces should be made with caution.

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NamePolicing and Security Branch (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Public Safety and Solicitor General and Emergency BC
Sub-OrganizationPolicing and Security

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Record Published 2013-03-27
Record Last Modified 2020-06-11
Resource Status completed