Ministry of Justice

All Reports and Publications – Index

Below are links to the publications available in 'Portable Document Format – PDF' for download from this site. As many of these publications are also linked to throughout this site, under the relevant topic on the left hand navigation, the entry below will take you to the relevant page on this website to download the publication.

Emergency Communications Service Delivery in British Columbia - Strategic Vision Summary of Consultation Comments

Getting Serious About Crime Reduction - Blue Ribbon Panel on Crime Reduction

Emergency Communications Strategic Vision

The B.C. Policing and Community Safety Plan was developed through an engagement process with British Columbians, community leaders, local governments and police. It presents a framework against which decisions about policing will be made now and into the future.

Click on the following link to read a supplement to the B.C. Policing Plan Community Safety Plan.

The B.C. Policing Plan Summary Report provides a comprehensive review of feedback from community service providers, local governments, First Nations and police who attended nine regional roundtables on policing.

Click on any of the following links to read the feedback received at regional roundtables the Province conducted as part of creating B.C.’s Policing Plan, a strategic plan to provide goals, targets and performance measures for police.

The following are links to the different police agreements in effect in B.C.

The agreements, effective as of April 1st, 2012 are as follows:

First Nations Framework Agreement:

Financing for policing is mandated by a number of different police agreements, each agreement is different depending on the police model. Information on police financing in British Columbia is summarized in the following document:

For more information see the following pages on this site:

See First Nations Policing page on this website for information on first nations policing models in British Columbia and links to related publications.

All reports and related links are posted on the B.C. Government Reports page of this website – the following are links the different sections on this page.

The following reports present the findings and results of testing performed on the M26 and X26 Conducted Energy Weapons (CEW).

All reports and related links are posted on the Crime and Police Statistics page of this website – the following are links the different sections on this page.

Police assume a critical responsibility in identifying highest risk cases of domestic violence and in initiating the flow of information and communication among key response agencies. Municipal police and Royal Canadian Mounted Police across British Columbia follow this guideline document:

Police Release On a Promise to Appear With an Undertaking in Violence Against Women in Relationships Cases (December 2010)

For more information see the Domestic Violence information posting on the Victim Services site - Publications page.

British Columbia’s Auxiliary / Reserve Constable Program strengthens community and police partnerships by providing an opportunity for citizen volunteers to perform authorized activities in support of strategies to address the causes of, or reduce the fear of, crime and disorder.

Auxiliary / Reserve Constable Program: Provincial Policy updated February 2012

Document is for distribution to all B.C.'s Auxiliary / Reserve Constables, RCMP 'E' Division and Municipal Police Departments

This information and other relevant information can also be found on the Description of Policing in B.C. page.

This booklet is intended as a quick reference guide to assist police and other enforcement officers in finding specific section numbers and fines included in the Violation Ticket Administration and Fines Regulation under the Offence Act (B.C. Reg. 89/97).

Below are links to some of the provincial legislation and regulations relevant to policing in British Columbia.

Police Act [RSBC 1996]

Regulations under the Police Act:

Offence Act

Violation Ticket Administration and Fines Regulation

Charter of Rights

Provincial government acts and regulations are available on the BC Laws website. Access to the acts and regulations on this site is free, but the site is not always up-to-date with the most recent changes in legislation. QP LegalEze is the official site of all provincial acts and regulations – everything posted on QP LegalEze is up-to-date. There is a fee to use QP LegalEze: however, access to this site is available free-of-charge from many public libraries.