Ministry of Justice

B.C. Government Reports

Recent Police Audits

On behalf of the Solicitor General, Police Services Division evaluates compliance with standards and inspects and reports on the quality of policing and law enforcement services in the province. See the About Us page on this website for more information about Police Services Division.

Victoria Police Department Audit – In January 2009, the Solicitor General requested Police Services Division to conduct a review of the Victoria Police Department's resource deployment, call load, response time and associated costs, use of force, including the department's use of force based on compliance with specific provincial standards and sections of the Police Act Use of Force regulation. These reports present the findings and recommendations from the focused inspection and service level review. A key consideration of the service level review was parity of service delivery between the City of Victoria and the Township of Esquimalt, the two communities policed by the Victoria Police department.

Conducted Energy Weapons Test Results

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

Law Enforcement Justification Provisions – Annual Reports

The Criminal Code of Canada (sections 25.1 to 25.4 ) provides a limited justification for otherwise illegal acts and omissions committed by law enforcement officers (and those acting under their direction) while investigating an offence under federal law, enforcing a federal law, or investigating criminal activity.

The Attorney General and Minister of Justice is required to make public an annual report on the use of specific portions of the Criminal Code's law enforcement justification provisions by municipal police departments and agencies that operate in British Columbia.