Type of entity
Authorized form of name
British Columbia. Superintendent of Police
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Other form(s) of name
- Superintendent of Police
- British Columbia. Superintendent of Provincial Police
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Dates of existence
Prior to the establishment of the Province of British Columbia, policing in the Colony of British Columbia was the responsibility of the Chief Inspector of Police (1858-1863) or Superintendent of Police (1863-1871) and in the Colony of Vancouver Island by the Commissioner of Police (1858-1866). In 1871, when the Colony of British Columbia joined confederation as a province of the Dominion of Canada, the police came under the authority of the Attorney-General. The reporting structure required the Superintendent of Police to report to the Attorney-General. The constables were under the direction of the government agent of the district who reported to the Superintendent.
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C Government Name
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Dates of creation, revision and deletion
KHUGHES 2013-10-17|KHUGHES 2013-10-22
Name taken from Annual report of the BC. Superintendent of Police, for year ending 31 Oct. 1897 published in the Sessional Papers.
Created by: khughes.