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B.C. Reg. 78/2015
O.C. 267/2015
Deposited May 22, 2015
This consolidation is current to November 17, 2020.

Provincial Symbols and Honours Act

Police Officer Commissions Regulation

Contents
1Definitions and interpretation
2Prescribed criteria for officer commissions
3Prescribed qualifications for officer commissions
4Matters to be confirmed in written recommendation

Definitions and interpretation

1   (1) In this regulation:

"Act" means the Provincial Symbols and Honours Act;

"director of police services" has the same meaning as "director" in the Police Act;

"provincial constable" means a provincial constable within the meaning of the Police Act;

"serious disciplinary or corrective measures" means any of the disciplinary or corrective measures referred to in section 126 (1) (a) to (h) of the Police Act;

"service record of discipline" means a service record of discipline within the meaning of the Police Act.

(2) In respect of an officer who is a designated constable, deputy chief officer or chief officer of a designated policing unit,

(a) the meaning set out in subsection (1) for "serious disciplinary or corrective measures" is subject to any changes made by regulation under section 184 (2) (i) of the Police Act in relation to any of the disciplinary or corrective measures referred to in section 126 (1) (a) to (h) of that Act, and

(b) the meaning set out in subsection (1) for "service record of discipline" is subject to any changes made by regulation under section 184 (2) (i) of the Police Act in relation to any of the provisions of that Act that relate to service records of discipline.

(3) For certainty, a service record of discipline does not include records that, under section 180 (8) of the Police Act, have been expunged from the service record of discipline.

Prescribed criteria for officer commissions

2   (1) This section sets out the prescribed criteria for an officer for the purposes of section 22 (b) of the Act.

(2) The officer's service record of discipline must not include any record of serious disciplinary or corrective measures imposed in relation to, or accepted by, that officer.

(3) The officer must be recommended for a commission by way of a written recommendation to the minister made by the director of police services or by,

(a) in the case of an officer who is a municipal constable of a municipal police department, the chief constable of the municipal police department,

(b) in the case of an officer who is a chief constable of a municipal police department, the municipal police board of the municipal police department,

(c) in the case of an officer who is a designated constable or deputy chief officer of a designated policing unit, the chief officer of the designated policing unit, and

(d) in the case of an officer who is a chief officer of a designated policing unit, the designated board that governs the designated policing unit.

Prescribed qualifications for officer commissions

3   (1) This section sets out the prescribed qualifications for an officer for the purposes of section 22 (c) of the Act.

(2) The officer must have

(a) 10 or more years of service as an officer, or

(b) a combined total of 10 or more years of service as an officer or a provincial constable.

(3) The officer must have at least one of the following:

(a) a baccalaureate degree or masters degree, or a degree equivalent to a baccalaureate degree or masters degree;

(b) the rank of inspector or higher for 4 or more years during the period the officer has served as an officer.

Matters to be confirmed in written recommendation

4   A written recommendation referred to in section 2 (3) must include the following:

(a) confirmation of the officer's rank;

(b) confirmation that the officer meets the criteria for a commission prescribed by section 2 (2);

(c) confirmation that the officer has the qualifications for a commission prescribed by section 3.

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: Provincial Symbols and Honours Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 380, section 24]