RBCM Archives

Series GR-0057 - Superintendent of Provincial Police correspondence inward

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Superintendent of Provincial Police correspondence inward

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GR-0057

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  • 1912-1922 (Creation)
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    British Columbia. Superintendent of Police

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3.84 m of textual records

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British Columbia. Superintendent of Police

Biographical history

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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Custodial history unknown, records accessioned in 1975.

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The series consists of correspondence inward to the Superintendent of Police between 1912 and 1922. The records are numbered subject files which are arranged in numerical order. The series includes "aliens and enemies" files; "Form A" files in boxes 14 - 20 contain the names of enemy aliens who were required to register and report to the Provincial Police, but remained "on parole" within the community. They also include the names of enemy aliens who were already imprisoned in local jails.

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These records are restricted. Please contact the BC Archives for information about access.

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See GR-0058 for later series.

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Accession number(s): 75-G-068

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