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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

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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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Correspondence inward to Superintendent, 1912-1922, in numbered subject files which are arranged in numerical order. Includes 21 vols. of "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 BCPP, but remained "on parole" within the community. They also include the names of enemy aliens who were already imprisoned in local jails. Note that the internment of enemy aliens in camps across BC was managed by the federal government rather than the BCPP. Note: These files do contain personal information. Some information has been severed from this finding aid in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Where information has been removed, this is indicated by the following annotation [severed].

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

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Accession number(s): 75-G-068

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File 1355

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