Series GR-0352 - Superintendent of Police correspondence and reports

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Superintendent of Police correspondence and reports

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GR-0352

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  • 1897 (Creation)
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    British Columbia. Superintendent of Police

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Originals, 0.5 cm

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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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Letters and reports to Superintendent F.S. Hussey re affairs in Winter Harbour, particularly the disappearance of Necay and the accusation that Lewey and Daisy had murdered him, and the accusation that William Hunt had sold liquor to Lewey.

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  • Box: 880340-2114