Series GR-0104 - Superintendent of Police notes and correspondence

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Superintendent of Police notes and correspondence

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GR-0104

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  • 1900-1916 (Creation)
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    British Columbia. Superintendent of Police

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13 cm of textual records and 2 photographs

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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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Scope and content

The series consists of miscellaneous notes, memos, and correspondence created by the Superintendent of Provincial Police between 1900-1916.

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Records are in poor physical condition with signs of water damage and old mold.

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Two photographs were removed from file 11 in 1993 and reaccessioned by the Visual Records dept. as 199305-014.

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These records are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or other acts and access may be restricted. Please contact the BC Archives to determine the access status of these records.

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See related series: GR-0056; GR-0057; GR-0099 and GR-0104.

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Accession number(s): 76-G-034, 199305-014.

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  • Box: 880340-0912