Series GR-0056 - Superintendent of Provincial Police correspondence inward

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Superintendent of Provincial Police correspondence inward

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  • 1910-1912 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Superintendent of Police

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3.72 m of textual records

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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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The series consists of correspondence inward to Superintendent of Provincial Police from May 1910 to August 1912.

The records are filed chronologically within the following categories: 1. General, from government departments (1907-1912) (Volumes 1 to 4) 2. Wanted or missing (Volume 5) 3. District: Atlin, Hazelton, Skeena, Boundary, Cariboo, Hazelton, Kamloops, Kootenay west, east, southeast, and northeast, Nanaimo Comox, West coast, Vancouver, Vancouver Westminster, Victoria and Yale (Volumes 6 to 31).

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Accession number(s): 75-G-067

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The following files are lacking:

Vol. 1: files B-F, J-K, N-O and R-V; Vol. 5: files I-J, Q and V; Vol. 7: files C-F, H-J, L, N-0 and V; Vol. 9: files N-O and Q; Vol. 16: files B and D-E; Vol. 17: files L-M, O-Q and U-Z
Vol. 19: Nanaimo District files A-B, H-L, M, O, Q-R and T-Z; West Coast District files B, F, H-M and O-P; Vol. 29: files N, Q-R and U; Vol. 30: files B, E-H and P-R; Vol. 31: files T,U, X,Y, and Z

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