Series GR-0064 - Superintendent of Provincial Police correspondence outward

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Superintendent of Provincial Police correspondence outward

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GR-0064

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  • 1898-1918 (Creation)
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    British Columbia. Superintendent of Police

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40 cm 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 12 volumes of correspondence from the Superintendent of Provincial Police outward to Attorney General. The records were created between December 1898 and April 1918 and are letterpress copies. There are subject indexes at the start of each volume.

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Transferred to the Provincial Archives in 1975 by the Dept. of the Attorney-General.

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Available on microfilm, 8 reels [B07391 - B07398]

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Conservation restriction: use microfilm.
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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Accession number(s): 75-G-075

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