Series GR-0067 - Superintendent of Provincial Police correspondence outward

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Superintendent of Provincial Police correspondence outward

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  • textual record
  • microform

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GR-0067

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  • 1912-1917 (Creation)
    Creator
    British Columbia. Superintendent of Police

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1 microfilm reel [B14214(2)]

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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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Custodial history unknown, found in backlog storage in 1975.

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The series consists of private and confidential correspondence outward from the Superintendent of Police, from February 1912 to January 1917.

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Originals destroyed after microfilming.

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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-078

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  • Box: B14214