Series GR-0065 - Telegrams to Superintendent of Provincial Police

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Telegrams to Superintendent of Provincial Police

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GR-0065

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  • 1896-1906 (Creation)
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    British Columbia. Superintendent of Police

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36 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 three volumes of telegrams to the Superintendent of Police, from 1896-1897, and 1900-1906. They are arranged alphabetically within chronological groupings.

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

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Accession number(s): 75-G-076

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  • Box: 880340-0608
  • Box: 880340-0609
  • Box: 880340-0610