Series GR-0397 - Vancouver-Westminster Police District records

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Vancouver-Westminster Police District records

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  • 1899-1951 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Provincial Police Force (Vancouver-Westminster Police District)

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1.13 m of textual records

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This series consists of records created or used by the Provincial Police office in the Vancouver-Westminster Police District, also referred to as the Vancouver District of Division E. Records date from 1899-1951. They include investigations; offence books; crime reports; office log, ledger and daily office diaries; descriptions of wanted persons; bulletins; records of prisoners handled by patrol wagon; Constable registration book providing reasons for their visit to Vancouver; reports received at the Provincial Police office with notes of instructions; Orders filed chronologically by order number from the Police commissioner in Victoria; and CIB special circulars : judicial decisions and department rulings, mostly "war circulars" related to World War II impacts on Canadians.

Some records, particularly orders and circulars, may be copies provided to the Vancouver office for reference or to provide direction on changes to laws and procedures.

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Transferred from the Ministry of the Attorney-General, 1978. Records in accession G81-111 (container 913432-0855) were transferred from the Vancouver Police Museum in 1981.


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These records are restricted. Please contact the BC Archives for information about access.

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Accession number(s): GR-0397, G81-111

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