The Vancouver Police Board is the employer and governing body of the Vancouver Police Department.  It provides civilian governance and oversight of policing.

Police Board Members

VPD Police Board
Left to right: Dr. Peter Wong, Dr. Sherri Magee, Claire Marshall,
Mayor Stewart Kennedy, Thomas Tam, Barj Dhahan and Patricia Barnes

Under British Columbia’s Police Act, the Board consists of the Mayor as Chair; one person appointed by the municipal council; and up to seven people appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

Board members are chosen to reflect the demographics of the community.  They are people who have demonstrated that they can act in the community’s best interest.  Each Board member is appointed for a term of up to four years.  They may be re-appointed, but cannot serve for more than six consecutive years.

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Meeting Schedule

Next Meeting: Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 1:00pm
Location: 2120 Cambie Street
Board Meeting Date Time Agenda Meeting
Board Meeting In Camera Meeting *SPCRC**
Jan 17
1:00 pm Agenda

*  SPCRC - Service & Policy Complaint Review Committee

** Meets, as needed,  immediately following the Board Meeting






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Board Meeting Schedule


February 21
April 18
June 13
July 18
September 19
October 17
November 14

2120 Cambie Street
1 pm
(unless otherwise posted)


After receiving a report about street checks from the VPD, in response to a Service and Policy Complaint filed by the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) and BC Civil Liberties (BCCLA), the Vancouver Police Board ordered an additional, independent review at its meeting on Sept. 26, 2018.

The Board is pleased to announce that it has finalized a contract with Pyxis Consulting Group Inc. to conduct the review. Work will begin in January and is set to be completed by July 2019.

Board Annual Report

Board Strategic Plan

Attend Board Meetings

The public is welcome to attend Board meetings.

Speak at Board Meetings

The Board is interested in hearing from advocacy groups or citizens about policing issues which affect the community.

If you wish to speak to the Board, please register as a delegation for this meeting at office@vancouverpoliceboard.ca by providing your name and topic.

The Board reserves the right to limit the number of delegations.

For more information, please read the How to Register as a Delegation.

Meeting Agendas/Reports

Meeting Agendas and Reports will be posted on this website two days prior to the meeting date.