Nova Scotia Archives

Government Administrative Histories

Nova Scotia. Police Complaints Commissioner

Other forms of name:
Nova Scotia Police Commission

The Police Services Act of 1969 established the Nova Scotia Police Commission, the objects of which were to advise on matters relating to crime prevention, the preservation of peace and order, and promoting the efficiency of police services; and to investigate, inquire into and report on complaints against police and disciplinary matters involving individual police officers. In 2004 the commission was abolished and a complaints commissioner appointed to investigate and attempt to resolve any complaint from a member of the public alleging that a member of a police department breached the code of conduct or that the department itself failed to meet public expectations.

Notes: Authority record based on Statutes of Nova Scotia: 1969 c. 17, 1974 c. 9, 1992 c. 28, 2004 c. 31.

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