You deserve to be treated with dignity and respect by all people working within the justice system. Formal complaint processes exist for police, lawyers and judges. Learn more by reading below.
Making a Complaint about the Police
Do you feel you have been mistreated by a member of the police? Unsure if you have a complaint? There are two main complaint bodies in BC, one for the RCMP and one for municipal police forces.
The Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP is an independent agency that reviews complaints made by the public about the on-duty conduct of RCMP members. The Commission is not part of the RCMP. You can learn more or make a complaint about the RCMP here
Municipal Police Forces
The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner (OPCC) oversees the handling of complaints involving 14 municipal police departments. You can learn more or make a complaint about a municipal police force here
Making a Complaint about a Lawyer in BC
If you have concerns about a lawyer, you may file a complaint. The Law Society reviews all complaints they receive. You can learn more about the complaints process, the kinds of complaints the Law Society is authorized to investigate and the limits of what the Law Society can do at the Law Society Complaints webpage
Making a Complaint about a Judge in BC
You can make a formal complaint about a provincial court judge or justice (including a judicial justice, judicial case manager and justice of the peace) if you believe their conduct is improper. The Provincial Court Act sets out the process to be followed – both by a person making a complaint and by the Court’s chief judge who receives the complaint.