Delta Police Board
The Delta Police Board is mandated by the BC Police Act to provide civilian governance, accountability and oversight of the Delta Police Department. The Board provides direction and support to the Chief Constable who is responsible for the general supervision and command over the Police Department. The Board ensures that the direction of the department is consistent with community expectations.
The Board is comprised of the Mayor, who is also the Chair, up to seven persons appointed by the Provincial Government, and one person appointed by Delta City Council. Board members' appointments can be for a minimum of one year to a maximum of six years.
In accordance with the Police Act, the Board:
- is the employer of all DPD officers and staff, with the Board Chair being responsible for discipline matters related to the Chief Constable and Deputy Chief Constables;
- approves the DPD's budget and provides primary financial oversight;
- establishes the DPD's priorities, goals and objectives, as well as the policies that set the direction of the DPD; and
- addresses Police Act service or Policy complaints.