Report of the s. 42 Review of the Independent Investigations Office

 

In November 2016 the Director of Police Services commissioned a review of the IIO pursuant to section 42 of the Police Act. This report is available below as well as the IIO’s response at the time.

 

I am pleased to report that the IIO continues to make progress in addressing the recommendations identified in the Report of the s. 42 Review of the Independent Investigations Office. The following is a highlight of some of the progress that has been made since our October response:

Theme #1:  systems and processes to support major case management principles

  1. The IIO has identified the successful vendor for a new case management system. We are now in the process of implementing this new system.
  2. The IIO’s file review process now includes the CCD.  This allows for more timely decision making and earlier notification of Subject Officers and Affected Persons regarding the outcome of our investigations.

Theme #2: Structures to support major case management

  1. The IIO has completed its “Organizational Review”. This included a modification of our reporting structure to better represent actual job responsibilities. We have also specifically assigned administrative assistance to our investigative teams.

The IIO is committed to providing the people of British Columbia timely, excellent, thorough, and unbiased investigations of police-related incidents which result in the death or serious harm. The Report of the s. 42 Review of the Independent Investigations Office has played an important role in helping the IIO to meet its goals.

Ron MacDonald, Q.C.
Chief Civilian Director, IIO
January 9, 2018

Report of the s. 42 Review of the Independent Investigations Office
Response by (former) IIO CCD Bert Phipps