The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of British Columbia is a civilian-led police oversight agency responsible for conducting investigations into incidents of death or serious harm that may have been the result of the actions of a police officer, whether on or off duty.

The IIO is established under the Ministry of Attorney General and is led by a Chief Civilian Director (CCD), who cannot ever have been a police officer. Although the IIO is part of the Ministry of Attorney General, all investigative decision making and the decision to issue a public report or refer a matter to Crown counsel are completely independent from the Ministry. The CCD is eligible to be appointed to a maximum of two five-year terms by Order in Council.

 

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