BC Police Code of Ethics was unveiled and signed Friday, January 14, 2005:
What the BC Code of Ethics represents is the formalized written description of the values that govern what we as police officers say and do. It highlights individual and organizational responsibilities to the communities in which we police. We now have a written and accepted ideal standard for policing that can be incorporated into the education and training of all police officers in British Columbia.
This document considers the complex role of policing in a democracy. It acknowledges the balance between individual rights and public order, and the significance of public trust in the police. This trust is crucial to the continued partnership between the public and the police.
BC Police Code of Ethics (PDF 180KB)