British Columbia Provincial Police. Port Essington Office

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British Columbia Provincial Police. Port Essington Office

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1858- 1950


A provincial police force was established in 1858 and later, when the province joined Confederation in 1871, the BC police reported to the Attorney-General. The constables were under the direction of the government agent of the district who reported to the Superintendent. The BC Provincial Police were taken over by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in August, 1950.


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