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B.C. Reg. 204/98
O.C. 723/98
Deposited June 11, 1998
effective July 1, 1998

Police Act

POLICE OATH/SOLEMN AFFIRMATION REGULATION

Form of oath or solemn affirmation

1 For the purposes of section 70 of the Police Act, the following are to be used as the forms of oath or solemn affirmation, as applicable:

(a) for an officer other than an enforcement officer:

I, ....................[name], do [swear/solemnly affirm] that:

  • I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Canada, Her Heirs and Successors;

  • I will, to the best of my power, cause the peace to be kept and prevent all offences against the persons and properties of Her Majesty's subjects;

  • I will faithfully, honestly and impartially perform my duties as..................................[office]. ;

(b) for an enforcement officer or bylaw enforcement officer:

I, ....................[name], do [swear/solemnly affirm] that:

  • I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Canada, Her Heirs and Successors;

  • I will faithfully, honestly and impartially perform my duties as...............................[office]. ;

(c) for a member of a board or committee, the director or any person employed or retained by, or engaged and retained by, the director:

I, ....................[name], do [swear/solemnly affirm] that:

  • I will faithfully, honestly and impartially perform my duties as...............................[office or employment];

  • I will not, except in the proper performance of my duties, disclose to any person any information obtained in the course of those duties.

Filing of form

2 An oath or solemn affirmation under section 1 must be made before a commissioner for taking affidavits for British Columbia and filed as follows:

(a) if the appointee is a provincial constable or an auxiliary constable, the oath or solemn affirmation must be filed with the commissioner;

(b) if the appointee is a municipal constable or special municipal constable, the oath or solemn affirmation must be filed with the chief constable of the municipal police department operating in the municipality for which the constable is appointed;

(c) if the appointee is a bylaw enforcement officer, the oath or solemn affirmation must be filed with the chief constable or officer in charge of the detachment of police operating in the municipality for which the bylaw enforcement officer is appointed;

(d) in all other cases not specified in paragraphs (a) to (c), the oath or solemn affirmation must be filed with the minister.

Note: This regulation repeals B.C. Reg. 113/76, the Oath Regulations.

[Provisions of the Police Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 367, relevant to the enactment of this regulation: section 74]


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