Nelson Police Department

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Nelson Police Department
Abbreviation NPD
Heraldic badge of Nelson PD
Agency overview
Formed April 17, 1897
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* City of Nelson in the province of British Columbia, Canada
Governing body Nelson Police Board
Constituting instrument BC Police Act
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters 606 Stanley Street
Police Constables 20
Elected officers responsible
  • The Honourable Mike Morris, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General of British Columbia
  • Her Worship Deb Kozak, Mayor & Chair of the Nelson Police Board
Agency executive Wayne Holland, Chief Constable
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Nelson Police Department is the police force for the City of Nelson, British Columbia, Canada.

Among the oldest police services in British Columbia, the force came into being as a municipal police force on April 17, 1897. The initial force only consisted of a Chief Constable and one Constable. Over the years of its existence, the Nelson Police Department has grown from two to twenty members. Chief Constable Wayne Holland has been the Chief of Police since 28 January, 2011.[1]

Nelson Police Board[edit]

  • Board Chair: Mayor John Dooley (since 2005 as Mayor)
  • Director: Mike McIndoe (since 2008)
  • Director: Bryan Smithson (since 2008)
  • Director: Leona Ashcroft (since 2006)
  • Director: Barrie Taylor (since 2006)


  1. ^ "Police chief Holland sworn in". Nelson Star. 28 January 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 

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