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|Nelson Police Department|
|Formed||April 17, 1897|
|Operations jurisdiction||Nelson, British Columbia, Canada|
|Governing body||Nelson Police Board|
|Headquarters||606 Stanley Street|
|Elected officers responsible|
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 consisted of one chief constable and one constable. Over the years of its existence, the Nelson Police Department has grown from two to twenty members. Chief Constable Donovan Fisher has been the Chief Constable since 2021.
Nelson Police BoardEdit
- Board chair: Mayor John Dooley (since 2018)
- Director: Amed Naqvi (since 2016)
- Director: Elizabeth Edwards (since 2016)
- Director: Sue Adam (since 2018)
- Director: Jane Byers (since 2019)
- Director: Lena Horswill (since 2019)
- "Nelson welcomes new police chief". Nelson Star. n.d. Retrieved 12 January 2021.
- "A Brief History of Nelson Police Staffing". Nelson Star. Nelson Star.
- "BC Govt List of Municipal Police Forces". BC Provincial Government. BC Provincial Government. 3 May 2020. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
- "BC Police Act". BC Police Act. BC Government. Retrieved 2 May 2020.