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British Columbia Police Association Fact Sheet

The British Columbia Police Association (BCPA) is the combined voice for approximately 2,500 members in 12 police associations and unions across the province.

Association/Union Members
Abbotsford Police Association 209
Central Saanich Police Service 20
Delta Police Association 151
South Coast BCTA Police Association 137
Nelson City Police Association 19
New Westminster Police Association 103
Oak Bay Police Department 25
Port Moody Police Association 44
Saanich Police Association 170
Vancouver Police Union 1361
Victoria Police Association 231
West Vancouver Police Association 75

Background and History

The BCPA was launched on September 25, 2008. Its predecessor was the British Columbia Federation of Police Officers.

The mission of the BCPA is to act as the combined voice of front-line policing in British Columbia. While member police associations/unions of the BCPA remain responsible for negotiating their own contracts with their respective employers, the BCPA will offer guidance, research and communications support on both contract and other issues relevant and important to police officers in British Columbia.

The mission statement and motto of the BCPA is "To Protect Those Who Protect Others".

Tom Stamatakis, President of the Vancouver Police Union (VPU), is the first President of the BCPA. He was appointed to the position by both the Board of the VPU and by the Board of the B.C. Federation of Police Officers to lead and manage the transition to the new BCPA. Mr. Stamatakis remains President of the VPU as well.


Abbotsford Police Association  ·   Central Saanich Police Association   ·   Delta Police Association   ·   Nelson City Police Association

New Westminster Police Officers Association   ·   Oak Bay Police Association   ·   Port Moody Police Services Union

Saanich Police Association  ·   South Coast BC Transit Association Police Services  ·   Vancouver Police Union

Victoria City Police Union   ·   West Vancouver Police Association