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B.C. cop quits after being sexually ‘vulgar’ to junior officer

OPCC report said Greater Victoria senior officer was ‘demeaning’ while in supervisory position
A Central Saanich Police Service officer quit after getting caught being vulgar to another officer. (Courtesy of the Central Saanich Police Service)

A senior officer with Greater Victoria’s Central Saanich Police Service quit the department after getting caught being “demeaning” to a junior officer.

That’s according to the Office of Police Complaint Commissioner’s annual report on substantiated allegations against officers.

The OPCC initiated an investigation after receiving information that a member had made inappropriate comments and gestures of a sexual nature toward a junior colleague.

At the time of the incident, the member was in a supervisory position, the report said.

“The Discipline Authority determined that the member’s conduct was inappropriate, demeaning, and ‘had no relevant, or meaningful purpose, other than to be an insult, and vulgar.’ In arriving at the decision on discipline, the Discipline Authority further noted the member’s lack of acknowledgement of the incident and their position of authority and responsibility, as a supervisor, at the time of the incident,” the report said.

The member did not request a review of the disciplinary decision. The OPCC reviewed these findings and determined that further review was not required and that the discipline imposed was appropriate in the circumstances.

The office in question was disciplined with a reduction in rank and pay, but retired from the Central Saanich Police Service (CSPS) prior to the conclusion of this matter.

“Even though the member retired prior to the conclusion of this matter, their Service Record of Discipline will reflect the discipline imposed,” the report said.

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Chris Campbell

About the Author: Chris Campbell

I joined the Victoria News hub as an editor in 2023, bringing with me over 30 years of experience from community newspapers in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley
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