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Nelson Police Department
Heraldic badge of Nelson PD
Heraldic badge of Nelson PD
Agency overview
FormedApril 17, 1897
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionNelson, British Columbia, Canada
Governing bodyNelson Police Board
Constituting instrument
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters606 Stanley Street
Police constables20
Elected officers responsible
  • The Honourable Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General of British Columbia
  • Her Worship Janice Morrison, Mayor of Nelson & Chair of the Nelson Police Board
Agency executive
  • Donovan Fisher, Chief Constable

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 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.[1][2]

Nelson Police Department is one of eleven municipal police forces in British Columbia.[3] The department is governed under the authority of the BC Police Act.[4]

Nelson Police Board

  • Board Chair: Mayor Janice Morrison (since 2022)
  • Director: Lindsay MacKay by Municipal Appointment (since 2022)
  • Director: Devon Caron by Provincial Appointment (since 2022)
  • Director: Jane Byers by Provincial Appointment(since 2019)
  • Director: Lena Horswill by Provincial Appointment (since 2019)
  • Director: Sue Adam by Provincial Appointment (since 2018)


  1. ^ "Nelson welcomes new police chief". Nelson Star. n.d. Retrieved 12 January 2021.
  2. ^ "A Brief History of Nelson Police Staffing". Nelson Star. Nelson Star.
  3. ^ "BC Govt List of Municipal Police Forces". BC Provincial Government. 3 May 2020. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  4. ^ "BC Police Act". BC Police Act. BC Government. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
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