A VicPD officer was reprimanded with Discreditable Conduct after she used a police van to transport her children to school in September 2018.
The officer strapped her two children together in the front seat and activated the vehicle’s emergency lights and sirens while driving them to their elementary school.
The officer did not notify a police supervisor, and was already assigned to an investigation.
The incident is one of the items included in the 2018/2019 Annual Report from the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner, which highlights substantiated allegations of misconduct by police officers in British Columbia.
Other incidents include a VicPD officer leaving a loaded pistol in a desk drawer where it was found by a civilian caller, and a Saanich Police officer counselling an alleged victim of sexual assault not to report the incident.
The report also contains numerous substantiated allegations against former Chief Constable Frank Elsner. Elsner resigned in 2017 and was later investigated and found to have committed numerous acts of misconduct, including breach of trust and conflict of interest.
No incidents of substantiated misconduct were reported for this period in the jurisdictions of Oak Bay or Port Moody.