About Us

What is the Manitoba Police Commission (MPC)?

On November 15, 2010, portions of The Police Services Act were proclaimed and the Manitoba Police Commission was established under the authority of Section 6 of the Act. The Police Services Act also outlines the membership and makeup of the commission as follows:

  • Section 9(1): The commission is to consist of at least five but no more than nine persons appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
  • Section 9(2): The commission must include at least one member of a First Nation and one Metis person
  • Section 9(3): In appointing persons to the commission, the Lieutenant Governor in Council must take into account the cultural and gender diversity of Manitoba.

There are seven commissioners currently appointed to and serving on the Manitoba Police Commission.

MPC Responsibilities

  • provide advice to the Minister of Justice on regulations under The Police Services Act
  • consult with the public on policing issues
  • develop a policy and procedures manual for use by all Manitoba Police Boards
  • develop an ethical code of conduct that all local police boards must abide by
  • arrange training for local police boards
  • assign and receive reports from civilian monitors, who observe independent investigations of police officers
  • conduct studies on issues referred to the MPC by the Minister of Justice

Chair Person

David Asper is a lawyer, former law professor and noted philanthropist. To see all of the Commissioners and their full profiles, visit our Commissioners page.