Although the Board of Police Commissioners does not directly oversee the discipline of individual officers, or the day-to-day operations of the police services, they are mandated to provide civilian governance relating to the administrative and policy direction of the Halifax Regional Police necessary to maintain an adequate, effective and efficient police department. The Board also provides the same oversight in an advisory capacity for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Halifax District.
The conduct of Halifax Regional Police employees is guided by the Halifax Regional Police Code of Ethics. [PDF]
The conduct of Royal Canadian Mounted Police Halifax District employees is governed by Part 4 of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act.