Our Commitment to Protection of Personal Information 

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPP) governs the collection of all personal information handled by Government of Prince Edward Island organizations. This applies to any personal information submitted by telephone, fax, mail, e-mail or in person.

You Have a Choice

If you choose not to use the Internet or e-mail to provide personal information to the Office of the Police Commissioner (the “Police Commissioner”) you may communicate with us by telephone, fax, mail, or in person. (Not all options may be available in every situation.)

Collection of Personal Information

What happens when I provide the Police Commissioner with personal information?

Only the personal information necessary to respond to your message or complaint and to provide the requested service or product may be collected. For example, you may voluntarily provide government with your name, address, phone number, or e-mail address, if you wish to:

  • submit an e-mail, comment, question or request or subscribe for information online
  • file a complaint
  • provide feedback, participate in consultations, research or surveys online

Information is collected in compliance with the FOIPP Act to fulfill the mandate of the Police Commissioner under the Police Act. Your personal information is disclosed only to the authorized personnel who need it to process and respond to your request. 


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The Police Commissioner’s website uses cookies to collect anonymous and statistical information that helps us provide better service. We do not store personal information in cookies, nor do we collect personal information from you without your knowledge, as you browse the site.

The standard information collected when you visit includes the following:

  • Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of the computer used to access our sites
  • operating systems and the types and versions of browsers used to access our sites
  • Internet service providers used by visitors to our sites
  • dates and times users access our sites
  • pages visited
  • keywords users enter into our search engine
  • names and sizes of files requested

The Police Commissioner cannot personally identify you from any of the above information.

Cookies from third party applications

The site uses Google Analytics for the purpose of website analytics. Read the Google Analytics privacy statement to find out what and how your information is collected.


The Police Commissioner uses e-mail and website hosting services that are provided by the Government of Prince Edward Island. Security practices of government are continually evolving to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of information and systems. Government uses up-to-date security safeguards to protect its networks and websites from misuse, alteration, copying, disclosure, destruction, monitoring or unauthorized sharing of information and damage. These safeguards include the use of security software and encryption protocols, physical and technical controls and procedures to protect information behind the government firewall.

The computer systems of the Government of Prince Edward Island use hardware and software to monitor unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on our websites, disrupt service or otherwise cause damage. As a general practice, the government does not attempt to link this information with the identity of individuals visiting our sites. If an attempt to damage our site is detected, we may take further actions.