The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner (OPCC) has released its annual report with the number of opened files seeing another increase.
A total of 1,230 files were opened in the 2015-16 year, with 530 registered complaints received and a total of 50 investigations.
That represents a 14 per cent increase in files from last year, with Vancouver police accounting for almost half of them.
However, the OPCC notes major cities like Vancouver and Victoria have larger populations which factors into the number of opened files.
Alleged police misconduct accounted for the biggest number of complaints, 456 allegations, and eventual discipline usually ranged between verbal reprimands to suspensions or a reduction in rank.
More than half of the 777 total allegations were unsubstantiated.
Only 50 files eventually resulted in disciplinary measures, ranging from reprimands to suspensions.
The OPCC oversees and monitors complaints and investigations involving municipal police in the province.