The investigation is believed to involve nearly half of the approximately 20 officers who work there.
The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner would not comment on details of the investigation, including whether any allegations relate to racism or involve the use of department computers.
John Dooley, mayor of the town in B.C.’s West Kootenay and chair of the police board, declined a request for an on-camera interview.
“The report is not complete … still under investigation … we can’t comment at this time,” he said in an email to Global News.
The department, one of the oldest municipal police departments in the province, did not respond to a request for comment.
Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth also declined to comment.