The Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board has released the Department’s 2015 Annual Report, with an emphasis on community engagement that helps in building healthy communities. This approach helped craft the Department’s Strategic Plan and is key to the Department’s direction moving forward.
Board News Releases
This is to advise that Chief Elsner’s lawyer has extended the filing deadline for Responses to Chief Elsner’s Petition to April 25th. The Board will be posting material filed by the Co-Chairs in this matter immediately after it is filed with the Supreme Court.
Chief Constable Frank Elsner, through his lawyer, has filed a Petition in the Supreme Court seeking an Order quashing the Order for an External Investigation made by the Police Complaint Commissioner on December 18, 2015.
The Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board (the Board) met yesterday afternoon to review the Police Complaint Commissioner’s Orders for External Investigations including the Designation of New Discipline Authorities in relation to alleged conduct of Chief Constable Frank Elsner.
The Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board (the Board) support the decision announced today by the Office of the Police Complaint Commission (OPCC) to initiate a Public Trust investigation of Chief Constable Frank Elsner, and the Designation of a New Discipline Authority in this case. The Board will cooperate fully with the OPCC investigations and will be convening at the very earliest opportunity in order to determine appropriate next steps.
The Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board is providing the following update on issues related to the Chief Constable of the Victoria Police Department.
Victoria BC – Representatives from the Central Saanich, Oak Bay, Saanich, and Victoria and Esquimalt police boards met yesterday on common issues that affect all police boards in the capital region.
Victoria BC – The Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board is pleased to announce that VicPD’s Chief Constable Frank Elsner, Deputy Chief Constable Steve Ing, and Deputy Chief Constable Del Manak have recently received national honours from the Governor General of Canada.
Victoria BC – Today, Acting Chief Constable Steve Ing will officially swear in the newest Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board member, Patti Stockton.
Victoria BC – Today, Chief Constable Frank Elsner will officially swear in Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board co-chair, Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps.