News Releases

Our History | Funeral Procession Honours Fallen VicPD Constable Earle Michael Doyle

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Victoria, BC – On this day in 1959, traffic slowed to a halt as motorists pulled to the side of the road and got out of their vehicles to honour fallen VicPD Constable Earle Michael Doyle. Cst. Doyle’s funeral procession moved down Quadra Street en route to his final resting place in Saanich.

Photo Of Armed Robbery Suspects Released

Thursday, July 20, 2017
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Victoria, BC – An image of the suspects in yesterday’s armed robbery of a jewelry business in the 600-block of Fort Street is being released by investigators.

Officers were called to the 600-block of Fort Street yesterday at around 4:35 p.m. for a report of an armed robbery. Two men had entered the store, produced weapons and taken merchandise. The men, described as Caucasian males, were both wearing dark clothing and dark “construction style” safety vests with high-viz green stripes on them and masks.

ALERT | Have You Seen Missing Man Justin Storms?

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
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Victoria, BC – Officers are asking for your help in our search for missing man Justin Storms.

Justin is described as a 40-year-old year-old Caucasian man with medium length brown hair that is shaved on the sides, and brown eyes. Justin has a large build, standing five feet, eight inches tall, weighing about 200 lbs. A recent photo of Justin is below.

Have You Seen Missing Youth Jade Kozma?

Saturday, July 15, 2017
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Victoria, BC – Officers are asking for your help in our search for missing youth Jade Kozma.

Jade is described as an 18-year-old year-old Caucasian girl with long brown hair and brown eyes. Jade dyed her hair blue/black within the last few months, and often wears it up in a ponytail. Jade stands five feet, five inches tall and is slender, weighing about 110 lbs.

Do you know these Break & Enter/Theft suspects ?

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
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Victoria, BC – Investigators are asking for your help as we seek to identify two men who are suspects in a Break and Enter/Theft investigation.

Officers were called to the Bay Centre on July 1st, 2017 after staff at a business there discovered their business had been broken into and cash stolen overnight. Investigation revealed the two men had entered the Bay Centre just after 11 p.m. on the night of June 30th, 2017 and had broken into the business.

Our History | VicPD Turns 159

Friday, July 7, 2017

Victoria, BC – Today marks the 159th year since VicPD’s founding.


Augustus Pemberton was appointed the first Commissioner of Police for the Crown Colony of Vancouver Island on July 7th, 1858. This appointment officially founded our department. Governor James Douglas authorized Pemberton to hire “a few strong men with good character.” This colonial police force was referred to as the Victoria Metropolitan Police, and was the forerunner of the Victoria Police Department.