News Releases

Man Apprehended After Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team Activated

Thursday, February 16, 2017
File #: 
17- 5971

Victoria, BC – One man is in hospital after being apprehended under the Mental Health Act early this morning.  

Last night, shortly before 8:30 p.m. officers were called to the 1400-block of Brooke Street to check on the welfare of man. Upon arrival, patrol members attempted to start a conversation with a man which was not successful. Out of an abundance of caution, the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT) was activated.

After a lengthy standoff, the man was safety apprehended just before 3:30 a.m.

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Witnesses & Suspect Sought In Second Bus Stop Sexual Assault

Monday, February 13, 2017
File #: 
17-5449

Victoria, BC –  Officers are looking for witnesses and a suspect in a second bus stop sexual assault. While too early to confirm that this incident is related to a February 8th incident, police are asking people to be vigilant while at bus stops in the downtown area.

On February 11th, a woman attended VicPD to report a sexual assault that occurred on February 9th at 10:00 p.m. while at a bus stop in the 1700-block of Douglas Street.

Our People | Introducing Our Newest Reserve Constables

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Victoria, BC – On Saturday, February 4th, our latest class of Reserve Constables were sworn in by A/Chief Del Manak before family and friends.

Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board Co-Chair Mayor Lisa Helps welcomed the class of 16 to their new roles as volunteer uniformed representatives of the Department in the communities we serve. The 2017 VicPD Reserve Constable class included a member of the Central Saanich Police Service. VicPD often partners with other regional police agencies to enable training opportunities such as Reserve officer training.

Our History | VicPD's Black Constables Display Up at Victoria City Hall

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Victoria, BC – In honour of our own history as part of Black History Month we proudly acknowledge the efforts of a small group of “Black Constables” that formed one of the first organized efforts to police Victoria. These brave men's efforts paved the way for our Department's foundation. A “Black Constable” uniformed in period recreation uniform from the summer of 1858 is on display at Victoria’s City Hall.

Wanted – Jason Krause

Thursday, February 2, 2017
File #: 
17-4130

Victoria, BC – VicPD Domestic Violence Unit Detectives are asking for your help in locating wanted man Jason Krause.

 

 

Krause has been charged with two offences under the Criminal Code, including Assault and Theft under $5000 and he is currently wanted. Krause also has outstanding warrants in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

 

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