News Releases

It’s Official! PSD Bodi awarded his badge at Esquimalt Council Ceremony

Monday, September 18, 2017

Victoria, BC – VicPD’s newest police service dog (PSD) was officially awarded his badge in a ceremony that took place in the Esquimalt Council Chambers last night. PSD Bodi joins the VicPD K9 team as an explosives detection dog, and has already been deployed in response to calls and in support of operations throughout Victoria and Esquimalt after finishing his basic course in June 2017.

Local Businesses, Greater Victoria Harbour Authority and VicPD Team Up to Clean Up The Shores

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Victoria, BC – VicPD officers and volunteers will be working alongside members of the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority team, Transport Canada, and staff from local businesses including Coast Hotels, Spinnakers, the Delta Hotel, Red Fish Blue Fish, the Laurel Point Inn, the Chateau Victoria, and the Steamship Grill in efforts to clean up the shores of Victoria’s iconic Inner Harbour. The event will see volunteers, staff and VicPD officers cleaning up debris and garbage left along the Harbour Friday morning from 9:00 am - 11:00 am.

Update | Edmonton Homicide Suspect Gregory Christopher Tessman Arrested

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

UPDATE | Tessman was taken into custody by Vancouver Police Department officers on the evening of September 5th. 

Officers are searching for an Edmonton homicide suspect after Edmonton Police Service investigators discovered that he travelled to Victoria by bus over the weekend.

Gregory Christopher Tessman is described as 49-year-old Caucasian man standing 6 feet tall weighing about 180lbs. He has medium length, light brown hair and blue eyes.

Update: Have You Seen Missing Man Mohamed Aziz?

Saturday, September 2, 2017
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Victoria, BC – Officers are hoping that new photos will assist in locating missing man Mohamed Aziz.


Mohamed is described as an 83-year-old Middle Eastern man standing five feet, six inches tall, weighing about 160 lbs. He is described as balding with bushy eyebrows. It has now been determined that he was last wearing a dark grey jacket, black pants, blue socks and a cream coloured Tilley hat.  Investigators have determined that Mohamed is known to give out pens as gifts to people who have helped him.


Suspects Sought after Serious Assault

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
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Victoria, BC – Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in locating two men involved in an altercation.


Shortly before 11:00 p.m. on August 21st, an altercation between four men occurred at the corner of View and Douglas streets. Two of the men received non-life threatening injuries and were transported to the hospital. Two assailants fled the scene prior to police arrival.  It is believed that the two suspects spontaneously assaulted the victims.


The descriptions of the two suspects are as follows: