News Releases

Passing of Cst. Ian Jordan

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Victoria BC –VicPD is saddened to announce the passing of Constable Ian Jordan last night. 

Cst. Jordan was involved in an on-duty motor vehicle accident in 1987, which resulted in injuries that left him in a coma until his death last night.   

Cst. Jordan sustained his injuries in the early morning hours of September 22, 1987, while responding to a potential break and enter in progress on Fort Street.  As VicPD members raced to the scene, Cst. Jordan’s vehicle collided with another VicPD car at the intersection of Douglas and Fisgard streets. 

Multiple Charges Being Recommended Against Victoria Man After Assaulting Officer

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Victoria BC - On Tuesday, April 10th, an officer attended the 1200-block of Douglas Street shortly before 10:00 p.m. for the report of a man doing drugs inside a business. Upon the officer’s arrival, the man quickly became violent and pushed the officer in an attempt to get away. A short foot pursuit occurred and then an altercation occurred in which the officer was assaulted. Multiple officers came to the officer’s aid and took the man into custody.

Abandoned 911 Calls Still Plague Call Centre

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Victoria BC – In 2017, we received over 7,300 abandoned 911 calls. These calls were handled by the 38 staff who work shifts in the Communication Centre.

 

These types of calls take an inordinate amount of time to deal with as each one is treated as real until it can be proven otherwise. Here are some tips to help yourself and help us:

 

  • Old cell phones can still dial 911. Please remove batteries of old phones if you are giving them to children to use. Numerous 911 calls last year have been children on the line

 

You’re Invited: VicPD Watch Commander's Open House

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Victoria, BC -  In our 2017 Community Survey, we heard from you that “our best defence against crime is [a] strong community and communication.”  In an effort to create a strong community and open lines of communication throughout 2018, our Patrol Division’s Watch Commanders are hosting members of the public for an open house. The first of these events happened at our VicPD Headquarters in Victoria in January. The next event will be hosted in Esquimalt.

Want to Report a Crime? Do It Online

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Victoria BC- VicPD’s online crime reporting system, which was launched in 2008, is an option to report non-emergency incidents.

 

In 2017, over 1400 reports were filed through the VicPD online reporting program, resulting in 219 hours of resource time saved. Calls that can be reported online include lost/found property, a theft or mischief with no suspect information or driving complaints. You can report right from your mobile device or a desktop computer.

 

Daniel Rice Located

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
File #: 
18-14540

Shortly after 11:30 a.m. this morning, officers located Daniel Rice. Daniel is in the process of being reunited with his family. Thank you for your assistance, especially to those citizens who called in.

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