News Releases

Statement from Chief Constable Del Manak: Update on 2019 Budget Request

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Victoria, BC – In recent weeks, it has become apparent that many members of the public are interested in the ongoing discussion regarding the Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board’s request for funding for the Victoria Police Department for 2019.  The fact that so many people have joined the conversation about the future of their community highlights that most of our citizens care deeply about where they live and what the future holds for Victoria and Esquimalt.


Woman Located After Incident Downtown

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
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Victoria BC – Officers are thanking the public for assisting them in locating the woman from yesterday’s media release.

On January 28th, officers were called shortly after 11:00 a.m. this morning to the 1100-block of Douglas Street after several bystanders had concerns regarding the actions of an unknown woman. The woman departed prior to police being able to attend and check on her wellbeing.

Thanks to a tip from the public, she was located this morning.


VicPD Officers & Staff To Get “Freezin’ For A Reason” At This Year’s Second Annual Special Olympics Polar Plunge

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Victoria, BC – VicPD Officers and staff are joining our Oak Bay, Saanich Police Department, Central Saanich Police Service and RCMP policing partners alongside Greater Victoria area businesses for the 2nd annual Special Olympics Polar Plunge.

The Polar Plunge is a Special Olympics fundraising event that will help send athletes with intellectual disabilities to Special Olympics events. Police officers, business leaders and members of community organizations will brave the frigid waters of the Pacific Northwest Ocean on Sunday, February 17th.

Have you Seen Pamela Fletcher?

Monday, January 28, 2019
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Victoria BC – Officers are asking for the public’s assistance as we work to locate missing person Pamela Fletcher.


Pamela is a 59-year-old Caucasian woman standing five feet, 3 inches tall and weighing 120 pounds. She has grey/brown hair and brown eyes.  



Pamela was reported missing to VicPD on January 26th and was last seen downtown this morning at 9:00 a.m.


Five Stolen Bikes Recovered In One Day

Friday, January 25, 2019

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers from our “D” Watch are already seeing successes in a project that they’ve launched which aims to return stolen bicycles to their owners. In the first 24 hours of the project, which began on January 21st, 2019, five stolen bicycles were returned to their rightful owners while a number of suspected stolen bicycles have been seized pending additional investigation.

Since the launch of the project, several additional recovered stolen bicycles have been returned.

VicPD Athletic Association Presents Boys and Girls Senior High School Basketball Tournament

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Victoria BC – The Victoria Police Athletic Association’s boys and girls Senior High School Basketball tournament begins today at St. Michaels University School.

The senior high basketball tournament features teams from Vancouver Island and the Mainland and is a fantastic showcase of local talent. Numerous games kick off the tournament today and the final games are on Saturday at 2:15 p.m. with the awards ceremony taking place shortly after.

Witnesses Sought After Downtown Assault

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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Victoria, BC – Officers are asking for anybody that witnessed an assault downtown this past Sunday to call us.

On January 13th, officers were called for report of an assault at Yates and Douglas Streets.  Officers spoke with the victim who reported that his electric wheelchair made contact with an unknown man. The man took exception to this contact and an altercation ensued. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.