News Releases

VicPD K9 Officer Arrests Man Wanted On Canada-Wide Warrant

Monday, January 14, 2019
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Victoria, BC – A man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant was arrested by a VicPD K9 officer and Patrol officers on Sunday, January 13th.

Rourke Desmanche was spotted in the 700-block of Pembroke Street just before 1:00 a.m. Sunday morning by a VicPD K9 officer working with the Patrol shift. The officer stopped Desmanche after recognizing him from his Canada-wide warrant for parole violations stemming from a homicide conviction.

Information Sought After Two Sexual Assaults

Thursday, December 20, 2018
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18-54850 & 18-56278

Victoria BC – Officers are continuing their investigation into two sexual assaults that may be connected.

On December 4th at 9:15 p.m. officers were called after a woman got off a bus in the area of Burnside Road and Carrol Street and an unknown man ran up behind her, slapped her buttocks and fled. The man’s described as Caucasian, five feet, six inches tall, with a slim build. He was wearing a brown, red, and beige knitted cap with stripes, a dark top and dark pants. The victim was not physically hurt.

Second Integrated Police Units’ Annual Report Released

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The Greater Victoria Police Chiefs and Detachment Commanders are pleased to present the second integrated police units’ annual report for 2017/2018.

This report represents a brief summary of the work of many of the integrated units that our collective police agencies, and in some cases our community partners, participate in together while delivering quality services to our communities in an efficient, effective and fiscally responsible manner.