News Releases

Reminder On Safe Skateboard Use After Collision Sends One To Hospital

Monday, October 16, 2017
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Victoria, BC – Officers are reminding skateboarders of regulations and safer operation practices after a Sunday afternoon collision sent a skateboarder to hospital.

Officers attended for a report of a collision between a pedestrian and a vehicle at the corner of Johnson and Broad streets at about 1:15 pm on Sunday, October 15th. When officers arrived, they discovered that the pedestrian had been riding a skateboard and has suffered with non-life-threatening injuries. She was transported to hospital.

Soccer Tournament and Community-Building Afternoon: Masjid Al-Iman Muslim Community with Greater Victoria Police

Friday, October 13, 2017

From the Greater Victoria Police Diversity Advisory Committee:

On Saturday, October 14th, community members from the Masjid Al-Iman Mosque in Victoria are partnering with police officers, support staff and volunteers from several local police forces for a soccer tournament and community-building afternoon.

Suspect In Custody, No Additional Incidents Reported, In Fire Key Vault Break & Enter Investigation

Friday, October 13, 2017
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Victoria, BC – A suspect has been taken into custody in our investigation into a series of break and enters that shared a similar method of entry: defeated fire key vaults. While our investigation is ongoing, officers are confident that the person responsible is in custody as there have been no further reports of similar incidents since the arrest.

Chief Manak Presents 2018 VicPD 2018 Provisional Budget To joint Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board and Victoria and Esquimalt Councils session

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Today, Chief Manak presented the 2018 VicPD 2018 Provisional Budget to a joint session of the Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board as well as the Victoria and Esquimalt Councils.

The 2018 provisional budget includes an increase to the core budget of $1,321,942 or 2.52%. It also includes $253,898 for the 2nd of a 2 year pilot to expand Mental Health Integration through the (Assertive Community Treatment) ACT team.

The financial impacts of these additions are:

Temporary Cameras Deployed During GoodLife Marathon

Friday, October 6, 2017

Victoria,  BC - As with previous events, we will be deploying temporary cameras in support of our operations to ensure public safety at the GoodLife marathon.

We’ll be deploying these temporarily placed, monitored cameras in public spaces & in line with BC & national privacy legislation.

We’re looking forward to a safe, family-friendly & fun race day. That’s why we’re using temporary cameras this year. 

Esquimalt Fire Department and Victoria Police Investigators Continue Fire Investigation

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Victoria, BC – VicPD Investigators and the Esquimalt Fire Department are investigating a suspicious fire that occurred shortly after 10:00 a.m. yesterday in the 300 block of Uganda Avenue.  

The Esquimalt Fire Department were able to get the fire extinguished and noted that the fire was isolated to the garage of the residence.

Investigators have one man in custody associated to the residence and the investigation is ongoing.  It is believed that there is no risk to the public.

No further details will be released at this time.