News Releases

Chief Elsner to Present VicPD Business Survey Results

Date:   Jan 26, 2015

Victoria, BC – VicPD’s Chief Constable Frank Elsner and the Downtown Victoria Business Association (DVBA) are partnered to present the VicPD Business Survey results in Centre Court at the Bay Centre.

Serving as the second round of consultations done in Victoria and Esquimalt, the VicPD Business Survey asked businesses in these communities for feedback on topics ranging from service satisfaction to how VicPD can help the business community.

One Man in Custody after Serious Assault

Date:   Jan 26, 2015

Victoria BC – One man is in custody after a serious assault and forcible confinement that occurred on Saturday, January 24th.

In the early afternoon, VicPD was called to the 100-block of Gorge Road East for a report of a badly injured woman who was found by neighbours in a hallway at an apartment building. Officers arrived to find the victim with what appeared to be significant injuries. She was rushed to hospital by the Provincial Ambulance Service.

VicPD’s Newest Constable To Be Sworn In

Date:   Jan 21, 2015

Victoria, BC – Chief Frank Elsner will join Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board Co-Chair and Esquimalt Mayor Barbara Desjardins in welcoming VicPD’s newest constable Trevor Sadownick on Thursday, January 22, 2015.

Cst. Sadownick joins VicPD after 12 years with the Calgary Police Service. He has been a Patrol member and Acting Sergeant, an Acting Detective in the General Investigative Unit, a specialty munitions operator in the Public Safety Unit, a member of the Marine Unit, and a Community Resource Officer.

Images Released In Search for James Bay Bank Robber

Date:   Jan 21, 2015

File:       2015-1741

Victoria, BC – VicPD investigators are releasing images in the search for a man who robbed the James Bay Bank of Montreal.

Officers responded to the James Bay Bank of Montreal location around noon on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 for reports of a robbery. Investigation revealed that the male approached a teller and demanded cash. He then fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

You’re Invited: Citizen Who Went in Harm’s Way To Aid Stranger To Be Honoured with Civic Service Award

Date:   Jan 20, 2015

File:       2014-54408

Victoria, BC – A Victoria man who put himself in harm’s way as he came to the aid of a victim of an unprovoked attack is being honoured with the VicPD Civic Service Award at tonight’s Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board meeting.

Officers Searching for James Bay Bank Robber

Date:   Jan 13, 2015

File:       2015-1741

VicPD investigators are searching for a male in connection with a robbery at a James Bay bank this morning.

Just before noon today, officers responded to reports of a robbery at the James Bay Bank of Montreal. Investigation revealed that the male approached a teller and demanded cash. He fled with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured. Officers flooded the area, but so far have not located the suspect.

Esquimalt Division Launched

Date:   Jan 12, 2015

Her Worship, Mayor Barb Desjardins, the Chief Elsner, officials, and residents along side VicPD members, staff and volunteers ushered in the launch of VicPD’s Esquimalt Division on Friday, January 9th at the Esquimalt Public Safety Building. While our policing framework agreement with Esquimalt went into effect on January 1st of this year, the ceremony marked the official launch of the Division, introduction of the staff dedicated to serving Esquimalt and unveiled two newly marked Esquimalt Division vehicles.