News Releases

Our History | Remembering Cst. Johnston Cochrane – B.C.’s First Law Enforcement Officer Killed In The Line of Duty

Friday, June 2, 2017

Victoria, BC – Today marks a sobering anniversary in our history. June 2nd is the official End of Watch for Cst. Johnston Cochrane, who was killed in the line of duty 158 years ago. Cst. Cochrane was the first law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in British Columbia and the first VicPD officer to make the ultimate sacrifice. His story is told below by Sgt. Jonathan Sheldan.

Summer Action Plan Launched for the Third Year

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Victoria BC – After positive feedback from our community, tourists and businesses, the VicPD Summer Action Plan launches today.


In an effort to be more visible in the downtown core, VicPD will again deploy its administrative staff to walk the beat over the summer months.  In total, there will be 19 administrative staff redeployed during the peak hours of the day to be downtown, visible to businesses, tourists, and the residents of downtown Victoria. 


Lengthy Police Incident Results in One Arrest

Monday, May 22, 2017
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Victoria  BC – One man is in custody after a lengthy search after shots were reported fired.

Officers were called just after 2:20 a.m. yesterday morning after a woman reported that somebody shot at her vehicle in the area of Ryan and Shelbourne Streets. Officers quickly converged on the area and located a vehicle that had damage consistent with a gunshot.  

Police located a residence believed to be associated to the suspect in the 1700-block of Kings Road.  

Victoria City Police Athletic Association Presents The Legendary Powder Blues Band

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Victoria, BC – The Victoria City Police Athletic Association (VCPAA) is a non-profit society that supports events in the community and fosters positive relationships between the police and youth in Greater Victoria and on the South Island. The VCPAA was established in 1971 as a registered society and donates $30,000 per year towards youth sports and various scholarships.