News Releases

​Temporary CCTV Cameras Deployed For Remembrance Day Operations

Friday, November 9, 2018

Victoria, BC – As with previous events, we will be deploying temporary cameras in support of our operations to ensure public safety during this year’s Remembrance Day ceremonies in Victoria and Esquimalt. The deployment of these cameras will be part of our operations to help keep all of those who gather to remember the sacrifices of those who have served our nation safe.

Serious Collision Sends One to Hospital

Thursday, November 8, 2018
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Victoria BC – VicPD Traffic officers continue their investigation into a serious collision that occurred last night.

Just after 5:30 p.m. last night, officers were called to the intersection of Quadra and Bay streets after a vehicle collided with a gas-powered scooter. The driver was making a left hand turn onto Bay Street when the vehicle collided with the scooter that was travelling southbound on Quadra Street.

The scooter rider was transported to the hospital with life altering but non-life threatening injuries.

Suspicious Package Deemed Not a Threat

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
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Victoria BC – Numerous officers were kept busy last night after a suspicious package was located near City Hall.

Officers were called to the area of City Hall just before 10:00 p.m. after somebody located a suspicious package. Numerous officers attended and out of an abundance of caution, cordoned off the area around Centennial Square and City Hall.

VicPD Explosive Disposal Unit (EDU) members attended and were able to deem that the suspicious item was not a threat.

All Clear Given After Bomb Threat Leads To Courthouse Evacuation

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
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Victoria, BC – Patrol officers, with help from our specially-trained Explosive Disposal Unit (EDU) officers and VicPD K9, have given the “all clear” after responding to a bomb threat at the Courthouse.

Officers were called to the Victoria Courthouse in the 800-block of Burdett Avenue just before 4:00 p.m. today after B.C. Sheriffs reported they had received a bomb threat. Patrol, Traffic and other officers responded and helped secure the scene and evacuate staff, prisoners and members of the public. Nearby roads were closed out of an abundance of caution.

Two Arrested After Search Warrant Leads To Drugs, Stolen Property

Thursday, October 25, 2018
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Victoria, BC – A man and woman face multiple recommended charges after an operation in a multi-residential building in the 800-block of Johnson Street revealed drugs and stolen property.   

 The operation involved officers from VicPD’s Community Services Division (CSD), Strike Force, the Crime Reduction Unit and the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT).

Suspect Sought After Daytime Break & Enter Into Home With Two Teen Girls Inside

Monday, October 22, 2018
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Victoria, BC – Officers are asking for your help as we search for a suspect who broke into an occupied home in the Oaklands neighbourhood during the day on Friday, October 19th.

Officers were called to the home in the 2500-block of Shakespeare Street just before 12:30 p.m. for a report that a man had broken into the home while two teenage girls were home alone.