News Releases

Luck Runs Out For Lottery Ticket Theft Suspect

Friday, August 3, 2018
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Victoria, BC- A Victoria man is facing charges after investigators brought a series of lottery ticket thefts to a close.

Officers from our Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) and Strike Force (SF) were tasked with investigating a dozen lottery ticket thefts which had occurred in retail business in both Victoria and neighboring jurisdictions in recent weeks. In many of these incidents the suspect would distract the store clerk, reach behind the counter, and steal hundreds of dollars’ worth of lottery tickets.

Help Protect Kids By Dropping Off Unwanted Prescription Drugs

Friday, August 3, 2018

VicPD is joining with the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and police departments and pharmacies across Canada as we work to help keep kids drug free.

Over 375,000 Canadian teens have abused prescription drugs. More than half of these kids found the drugs in their own homes.

By securing prescription drugs, talking with your kids early and often about prescription drug abuse, and by dropping off your unwanted prescription drugs at your local pharmacy, you can help keep young people safe. It’s that simple.

Have You Seen This Stolen Tour de Rock Bike ?

Thursday, August 2, 2018
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Victoria, BC- Officers are asking for the your assistance as we work to locate a stolen bike belonging to Tour de Rock alumnus Erin Glazier.

Erin Glazier rode alongside other members of media and police officers in the 2012 Tour de Rock in an effort to raise funds to send children with cancer to Camp Goodtimes. The Tour de Rock is a yearly partnership between media and police officers and sees riders ride the Vancouver Island as they raise funds.

Notification | New Signs, Temporary CCTV Cameras Deployed for Symphony Splash

Thursday, August 2, 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 Symphony Splash. Alongside the camera deployment, as part of our on-going efforts to keep everyone informed and engaged, we will also be putting up temporary signs in the deployment areas so attendees are aware that they may be on CCTV.