News Releases

Chief Manak’s Internal Message to VicPD Staff Regarding OPCC Findings In Elsner Matter

Friday, September 28, 2018

Victoria, BC – During his remarks at today’s press conference on the OPCC findings in the Elsner matter, Chief Del Manak made reference to an internal message that he sent out to VicPD officers and staff. Media members of our community asked for a copy of the message and in the spirit of transparency, we’re sharing it below.

Chief Manak’s internal message  was sent Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at just after noon.


Hello everyone,

Patrol Officers Seeking Suspects After Girl’s Unique Tricycle Stolen

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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Victoria, BC – Patrol officers are asking for your help as we work to locate suspects and return a unique tricycle stolen from an Oaklands home between 11:00 p.m. and midnight on Saturday, September 22nd.

The tricycle belongs to a teen girl with mobility challenges. The customized tricycle is her main source of transportation as she is unable to ride a two-wheel bicycle.

Cst. Ian Jordan’s Memorial Plaque To Be Unveiled in Hall of Honour

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Victoria, BC – You’re invited to join Hilary and Mark Jordan, alongside other members of Ian’s family, as Chief Del Manak as well as VicPD officers and staff unveil Ian’s plaque in the VicPD Hall of Honour on Friday, September 28th at 1:30 p.m. Ian will take his rightful place in the Hall, with his badge and plaque installed alongside his fellow fallen VicPD officers. Chief Manak will also escort Hillary and Mark to the cairn outside where Ian’s name has already been inscribed, and upstairs (3rd floor) to Room 320, the new “Cst. Ian Jordan Room.”

Have You Seen Missing Young Man Austin Bennett-Frechette?

Monday, September 24, 2018
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Victoria, BC – Patrol officers are asking for your help as we work to locate missing young man Austin Bennett-Frechette.

Austin is described as an 18 year-old Caucasian young man standing five feet, seven inches tall with a large build, weighing 200 pounds. Austin has medium length dark brown hair and blue eyes. He was last wearing a camouflaged hooded jacket with a blue and white plaid shirt underneath, blue jeans and black shoes. A photograph of Austin is below.

COLD CASE UPDATE| Efforts To Locate Missing Man Dennis Crook’s Family Identify Sibling, DNA, Photograph, Sailboat

Friday, September 21, 2018
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Efforts to locate missing man Dennis Crook have led to investigators locating a photograph of him from the year he went missing, a family member who is willing to supply DNA, and photographs of his sailboat Beverly Ann.

The photograph of Dennis and the familial DNA, and the information about his sailboat will greatly assist our investigation.