2016 Q2 - Victoria
It is my pleasure to offer this quarterly report on the initiatives that the Victoria Police Department has undertaken in the second quarter of 2016.
During this period, VicPD supported a number of important community-focussed initiatives including National Volunteer Week, the annual Youth for Change and Inclusion camp, and the unveiling of the new British Columbia Emergency Garden of Honour on the grounds of the BC Legislature.
This quarter also included several important public safety campaigns, which VicPD supported with comprehensive information-sharing efforts. We worked hard to increase awareness about 911 Week, High Risk Driving Awareness Month, Emergency Preparedness Week, National Mental Health Week, National Missing Children's Day, National Victims of Crime Awareness Week, and World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
Finally, VicPD officers and staff continued our ongoing two-way dialogue with an extensive array of community groups and other stakeholders regarding homelessness, “Tent City,” and the vibrancy of our downtown area. We remain confident that, working together, we can achieve lasting solutions to these issues. In the meantime, VicPD will remain engaged at all levels as we continue to make progress in these areas that matter so much to the people of Victoria.
Acting Chief Constable