Date: Thursday, January 5, 2023

Victoria, BC –  VicPD welcomes 12 new members over the next week – seven police officers and five jailers.

Chief Constable Del Manak swore in three new auxiliary jailers and five new recruit constables at a ceremony in VicPD’s Curry Room today. Chief Manak will next swear-in two experienced officers, who are moving to VicPD from other police departments, and two more auxiliary jailers during a ceremony to be held on January 10.

“One of the greatest honours I have as the Chief Constable is welcoming excellent people to the VicPD family,” Chief Del Manak said. “VicPD continues to be an employer of choice and we know that this will be just one of many opportunities to welcome new staff this year as we continue to attract the very best from Victoria, Esquimalt and across Canada who are looking to start or continue a career in policing, and those looking to serve these communities in one of the many other career paths available in the department.”


Chief Manak swore in five new recruit constables and three new jailers this morning

These 12 new hires are part of a concerted effort to fill vacancies in all areas of the department and do not represent an increase in authorized strength. In 2022, VicPD launched a recruiting campaign to fill vacancies which resulted in a total of 44 new staff including 14 new recruit constables, 10 experienced officers, 4 Special Municipal Constables, 4 jailers, and 12 civilians. VicPD continues to seek applicants in all of these areas, as well as the volunteer Reserve Constable and other volunteer programs. You can explore all of the options available at

Experienced officer hiring incentive continues

VicPD continues to offer a $20,000 hiring incentive to experienced officers hired in 2023. In 2022, the incentive program saw VicPD attract experienced officers from across Canada. In addition to being readily deployable, experienced officers bring diversity and experience with them to VicPD.


We’re seeking qualified candidates for both police officer and civilian positions. Thinking about a career in public service? Join VicPD and help us make Victoria and Esquimalt a safer community together.