Date: Thursday, May 2, 2024 

Victoria, BC – VicPD staff, relatives and friends gathered this morning to welcome seven new police officers to the VicPD family. 

“The seven recruits sworn in today represent the future of the Victoria Police Department,” says Chief Constable Del Manak. “Today marks their first step toward their legacy of honouring the VicPD motto: Honour Through Service. VicPD continues to be a competitive employer of choice and I can tell you there has never been a more exciting time to join.” 

Each recruit brings an extensive amount of volunteering and community service experience that will equip them to serve the communities of Victoria and Esquimalt. Some were already familiar faces to the VicPD family, as two were part of VicPD’s volunteer Reserve Constable program, and one was a Social Worker; part of VicPD and Island Health’s Integrated Mobile Crisis Response Team (IMCRT), which pairs a Mental Health Clinician, Psychiatric Nurse and Child and Youth Counsellor with a plain clothed Police Officer to provided crisis response and follow up services on health-related issues. 

Amongst the new recruits was also an actor turned youth care worker, a supervisor of multiple downtown shelters, and a man who served with the Ukrainian Army’s intelligence unit and special assault team. 

It was also a special moment for one of VicPD’s long-serving Sergeants, who proudly assisted in swearing-in his own son to the department. 

This diverse array of talent reflects VicPD’s efforts to attract quality candidates from across the country who are looking to start or continue a challenging but rewarding career in policing. Despite their differences, however, one characteristic united them all: a clear passion to serve their community. 

“What sets us apart at VicPD is the quality of our people. Each and every day our officers give their all to keep our communities safe, and have a positive impact on the lives of those we serve,” continued Chief Del Manak. 

24 In ‘24 – Now is the time to Join VicPD 

We’re committed to hiring 24 new recruits in 2024, and we’ve made changes to our selection process to make it easier for you to get started. You can now begin your application without completing the POPAT, and you’ll experience fewer interviews and reduced wait times throughout the process. We’ve even made it easier and less costly to take the POPAT. If you’re ready for a career in policing, there’s never been a better time to Join VicPD. For more information, visit