About Us

The Victoria Police Department was established in 1858 and is the oldest Police department west of the Great Lakes. Our police officers, civilian staff and volunteers proudly serve the City of Victoria and the Township of Esquimalt.

A world-renowned tourist destination, the City of Victoria is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. It is the capital of British Columbia and the Township of Esquimalt is the home of the Pacific Fleet of Canada’s Navy.

Vision

A Safer Community Together

Mission

Deliver excellence in public safety for two diverse communities through engagement, prevention, innovative policing and the Framework Agreement.

Goals

  • Support Community Safety
  • Enhance Public Trust
  • Achieve Organizational Excellence

Values

  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation

Chief Constable Del Manak

Born and raised in Victoria, Chief Constable Del Manak started his policing career with four years of service with the Vancouver Police Department. He came to VicPD in 1993, where he has served in a variety of sections and roles.

Chief Manak has an extensive traffic safety background. He spent five years in the VicPD Traffic section, where he was a collision analyst and part of the escort and drill team. Selected to set up a provincial government pilot project, Chief Manak helped create the Integrated Road Safety Unit (IRSU) in the Capital Regional District. The success of this pilot program led to the expansion of other IRSU units throughout the province.

Promoted to the rank of Inspector in 2006, Chief Manak served as the Officer In Charge of Human Resources for over 3 years.  He has personally hired more than 60 officers, or nearly one quarter of VicPD’s current members.  He then oversaw the Patrol Division until he was promoted to Deputy Chief Constable in 2010. He was promoted to Chief Constable on July 1st, 2017.

Chief Manak is a graduate of the Dalhousie University Police Leadership Program, the FBI's National Academy Program, and recently completed a master’s degree at Simon Fraser University in Terrorism, Risk and Security Studies.

Remaining active in the community remains important to Chief Manak.  He is involved in coaching baseball, hockey and soccer and has proudly coached over 30 teams through the years.

Latest News Releases

22Sep, 2021

Johnathan Pocetti Arrested

September 22nd, 2021|

Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 Files: VicPD 21-36327, CSPS 21-2785 Victoria, BC – Johnathan Pocetti, who was sought by officers after a series of incidents across Greater Victoria, was taken into custody last night. Officers [...]

21Sep, 2021

High-Risk Missing Youth Located Safe

September 21st, 2021|

Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 File: 21-37662 Victoria, BC – Zenaeh Edwards-Helgason,  a youth who was the subject of a high-risk missing person alert has been located. She is safe. Thank you for sharing her [...]

20Sep, 2021

UPDATE | High-Risk Offender Jason Vincent Arrested

September 20th, 2021|

Date: Monday, September 20, 2021 Files: 21-37630, 21-38040 Victoria, BC –Jason Vincent, a high-risk offender whose statutory release with residency was suspended when he failed to return to his halfway house last week, is in [...]