News Releases

Yesterday’s Police Presence at Fisherman’s Wharf

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Victoria, BC – Shortly after 4:00pm yesterday, VicPD members attended Fisherman’s Wharf for the report of shots fired.


Out of an abundance of caution, the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team was utilized along with VicPD K9 and the Crisis Negotiators. Officers were able to determine what vessel the man was aboard and quickly detained him without incident. There were no injuries.


A search didn’t reveal any evidence that it was in fact a gunshot and the man was released a short time later without charges.


Twenty-Three New Charges in Relation to Historical Sexual Assaults

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
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08-30735 & 16-44414

Victoria, BC – Harry Charles Sadd faces twenty-three new charges in relation to a series of historical sexual assaults after multiple victims came forward to speak with investigators following the announcement of Sadd’s arrest in August of last year. Sadd was arrested on these new charges yesterday.

UPDATE | Darsheen Doreen Gill Located Safely By Officers And Community Partners

Friday, June 16, 2017
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Victoria, BC – Darsheen Doreen Gill, who was the subject of a missing person alert, has been located safely.

After a search lasting several days, Darsheen was located by officers working in concert with a community partner and brought to medical treatment. Officers are thanking our community partners, members of the media and members of the public for their assistance in helping locate this missing woman.


Do You Know These Theft Suspects?

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
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Victoria, BC –  Investigators are asking for your help in identifying several men and two vehicles who were caught on surveillance video filling up vehicles with fuel using a stolen fuel card.

The investigation into the use of the stolen fuel card is part of a theft which occurred on or before  April 22nd, 2017 in the 2800-block of Douglas Street in which over $5000 of tools and equipment were taken. It is believed that the persons depicted in the surveillance video filling their vehicles may be involved in the original theft.

Our History | Remembering Cst. Johnston Cochrane – B.C.’s First Law Enforcement Officer Killed In The Line of Duty

Friday, June 2, 2017

Victoria, BC – Today marks a sobering anniversary in our history. June 2nd is the official End of Watch for Cst. Johnston Cochrane, who was killed in the line of duty 158 years ago. Cst. Cochrane was the first law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in British Columbia and the first VicPD officer to make the ultimate sacrifice. His story is told below by Sgt. Jonathan Sheldan.