News Releases

Luc Racicot Safely Located

Thursday, August 29, 2019
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Update: Luc Racicot was located by members of the Vancouver Police Department and was found to be safe. Thank you to the public and media for their assistance. 

Original: Victoria BC: Officers are asking for your help in locating missing 63-year-old Luc Racicot.

School Zones To Take Effect | Minister of Education Rob Fleming, Greater Victoria School District Board Chair Jordan Watters and Chief Del Manak Launch Back-To-School Driving Safety Campaign

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Victoria, BC- A reminder that school zones are in effect next week saw a gathering of representatives at several levels of government, VicPD officers, volunteers and staff alongside members of the Greater Victoria School District community at a local school.

Cash, Suspected Drugs, Loaded Shotgun and Numerous Other Weapons Seized

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
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Victoria, BC – Officers are continuing their investigation into an alleged drug dealer operating in the area of Ecole Victor Brodeur.

In July, officers in our Patrol Division began their investigation into an Esquimalt man after community complaints about suspected drug dealing. Officers completed a very detailed investigation and on August 26th, with the start of school less than a week away,  officers applied for and were granted a search warrant for the man’s residence in the 600-block of Head Street.

Thefts From Vehicles Up 30% Overall, 236% In Rockland

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Victoria, BC -  Crime prevention efforts are being redoubled after crime analysts with VicPD’s Analysis and Intelligence Section confirmed that thefts from vehicles are up significantly over last year.

Overall, thefts from vehicles in VicPD’s jurisdiction are up 30% from 2018.

Of particular concern to officers is that thefts from vehicles have risen significantly in certain neighbourhoods.  For example, Rockland has seen a 236% rise in reports of thefts from vehicles.


10 Bikes Reported Stolen In 24 Hours

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Victoria, BC -  Patrol officers are warning the public and investigating after 10 bikes – and one bicycle trailer – were reported stolen within a 24 hour period.

The bikes were reported stolen from neighbourhoods across Victoria. While there is nothing to indicate that these thefts are linked, officers are reminding bicycle owners to lock their bikes with heavy duty locks, and when possible take them inside. If you keep your bike in your garage, a shed or a storage locker you are asked to please check on it and ensure it is secured.

Public Warning | ATM Skimmer Seized Downtown

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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Victoria, BC -  Patrol officers are warning the public and investigating after an ATM skimmer was discovered at a high-volume ATM in Victoria’s Inner Harbour.

Officers were called by staff at the Tourist Information Centre, located at 812 Wharf Street, after a passerby discovered a suspicious device attached to the card input at the ATM located there. Staff turned the device over to officers who recognized it as an ATM skimmer. Two photos of the device are below.