News Releases

Two Sent To Hospital With Non-Life-Threatening Injuries After Centennial Square Altercation

Friday, April 20, 2018
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18-15919

Victoria, BC –Two men were sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries last night after an altercation one of the two reported to have instigated in Centennial Square left them both with stab wounds. 

Officers were called to Centennial Square for a report of a stabbing with multiple victims. When officers arrived they located two victims with non-life-threatening stab wounds. Officers provided first aid to the victims until BC Emergency Health Services paramedics arrived, interviewed witnesses, one of the victims, and canvassed the scene for evidence.

Kathryn Dunford - Crime Watch Volunteer.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Kathryn Dunford is a life-long volunteer, volunteering for many years all over the world, including England, Africa, the Yukon, and for the past 21 years with the Victoria Police Department.  According to Kathryn, she joined VicPD in hopes of helping people feel safe in Victoria, and to see how the police and community work together to reduce crime.  When she started in 1997, her first assignment was at the former Fairfield Community Policing Station, and for the past 15 years, she has provided excellent support as a Front Desk Volunteer greeting the public at the main station, 850 Caledoni

Tristan Pakosh - Reserve Constable

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tristan Pakosh graduated from the Reserve Constable program in February of 2018. Tristan joined the Victoria Police Reserve program as he wanted a volunteer position that was diverse in duties and that was related to his career.  He currently works in security and has aspirations of advancing in the security field. Volunteerism is important to Tristan and it allows him to learn new skills and gives him a great sense of accomplishment.  He has also volunteered with the Camosun College Walk Safer program and at Mount Saint Mary’s hospital.

Youth For Change & Inclusion Camp Set To Start

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Victoria, BC – Well over 80 middle and high school students will join 17 teachers and 10 police officers at this year’s Youth for Change and Inclusion (YCI). The camp, which takes place at Camp Pringle on the shores of Shawnigan Lake from May 2nd  through May 5th will introduce youth from Victoria, Saanich, Vancouver, Ladysmith and Nanaimo to local, national and global issues. This year marks the 15th year that YCI has taken place with well over 1100 youth having attended the camp over the past 14 years.

 

Nagy Thomas - Crime Watch Volunteer

Monday, April 16, 2018

Nagy Thomas has volunteered for most of his life by contributing to his community in variety of ways.  One of those ways is volunteering with the Victoria Police Department. With an interest in policing and public safety, Nagy joined our team 6 years ago. He is a dedicated volunteer who, despite his busy schedule as a local business owner and a devoted family man with young children, finds the time to commit to our volunteer programs.  Nagy is an important member of our Crime Watch team.

VicPD Celebrates Volunteer Week

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Victoria, BC – This coming week is National Volunteer Week during which organizations across Canada celebrate those who give freely of their time and talent to improve our communities. VicPD is celebrating our volunteers, who are key to our organization, with great enthusiasm ‎with a week-long thank you event.

“Volunteers are the backbone of our Department and they contribute thousands of hours each year,” Chief Constable Del Manak said. “Their dedication to their communities, their professionalism and their giving spirit is nothing short of inspiring.”

Funeral Arrangements Announced for Constable Ian Jordan

Friday, April 13, 2018

Victoria BC- A date has been set for the funeral of Constable Ian Jordan.  A full departmental funeral will take place on April 19th, 2018.

Date:  Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Time:  2:00 p.m.

Place:  Christ Church Cathedral, 930 Burdett Avenue.

Details of the funeral procession are still being finalized and more details are expected to be released next week.

 

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Our Communication Centre is Hiring

Friday, April 13, 2018

Victoria BC – Are you interested in working in our communication centre? If so, we want to hear from you.

 

Our communication centre, the hub of all the emergency and non-emergency calls, currently employs over 30 call takers and dispatchers. These men and women are required to think on their feet, connect with the public, analyze emergent situations and dispatch the appropriate resources.

 

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