Victoria, BC - Frauds continue to have large impact on the citizens of Victoria and Esquimalt. March is Fraud Prevention Month, and the Victoria Police Department, alongside police departments, public service, commercial and government organizations across the country will be sharing information that can help fight frauds. We can’t do it alone, however. We need you to help us protect our communities. The best way you can help is by learning how you can protect yourself and those who love.
Victoria, BC – VicPD Officers are remembering one of our own today. Constable John Curry’s End of Watch was Monday, February 29th, 1864.
Sgt. Jonathan Sheldan shared the story of Constable Curry’s sacrifice.
Update: William has been located and is with officers. Thank you for your assistance in locating him.
Original: Officers are asking for your help in locating missing man William Kimmerly.
William is described as a 49 year-old Caucasian man, who stands five feet tall, nine inches tall and weighs 180 pounds (photo below). William has blue eyes and brown hair. Officers are concerned for his welfare.
Victoria, BC – One man is in hospital after being apprehended under the Mental Health Act early this morning.
Last night, shortly before 8:30 p.m. officers were called to the 1400-block of Brooke Street to check on the welfare of man. Upon arrival, patrol members attempted to start a conversation with a man which was not successful. Out of an abundance of caution, the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT) was activated.
After a lengthy standoff, the man was safety apprehended just before 3:30 a.m.
Victoria, BC – Officers are asking for your help in locating missing man Richard Blair Young.
Richard is described as a 72 year-old Caucasian man standing five feet, ten inches tall with a stocky build. Richard has brown hair, and blue eyes. He has a buzz cut style haircut, wears glasses and has a moustache.
Victoria, BC – Officers are looking for witnesses and a suspect in a second bus stop sexual assault. While too early to confirm that this incident is related to a February 8th incident, police are asking people to be vigilant while at bus stops in the downtown area.
On February 11th, a woman attended VicPD to report a sexual assault that occurred on February 9th at 10:00 p.m. while at a bus stop in the 1700-block of Douglas Street.
Victoria, BC – Officers are looking for witnesses as they seek to identify a suspect in a sexual assault that occurred at a bus stop in the 1400-block of Douglas Street on February 8th, 2017.
Victoria, BC – A Victoria woman was taken into custody just before 9 p.m. last night after officers found her unconscious behind the wheel, with her vehicle running and her child strapped in the back seat.
Victoria, BC – On Saturday, February 4th, our latest class of Reserve Constables were sworn in by A/Chief Del Manak before family and friends.
Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board Co-Chair Mayor Lisa Helps welcomed the class of 16 to their new roles as volunteer uniformed representatives of the Department in the communities we serve. The 2017 VicPD Reserve Constable class included a member of the Central Saanich Police Service. VicPD often partners with other regional police agencies to enable training opportunities such as Reserve officer training.
Victoria, BC – In honour of our own history as part of Black History Month we proudly acknowledge the efforts of a small group of “Black Constables” that formed one of the first organized efforts to police Victoria. These brave men's efforts paved the way for our Department's foundation. A “Black Constable” uniformed in period recreation uniform from the summer of 1858 is on display at Victoria’s City Hall.