News Releases

One Man in Hospital After Single Vehicle Collision

Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Victoria, BC – VicPD Patrol officers are continuing their investigation after a single vehicle collision last night.

VicPD officers attended Burnside Road and Douglas Street for the report of a vehicle colliding with a tree. When officers arrived, they located a truck which had lost a tire in the 600 block of Burnside Road East. For the safety of the driver, he was removed from the vehicle by police and treated by the Provincial Ambulance Service.

Requesting Public’s Assistance in Locating Wanted Woman

Thursday, January 12, 2017
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Victoria, BC – Investigators are requesting the public’s assistance in locating Navleen Nijjar.

Currently, Navleen has two outstanding warrants for driving while disqualified and failing to comply with a probation order. She is believed to be in the Victoria area.

If you know where Navleen is, please call our non-emergency line at 250-995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.



Clarification: Our Request for Two Officers

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

There has been some misinformation regarding our request for two additional officers. We are not looking to start our own mental health team of police officers but rather add two additional officers to the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams. There are currently 4 teams that service 320 people and there is only 1 police officer assigned. We are looking to add two more to add the effectiveness of the teams.

VicPD Launches Mental Health Strategy

Monday, January 9, 2017

Victoria, BC – This morning,  A/Chief Manak presented VicPD’s Mental Health Strategy (  to Victoria City Council.  

“This strategy demonstrates the Victoria Police Department’s recognition of the impact of mental health on the lives of all citizens in our communities, and on our own employees,” A/Chief Del Manak said.  “The strategy clearly lays out how we intend to take a proactive person-centred approach to addressing mental illness in our communities.”