News Releases

May 20th Report On Calls For Police Service: “Tent City” & Surrounding Area

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

As a result of continued public interest in calls for police service in and around the “Tent City” area, this report provides information on calls for police service by month and call type in the area of “Tent City.”

The “Tent City” area is defined using an approximate radius of three blocks, with the BC Courthouse greenspace at the centre. While this data reflects calls for service in the noted area, it does not necessarily mean that all of the calls are related to the “Tent City” encampment.

VicPD Accepts IIO Report on Fatal Shooting

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Victoria, BC – The Independent Investigations Office of BC released its report today on the officer-involved fatal shooting that occurred in the 200-block of Dallas Road on November 1st, 2014. In the report, the IIO’s Chief Civilian Director, Richard Rosenthal, concluded that “I do not consider that any police officer may have committed an offence under any enactment.”

Immigrants and Police Building New Relationships Through Theatre

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Victoria, BC – Actors from around the world and VicPD officers have teamed up for “Police and Diverse Communities”, a series of workshops using ground-breaking Transformational Theatre techniques to explore the dialogue between immigrants and police. The goal of theses workshops are to build mutual trust and reduce discrimination.