News Releases

Civic Service Award for Man who Stopped Combative Thief

Victoria BC – Last night we recognized Ernie Caissie for assisting an off-duty VicPD sergeant with apprehending a combative thief.

On September 15th, an off-duty VicPD sergeant was at Mayfair Shopping Centre when he heard a male shouting, “Stop, thief!” and “He robbed me!”

The sergeant gave chase and called out for help from passersby.

Suddenly, Mr. Caissie appeared out of nowhere and was able to push the suspect off-balance, causing him to fall and scatter his ill-gotten gains over the floor.

Today We Welcomed our Two Newest Constables

Victoria BC – This morning, VicPD Chief Constable Frank Elsner swore in the two newest members of VicPD.

Aaron Mitic and Jillian Shields were officially sworn in by Chief Elsner in a ceremony at VicPD Headquarters.  They were welcomed by friends, family, colleagues and a representative from the Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board.

 “Times like these are what I cherish as a Chief,” said Chief Elsner. “Welcoming two such dedicated people into our family, to proudly serve Victoria and Esquimalt, is truly an honour.”

Chief Elsner's Statement on the Nov 1st, Officer Involved Shooting

The following statement was issued by Chief Elsner during a press conference at 3 p.m. today.

Good Afternoon.

At approximately 11:00 a.m. this morning a number of our officers responded to a 911-call from a residence in the 200-block of Dallas Road.

Once on scene they were confronted by a man who was shot by our officers and as a result, succumbed to his injuries.

At this time, members of the Independent Investigations Office are en route to Victoria to take over the investigation.

Convicted Scammer on the Lam after Bilking Woman out of Thousands of Dollars

File #   14-31727
Date:   Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Victoria BC – Dallon Kyle Johnstone, a convicted fraudster, is wanted by VicPD and on the lam after bilking a local woman out of thousands of dollars.

After meeting a woman on an online dating site in July, the two began a short relationship, and within days, Johnstone had scammed thousands of dollars from the unsuspecting woman.

Operation Impact Sends Strong Message

Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Listen: Operation Impact Sends Strong Message

Victoria BC – Operation Impact, the national traffic safety campaign over the Thanksgiving weekend, kept VicPD Traffic and CRD Integrated Road Safety Unit officers very busy.

During one of the scheduled enforcement times on Friday, in the downtown core of Victoria, 64 traffic tickets were issued for a myriad of offences over a two hour period. No impaired drivers were located during that time.

Investigation into Personal Robbery Continues, Investigators Release Composite Sketch

File # 14-43026

Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Listen: Investigation into Personal Robbery Continues, Investigators Release Composite Sketch

Victoria BC – Victoria BC – VicPD officers are continuing their investigation into a personal robbery that occurred Tuesday, September 23rd at approximately 8:30 p.m. and are hoping the release of a composite sketch will aide in the identification of the suspect.