Victoria Police Department

UPDATE: Man in custody after lengthy police incident at Victoria housing facility

UPDATE: Man in custody after lengthy police incident at Victoria housing facility

Man to be assessed by paramedics, traffic expected to return to normal

UPDATE: Man in custody after lengthy police incident at Victoria housing facility
VicPD officers successfully took a man in crisis into custody and transported him to hospital without incident. (Black Press Media file photo)

VicPD spends two hours de-escalating armed man in crisis

The man reported there were people trying to harm him but officers found him alone

VicPD officers successfully took a man in crisis into custody and transported him to hospital without incident. (Black Press Media file photo)
VicPD have located Amanda Williams, who hadn’t been seen since June 24. (VicPD)

VicPD locate high-risk 34-year-old woman

Amanda Williams was found on Aug. 4

VicPD have located Amanda Williams, who hadn’t been seen since June 24. (VicPD)
Police Chief Del Manak is asking the Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board for support in pursuing a partnership with Island Health for civilian-led response teams. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria chief seeks support to explore civilian-led teams for ‘low risk’ mental health calls

City council passes motion recommending ban on street checks by police

Police Chief Del Manak is asking the Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board for support in pursuing a partnership with Island Health for civilian-led response teams. (Black Press Media file photo)
Edmonton man facing recommended charges after late-night crime spree downtown Victoria
Edmonton man facing recommended charges after late-night crime spree downtown Victoria
VicPD seeking witnesses for fatal crash on Hillside Avenue

VicPD seeking witnesses for fatal crash on Hillside Avenue

A pedestrian was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, where she later died

VicPD seeking witnesses for fatal crash on Hillside Avenue
VicPD is asking for the public’s help in identifying these three suspects for an unprovoked attack. (VicPD)                                VicPD is asking for the public’s help in identifying these three suspects for an unprovoked attack. (VicPD)

VicPD searching for three men in connection to random assault that put two in hospital

If you see these men you’re asked to call VicPD’s non-emergency line

VicPD is asking for the public’s help in identifying these three suspects for an unprovoked attack. (VicPD)                                VicPD is asking for the public’s help in identifying these three suspects for an unprovoked attack. (VicPD)
A Victoria man is facing recommended charges after brandishing a rifle in a parking lot in the 1900-block of Douglas Street. (VicPD)
A Victoria man is facing recommended charges after brandishing a rifle in a parking lot in the 1900-block of Douglas Street. (VicPD)
A crash involving a Victoria police officer is under review by the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner. (Still from video by Alexander Woodman)

Police watchdog reviewing Victoria police-involved crash

VicPD officer collided with another car in downtown intersection

A crash involving a Victoria police officer is under review by the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner. (Still from video by Alexander Woodman)
VIDEO: Dashcam footage shows Victoria police-involved crash

VIDEO: Dashcam footage shows Victoria police-involved crash

Video shows VicPD officer strike another vehicle at intersection

VIDEO: Dashcam footage shows Victoria police-involved crash
VicPD is investigating a sudden death near Capital Iron on Tuesday. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
VicPD is investigating a sudden death near Capital Iron on Tuesday. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Esquimalt Division Officers are taking to Esquimalt and Vic West streets and parks as part of the Summer Action Plan to tackle crime and disorder in the area. (Black Press Media file photo)
Esquimalt Division Officers are taking to Esquimalt and Vic West streets and parks as part of the Summer Action Plan to tackle crime and disorder in the area. (Black Press Media file photo)
VicPD is looking for this man, who is a suspect in a potential hate crime on a BC Transit bus in June. (Courtesy of the Victoria Police Department)

VicPD investigating possible hate crime on BC Transit bus

A young Black man was randomly struck by a Caucasian man he did not know

VicPD is looking for this man, who is a suspect in a potential hate crime on a BC Transit bus in June. (Courtesy of the Victoria Police Department)
One man is in custody after police responded to a mental health call on Tuesday. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

Man in crisis with weapon taken into custody by VicPD

The man was taken into custody, then transported to hospital for evaluation

One man is in custody after police responded to a mental health call on Tuesday. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
The Victoria Police Department is asking anyone with video of a recent incident to come forward. (File photo)
The Victoria Police Department is asking anyone with video of a recent incident to come forward. (File photo)
Rally calls for end to Victoria’s temporary sheltering bylaw

Rally calls for end to Victoria’s temporary sheltering bylaw

Bylaw restricts overnight camping in parks until 7 a.m.

Rally calls for end to Victoria’s temporary sheltering bylaw
VicPD are looking for a man suspected of a hate crime in downtown Victoria in the early hours of Wednesday morning. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Police seek suspect in downtown Victoria hate crime, victim struck with bottle

Man allegedly yelled derogatory terms about victim’s sexuality during assault

VicPD are looking for a man suspected of a hate crime in downtown Victoria in the early hours of Wednesday morning. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Victoria police officers seek man suspected of exposing himself in Beacon Hill Park
Victoria police officers seek man suspected of exposing himself in Beacon Hill Park
(Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria council has directed staff to report back on a framework for an alternative response model for mental health and addictions in the city. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria discusses framework for policing alternatives

Staff may be asked to report on more holistic outreach services in time for 2021 budget

Victoria council has directed staff to report back on a framework for an alternative response model for mental health and addictions in the city. (Black Press Media file photo)