Police

Delta Police officers march in ranks past the lieutenant governor of BC behind the BC legislature, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2021. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Victoria plays permanent host to BC Law Enforcement Memorial

The 2021 memorial was held on Sunday, Sept. 27 behind the provincial legislature building

 

Police cars are seen parked outside Vancouver Police Department headquarters in Vancouver, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Three Vancouver police officers charged with assault in 2017 arrest

Three Vancouver police officers have been charged after an arrest where a…

 

Someone skipped breakfast in Princeton Monday, Sept. 13. MCG photo
Someone skipped breakfast in Princeton Monday, Sept. 13. MCG photo
The Greater Victoria Police Diversity Advisory Committee is launching a five-part conversation series on improving community-police relations. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria Police Diversity Advisory Committee)
The Greater Victoria Police Diversity Advisory Committee is launching a five-part conversation series on improving community-police relations. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria Police Diversity Advisory Committee)
Example of a utility terrain vehicle. (Pixabay.com)

Alberta man killed, driver arrested after off-road vehicle crash in southeastern B.C. lake

Police say alcohol was believed to be a factor in the crash

Example of a utility terrain vehicle. (Pixabay.com)
Central Saanich Mayor Ryan Windsor says the police board is actively addressing rising labour costs in the municipality’s police department. (Black Press Media file photo)

Central Saanich policing costs driving property tax hikes in municipality

Police department costs account for about 50 per cent of increases over last five years

Central Saanich Mayor Ryan Windsor says the police board is actively addressing rising labour costs in the municipality’s police department. (Black Press Media file photo)
Central Saanich police are asking for help locating a green Dodge pickup truck after its driver drove into a police car and fled the scene Aug. 31. (Courtesy Central Saanich Police Department)

Driver of pickup truck sought for damaging Central Saanich police car

Driver fled from police on West Saanich Road Aug. 31

Central Saanich police are asking for help locating a green Dodge pickup truck after its driver drove into a police car and fled the scene Aug. 31. (Courtesy Central Saanich Police Department)
Rebecca Haines-Saah, an assistant professor of community health sciences at the University of Calgary, poses for a photo on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Addictions experts critical of undercover police operation near Calgary drug-use site

Addictions and legal experts argue the sting failed and further victimized an already at-risk group

Rebecca Haines-Saah, an assistant professor of community health sciences at the University of Calgary, poses for a photo on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The explosion is being investigated by the Mission RCMP’s serious crime unit and forensic teams and the Lower Mainland RCMP’s explosive disposal unit. Police say it’s too early to say if the restaurant was targeted. Patrick Penner photo.

Mission RCMP’s serious crime unit investigating early-morning explosion at restaurant

SCU working with RCMP’s explosive disposal unit; vehicle set on fire in Matsqui shortly after blast

The explosion is being investigated by the Mission RCMP’s serious crime unit and forensic teams and the Lower Mainland RCMP’s explosive disposal unit. Police say it’s too early to say if the restaurant was targeted. Patrick Penner photo.
A woman holds a sign reading “Hold Police Accountable” near police officers watching as thousands of people gather for a peaceful demonstration in support of George Floyd and Regis Korchinski-Paquet and protest against racism, injustice and police brutality, in Vancouver, on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Photo: Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press

B.C.’s review into Police Act pushed back by nearly a year, to April 2022

A committee will make recommendations on changing the 25-year-old legislation

A woman holds a sign reading “Hold Police Accountable” near police officers watching as thousands of people gather for a peaceful demonstration in support of George Floyd and Regis Korchinski-Paquet and protest against racism, injustice and police brutality, in Vancouver, on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Photo: Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press
Five women who were carpet bowling at the Crofton Seniors’ Centre were terrified Friday night by a man with a BB gun that looked very much like he was carrying a real gun. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Man with a weapon that looked like a real gun terrifies women at the Crofton Seniors’ Centre

Police officers eventually arrest suspect with a BB gun

Five women who were carpet bowling at the Crofton Seniors’ Centre were terrified Friday night by a man with a BB gun that looked very much like he was carrying a real gun. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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2 police watchdogs now mandated to probe domestic violence, experts say more needed

‘It’s a virtually unknown area, and the few stats or reports … we can only really scratch the surface of this’

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Crime Stoppers posted undated surveillance images of what appears to be a woman they say stole a bottle of tequila worth $80. (Facebook/Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)

Suspect photos posted online after $80 tequila stolen in Saanich

Crime Stoppers takes to social media with pointed plea

Crime Stoppers posted undated surveillance images of what appears to be a woman they say stole a bottle of tequila worth $80. (Facebook/Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)
Police cars are seen parked outside Vancouver Police Department headquarters in Vancouver, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

2 Vancouver police officers stabbed during incident involving child in Chinatown

The officers allegedly entered the suite where a struggled ensued with a 59-year-old man

Police cars are seen parked outside Vancouver Police Department headquarters in Vancouver, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Police are investigating a fire at St. Columba Church in Tofino on July 2. (BC RCMP photo)

Police investigating fire at Tofino’s St. Columba Church

Police asking anyone with any information to contact the Tofino RCMP at 250-725-3242.

Police are investigating a fire at St. Columba Church in Tofino on July 2. (BC RCMP photo)
The entrance to Toronto City Hall’s parking garage where a Toronto Police officer was killed in the morning hours of Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Veteran Toronto police officer killed in line of duty in ‘deliberate act’

Ramer said the 31-year veteran of the service was intentionally struck by a vehicle after responding to a 911 call for a robbery in progress

The entrance to Toronto City Hall’s parking garage where a Toronto Police officer was killed in the morning hours of Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Law enforcement officials worked to block off Courtenay Street and Burdett Avenue Wednesday morning while police officers investigated a possible bomb threat in the courthouse. The threat has since been cleared. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

UPDATE: Victoria courthouse cleared of bomb threat

People were allowed back into the building by 1 p.m.

  • Jun 30, 2021
Law enforcement officials worked to block off Courtenay Street and Burdett Avenue Wednesday morning while police officers investigated a possible bomb threat in the courthouse. The threat has since been cleared. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog, left, and chief administrative officer Jake Rudolph, right, present RCMP Supt. Cameron Miller with a piece of artwork during a Nanaimo city council meeting June 21. Miller has been promoted to the position of officer in charge of the RCMP B.C. Highway Patrol for Vancouver Island. (Photo courtesy Derek Johnstone, City of Nanaimo)

Nanaimo RCMP commander sliding behind the wheel of Vancouver Island highway patrol

Supt. Cameron Miller is now officer in charge of RCMP B.C. Highway Patrol for Vancouver Island

Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog, left, and chief administrative officer Jake Rudolph, right, present RCMP Supt. Cameron Miller with a piece of artwork during a Nanaimo city council meeting June 21. Miller has been promoted to the position of officer in charge of the RCMP B.C. Highway Patrol for Vancouver Island. (Photo courtesy Derek Johnstone, City of Nanaimo)
The calls to 911 on the Island between June 26 and 28 were much higher, largely due to the heatwave, according to service provider E-Comm 9-1-1. (Photo by Pexels)

Vancouver Island 911 calls jump nearly 60% during hottest days

From Saturday to Monday, more than 1,900 calls responded to by 911 dispatchers

The calls to 911 on the Island between June 26 and 28 were much higher, largely due to the heatwave, according to service provider E-Comm 9-1-1. (Photo by Pexels)