The mandate of the Traffic Safety Unit is to improve road safety within the Municipality of Saanich. The Section is committed to reducing the number of serious crashes in Saanich through intelligence led enforcement. There are currently 16 members assigned to Traffic Safety Unit, who operate marked and unmarked vehicles and BMW police motorcycles.

Members of the Traffic Safety Unit are responsible for:

Criminal Code driving offences
Enforcement of the Motor Vehicle Act and Municipal Bylaws
Investigation of serious motor vehicle crashes
Investigation of hit and run crashes and driving complaints

Please visit the following ICBC websites for important information about safe driving and other

Campaigns and Promotions:

Distracted driving and cell phone use information:


Traffic Safety Unit Videos

A update from E-Comm 911 regarding Non-Emergency Call Wait Times.


 Making a Non-Emergency Call


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Over this past summer, Saanich Police asked the community for feedback on our strategic plan as part of our overall work evaluating the Plan and its impact. We asked stakeholders for input on the quality and usefulness of the plan to them, and what they would like to see in the plan in future.

More than 250 community members responded.  You can find the report outlining the findings HERE.

Some highlights of findings from those who had read the plan include:

  •      72% said it was “very high quality” or “high quality” (25% were neutral)
  •      67% said it was “very useful” or “useful” (28% were neutral)
  •      77% indicated that the plan increased their understanding of the Saanich Police (18% were neutral)
  •      65% thought based on the content, Saanich Police understood their or their organization’s needs (30% were neutral)
  •      68% indicated that the information in the plan increased their confidence in Saanich Police (29% neutral)


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ICBC's SPD Alexa Team 2012

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