Man Arrested at UVic

At approximately 12:00 pm, May 14th, Saanich Police responded to the University of Victoria (UVic) for a report of a man inside the First People’s House threatening staff with a knife. Officers located the male ...
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Public Information Release | SPD Presence on UVic Campus

On May 1, 2024, a group of people established “People’s Park UVic” as a protest encampment on the grounds of the University of Victoria. UVic has consulted with the SPD about the encampment since that ...
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Man Arrested Possessed Replica Firearm

On April 29th, Saanich Police responded to the intersection of McKenzie Ave. and Burnside Rd. West for the report of an intoxicated male in possession of a firearm. When the officers arrived, they located the ...
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Drugs, Cash and Weapon Seized

On April 25th, the Saanich Police Department’s Street Crime Unit, with the assistance of the Westshore RCMP, the Island District Emergency Response Team, and the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team, executed search warrants on residences ...
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Saanich Police Board Extend Police Chief’s Contract

Saanich, BC – The Saanich Police Board is pleased to announce the contract extension of Chief Constable Dean Duthie. The Board and Chief have agreed to a three-year employment contract extension until January 31st, 2029. ...
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April 24, 2024, marks the 64th anniversary of the murder of 31-year-old Saanich Police Constable Robert (Bob) Norman Barrie Kirby.  He is the only Saanich Police member to have been killed in the line of ...
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Diversity Statement

We are committed to celebrating the rich diversity of people in our community. We are guided by the principle that embracing diversity enriches the lives of all people. We all share the responsibility for creating an equitable and inclusive community and for addressing discrimination in all forms.

Traditional Territory Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that the District of Saanich lies within the territories of the lək ʷəŋən peoples represented by the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations and the W SÁNEĆ peoples represented by the W JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip), BOḰEĆEN (Pauquachin), SȾÁUTWW (Tsawout), W SIḴEM (Tseycum) and MÁLEXEȽ (Malahat) Nations.

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