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

To begin the application process candidates who believe they meet the minimum basic requirements;

  • Proof of Canadian Citizenship or Landed Immigrant Status;

  • A covering letter and complete resume (forwarded electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.);

  • A current colour passport photo (scanned);

  • Copies of any training courses completed with home department;

  • Two letters of reference:

    (i) One from a serving police officer commenting on your abilities;

    (ii) The second letter can be from another police officer or a person in your community;

  • A recent performance appraisal: and

  • The SPD does not participate in the Provincial Nominee Program.

Once it has been determined that a applicant has met the minimum requirements a recruiting file will be is established and the applicant will be contacted by the recruiting office.


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