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

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The Saanich Police Department is committed to advancing Road Safety as a Key Strategic Priority of our 2018-2022 Strategic Plan, and we appreciate assistance from our engaged community to help keep Saanich safe.

Driving complaints can be made by contacting the Saanich Police Department on the non-emergency line (250-475-4321) and pressing 1 to "report an incident to the police".  Callers will be redirected to E-Comm to obtain the details of the driving complaint and initiate a call for police service.  At the time of your call, you will be asked to confirm:

  1.           The date, time, and location of the incident;
  2.           The licence plate information for the vehicle(s) of concern;
  3.           That you are willing to provide a written statement about the incident for the police investigation; and
  4.           That you are willing to attend Court and give witness evidence for the Crown if charges are recommended by the Investigating Officer.

You will be provided with a Saanich Police Department investigation file number at the time of your call and a member of the Patrol Division will contact you to follow-up on your complaint. 

Please note that our process for submitting driving complaints has changed and the email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is no longer accepting messages.

Thank you.



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