Our community is efficiently served by a committed group of men and women who proudly wear the Central Saanich Police Badge. The majority of our officers are highly trained seasoned professionals with an average of 20 years of police service. Each officer, with their diverse background and experience, is committed to providing our residents with an innovative approach to community policing. Our officers participate in intensive annual training. In 2012, every officer will participate in a series of training exercises including reality based scenarios, active shooter response, mental health crisis training, first aid and AED upgrading to name a few. Our officers also participate in mandatory testing and re-certification of the use of various “force options” tools including firearms, expandable baton, taser, handcuffs and OC Spray.
Central Saanich is a community filled with caring residents who work cooperatively with police to reduce crime in all neighbourhoods. Local volunteers participate in various programs including Block Watch, Anti Graffiti, E-ALERTS and the Brentwood Bay Community Police Office. This community is our eyes and ears and without their partnership we could not celebrate this success. This success is epitomized by the Central Saanich Police motto: Strength Through Community.