MEDIA RELEASE – September 11 2020

On February 7, 2020, the Central Saanich Police Service, along with the Greater Victoria Mobile Youth Services Team, executed a search warrant in the Greater Victoria area. During the search, Child Abuse material and a firearm were seized. Recently, the BC Prosecution Service approved charges and on August 20, 2020, Christopher Michael WAKEFIELD was charged […]

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A Message from Chief Constable Ian Lawson

Dear Community, The Central Saanich Police Service is committed to serving the needs of the District of Central Saanich by continuously working closely with our community to ensure it is a safe place to live, work and visit. Our motto “Strength Through Community” is the cornerstone of our Service. Our Service takes great pride in […]

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Central Saanich Police Board Appoints Police Chief

The Central Saanich Police Board is pleased to announce the appointment of the next Chief Constable of the Central Saanich Police Service. Chief Superintendent Ian Lawson of the RCMP will be sworn in at the end of April; his hiring follows the retirement of Chief Constable Les Sylven. “Chief Superintendent Lawson is a highly experienced […]

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Residential Break and Enters – Tips for Home Owners

Central Saanich has experienced a series of residential break and enters and while our officers continue to investigate the incidents, please share the following tips to reduce the risk of victimization: As it gets dark, look like you are home.  Keep outdoor lights on including in your backyard, particularly if your backyard is private. If […]

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Missing Person

Central Saanich Police seek public assistance in locating a missing person.  Keith Edward Webber is a 54 year-old Caucasian male approximately 6 feet tall, 170 pounds with dark grey shoulder length hair, blue eyes, and short facial hair.  He was last seen wearing a black leather jacket. Colleagues became concerned when he did not attend […]

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Tanner Ridge Home Break and Enter

A home in the Tanner Ridge area was broken into over the weekend while unoccupied. While our officers continue to investigate the incident, we encourage homeowners to consider the following: Participate in Block Watch – contact our office for more information, 250-652-4441.2. Get to know your neighbours and advise trusted neighbours when you are on […]

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Seeking Witnesses to Handgun Fired at Island View Beach

Central Saanich Police are investigating a report of a male shooting a handgun on the beach in Island View Regional Park last evening around 6:30 pm. Officers arrived quickly and arrested a male, they also located and seized a weapon. Several beachgoers observed the event and left the scene prior to police arrival. Officers hope […]

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Home Security while On Vacation

Going away?  Here are some ways to protect your home: • Tell trusted neighbours that you will be away and ask them to watch your home and call police if they notice anything suspicious. • Tell them how they can reach you and when you expect to return. • Put lights, radio and/or TV on […]

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Robbery of BC Transit Driver

Central Saanich Police officers arrested a male after receiving a report of a robbery of a BC Transit driver last night at Keating Cross Road and Central Saanich Road. At approximately 8:00 pm a male passenger in his 30s approached the bus driver and after assaulting him demanded the driver’s wallet. The driver was uninjured […]

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