Who We Are

Who We Are

Located on the ancestral land of the W̱SÁNEĆ peoples, on Southern Vancouver Island, the Central Saanich Police Service is a small, community-focused Police Agency serving a population of 17,000. We maintain a high community satisfaction rating, which can be attributed to the dedication of our members and our motto: “Strength through Community”. 

Led by a progressive Police Board, our Service  is constantly working to ensure we are diverse and inclusive - recognizing that people from all backgrounds and orientations bring unique and valuable insights to the table. Central Saanich Police Service practices “Community Policing”: a community-based model of policing  that allows us to build trust within the community by getting to know the people who live and work here. It helps us to better protect those who are vulnerable or at risk, while preventing crime to ensure Central Saanich continues to be a safe place for all. 

Our officers take a “no call too small” approach to ensure that the varied needs of our community are being met. We also value our strong ties to our community partners - The District of Central Saanich, the Sidney/N. Saanich RCMP, and the W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip) and SȾÁUTW̱ (Tsawout) First Nations. Together, we work to achieve a common goal for the community we love. 

Central Saanich Police Service has a sworn strength of 28 police officers supported by six civilian members. The Police Board  provides governance, budgetary control and policy direction, and is the employer of the Chief Constable and all employees of the Service. 

Our Service also contributes five members to different seconded units, comprised of members from police organizations within the CRD. These specialized task forces are designed to focus on specific areas of policing such as gangs, children and youth, terrorism, guns, and traffic.