Esquimalt Together Against Graffiti (ETAG) is a program involving VicPD and a team of staff and community volunteers who clean up existing graffiti and respond to new instances of vandalism.
Graffiti is any mark or drawing placed on property without the owner’s consent. It is vandalism. It is a crime.
The aim is to keep graffiti under control by removing the “tags” or “pieces” from public and private buildings and walls without delay. Many local businesses support the effort to make Esquimalt a graffiti free zone.
ETAG is currently undergoing a refresh and is temporarily offline. We anticipate reinstating the program in the fall.
If you see graffiti in Esquimalt, please report it to the appropriate organization.
Is it worth the effort?
Absolutely! Graffiti vandals have their own “grapevine”. They learn very quickly that graffiti is not wanted in Esquimalt.
ETAG was proud to host TAGS 2009; an international anti-graffiti symposium.