Policing in Esquimalt

Esquimalt Division of Victoria Police Department (VicPD)

On January 1, 2003 Esquimalt and Victoria amalgamated police services into a single police department. The Esquimalt Division of VicPD, along with VicPD's K9 Unit, is located in the Township of Esquimalt's Public Safety Building at 500 Park Place, just off Esquimalt Road near Municipal Hall. The division consists of an inspector in charge and 24 sworn officers which includes two community resource officers supervised by a sergeant. 

  • Visit the VicPD website here.
  • Click here to review VicPD Reported Calls for Service in Esquimalt, 2014-2018. (Source: VicPD)
  • Crime reports

Policing Framework Agreement

Effective January 1, 2003 an  Order in Council amalgamated the police forces of Victoria and Esquimalt. This existing Order in Council also includes provisions for the negotiation of a cost sharing formula for the amalgamated department.

In April 2014 the Township signed a Policing Framework Agreement with the City of Victoria and the Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board. Under the Agreement, all parties are to work collaboratively to ensure adequate and effective policing for each municipality, fair and equitable allocation of police resources, and input into the development of the annual policing budget. Currently, Esquimalt’s share of the total police budget is 14.7%. Click here to view the 2014 Policing Framework Agreement.

Community Policing Updates

January 21, 2019 (VicPD)
Council budget presentation by VicPD*

*Note: at this meeting Victoria Police Department stated that 25% of all Priority 1 and Priority 2 calls for service received by VicPD occur in Esquimalt.  This was, in fact, erroneous. Please see the Township’s Fact Sheet on Esquimalt Policing Statistics below.

February 15, 2019
Township Fact Sheet on Esquimalt Policing Statistics