Central Saanich Police are looking to maintain community ties by hosting a May 18 meet and greet. (Peninsula News Review File)

Central Saanich Police open doors to community

Public can chat to officers, check out cruisers and equipment on May 18

Central Saanich Police are opening their doors for a public meet and greet, where visitors can talk to officers over a coffee and check out their equipment.

As part of their 2019 Police Week initiative, people are invited to attend the detachment at 1903 Mt Newton Cross Rd. between 1 and 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 18.

ALSO READ: RCMP challenge residents to Cram the Cruiser

The police service’s motto is “Strength through community” and leadership says they place great value in maintaining strong ties with residents.

“It’s an opportunity for citizens to meet our employees on a more personal basis,” says Deputy Chief Derren Lench.

“We’re a community police service and the way we operate is with the support of the community. It’s an opportunity for us to be on hand to meet citizens and families socially, or to hear specific concerns.”

Lench says families are welcome and there will be a number of activities to keep the kids occupied, such as face painting, balloons and trying on a police uniform.

ALSO READ: Thieves target Sidney in multiple car break-ins late Monday night

In addition to Central Saanich officers, Sgt. Kyle Sims of the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team will be in attendance. Sims intends to demonstrate a specialist vehicle, and some of his equipment and kit.

Central Saanich Police cruisers can often be seen driving around the district, and many of these vehicles will be available for visitors to sit in at the event.



nick.murray@peninsulanewsreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

nick.murray@peninsulanewsreview.com

Police

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Pandemic spurs egg-citement for backyard chickens in Greater Victoria

Fowl surge in popularity during COVID-19 pandemic

Saanich looks at allowing alcohol in parks after North Vancouver gives the green light

Bylaw allowing liquor in parks ‘a very positive idea,’ mayor says

Pandemic profiles: Passion at the heart of community businesses

Businesses rely on community support to stay open

Organizer, Victoria councillor, VicPD talk about upcoming rally for Black lives

‘It’s a simple ask’: Peace rally for Black lives organizer asks people to listen

George Floyd mural appears on Victoria street

Victoria artist Paul Archer painted the mural outside his shop on Fort Street

Trudeau offers $14B to provinces for anti-COVID-19 efforts through rest of year

Making a difference in municipalities is a pricey proposition

‘I’m pissed, I’m outraged’: Federal minister calls out police violence against Indigenous people

Indigenous Minister Marc Miller spoke on recent incidents, including fatal shooting of a B.C. woman

Indigenous families say their loved ones’ deaths in custody are part of pattern

Nora Martin joins other Indigenous families in calling for a significant shift in policing

‘Alarmed’: Health critic calls for more data on COVID-19 in trucking industry

Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec said that level of detail is not being collected

UPDATED: Pair accused of ‘horrific’ assault at Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park arrested

Police say Jason Tapp, 30, and Nicole Edwards, 33, did not show up to meet their bail supervisor this week

Kelowna Mountie who punched suspect identified, condemned by sister

‘How did he get away with this? How is this justifiable?’

PHOTOS: Anti-racism protesters gather in communities across B.C.

More protests are expected through the weekend

POLL: Are you sending your children back to school this month?

Classrooms looked decidedly different when students headed back to school for the… Continue reading

Most Read