Central Saanich Police Service

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Central Saanich Police Service
Abbreviation CSPS
Heraldic Badge of CSPS
Motto Strength Through Community
Agency overview
Formed 1951
Employees 31
Volunteers 3
Annual budget 3.8 million CDN [1]
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* District municipality of Central Saanich in the province of British Columbia, Canada
Governing body Central Saanich Police Board
Constituting instrument BC Police Act
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters 1903 Mount Newton X-Road
Police Constables 23[2]
Civilians 6
Elected officers responsible
  • The Honourable Mike Morris, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General of British Columbia
  • His Worship Ryan Windsor, Mayor & Chair of the Central Saanich Police Board
Agency executive Paul Hames, Chief Constable
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Central Saanich Police Service is the police force for the district municipality of Central Saanich, British Columbia. Currently headed by Chief Constable Paul Hames with 23 constables, 5 of whom are seconded to Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU), Regional Crime Unit, IRSU and the National Weapons Enforcement Support Team


The then-Central Saanich Police Department came to life when the Corporation of the District of Central Saanich was created in 1951. It was later renamed to the present name of Central Saanich Police Service in the late 1990s.

Integrated Road Safety Unit (IRSU)

One CSPS officer is seconded to the 15 member unit IRSU.[3] IRSU is mandated to "providing intelligence led enforcement while targeting aggressive driving behaviors, reducing alcohol-related crashes and encouraging the use of seatbelts" within the Capital Regional District.[4] This unit comprises officers from Saanich Police Department, Victoria Police Department, Oak Bay Police Department, Central Saanich Police and the RCMP under an agreement with the BC Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General and they patrol in specially marked car and are able to enforce laws outside their municipal jurisdiction.

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