February 6th Weekly Media Release

January 30th to February 5th, 2012 During the week from January 30th to February 5th, the Oak Bay Police Department responded to 127 calls for service. OB File# 2012-311- Break & Enter On January 30th, an apartment manager contacted the Oak Bay Police Department to report three of his laundry machines were damage overnight. The Continue Reading

January 29th Weekly Media Release

This past week saw the members of the Oak Bay Police Department attend 82 calls for service. Among these calls were 3 driving under the influence of alcohol files, one traffic collision of note and several Break and Enters. On the morning of January 24, 2012, police were called to an apartment building on Elgin Continue Reading

January 22nd, 2012 Weekly Media Release

The Oak Bay Police Department is pleased to announce that our web site ( now features Crime Maps for the municipality. The maps are broken down into two-week blocks. These maps plot Break and Enters, Incidents in general, Mischief, Theft from Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Incidents. While specific addresses are not shown, the public can Continue Reading

Increasing Visibility Through Police Posts

High visibility policing is a high priority with the residents of Oak Bay, Oak Bay Council, and the Oak Bay Police Board. High visibility policing includes foot, bike, and vehicle patrols and static posts in high pedestrian areas. Each method has strengths and limitations in terms of visibility, mobility, and interaction. The concentration of high Continue Reading

QR Codes

Oak Bay Police is one of the first police departments in Canada to use QR Codes. The Oak Bay Police Department has implemented quick response codes, commonly known as QR codes. A QR code is like a bar code that is readable by many smart phones. The codes will often take people to websites with more Continue Reading

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