Mandate of the GVPDAC

  • To act as a consultative and advisory body to police agencies in the Greater Victoria area.
  • To help police officers better understand the diverse cultures, value systems, unique perspectives and conditions of the diverse communities they serve. 
  • To bring together members of the diverse communities and police agencies in Greater Victoria with the aim of building and maintaining positive relationships.

Who We Are

The GVPDAC is comprised of community representatives along with police officers from the four municipal police agencies, two RCMP detachments and the Military Police. The police agencies are: Central Saanich Police Service, Oak Bay Police Department, Sidney/North Saanich RCMP Detachment, Saanich Police Department, Victoria Police Department, West Shore RCMP Detachment and the Military Police Unit - Esquimalt.

What We Do

GVPDAC members are committed to developing and maintaining positive relationships between individuals from diverse communities and police officers from local police agencies. The GVPDAC provides a direct personal and communication bridge between the diverse communities and all local police agencies.

We are a dedicated working committee, representative of the diversity in Greater Victoria including: race, ethnicity, language, education, religion, gender, culture, socio-economic, age, ability and sexual orientation.

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Current Members

Police representatives on the GVPDAC, effective summer 2017, are the following;

Central Saanich Police Service

  • Corporal Dan Cottingham

Military Police Unit Esquimalt

  • Corporal Matthew Best

Oak Bay Police Department

  • Constable Alex Omoding
  • Constable Davindar Dalep

Saanich Police Department

  • Staff Sergeant Scott Treble - (Co Chair)
  • Reserve Sergeant Nancy Lane

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP Detachment

  • Constable George Phipps

Victoria Police Department

  • Inspector Penny Durrant
  • Sergeant Greg Holmes
  • Constable Rae Robirtis

West Shore RCMP Detachment

  • Auxiliary Randie Johal
  • Auxiliary Dallas Perry
  • Auxiliary Lorne Fletcher

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Community representatives on the GVPDAC, effective summer 2017, are the following;

African Heritage Association of Vancouver Island (AHAVI)

  • Dr. Lisa Gunderson

India Canada Cultural Association (ICCA)

  • Gordy Dodd

Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA)

  • Steven Baileys

Ismaili Muslim Faith Community

  • Taheera Ferguson

Jewish Federation of Victoria and Vancouver Island

  • Selma Linzer

Victoria Baha'i Community

  • Nancy Hum

Victoria Francophone Society

  • Dr. Moussa Magassa

Victoria Immigrant & Refugee Centre Society (VIRCS)

  • Alvaro Moreno

Victoria Native Friendship Center (VNFC)

  • Kim Rumley

Victoria Pride Society

  • ChrYs Tei
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