Central Saanich Police Service

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Central Saanich Police Service
Heraldic Badge of CSPS
MottoStrength Through Community
Agency overview
Annual budget3.8 million CDN [1]
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionCentral Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
Governing bodyCentral Saanich Police Board
Constituting instrument
General nature
Headquarters1903 Mount Newton X-Road

Police constables23[2]
Elected officers responsible
  • The Honourable Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General of British Columbia
  • His Worship Ryan Windsor, Mayor & chair of the Central Saanich Police Board
Agency executive
  • Les Sylven, chief constable

The Central Saanich Police Service is the police force for the district municipality of Central Saanich, British Columbia. Currently headed by Chief Constable Les Sylven with 23 constables, five of whom are seconded to Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU), regional crime unit, IRSU and the National Weapons Enforcement Support Team


The 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)[edit]

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 consists of officers from several police departments, including the 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 the solicitor general. They patrol in specially marked cars and are able to enforce laws outside their municipal jurisdictions.

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