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Posted on: November 15, 2022

First responders to play charity basketball game

US Postal Service versus Victoria's first responders. Sunday, Dec. 4. Faith Family Gym. Tickets $

The Victoria Fire Department and the Victoria Police Department have partnered with National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 1221 (U.S. Postal Service) to play a charity basketball game benefiting the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent and Victoria To...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: November 8, 2022

Victoria Police Department to host Blue Santa toy drive at Target

Blue Santa waves in front of Target. In the background are a parked squad car and a VPD canopy.

PHOTO: The Victoria Police Department’s Blue Santa collects toys for Region 3 Early Childhood Intervention and Toys for Tots in 2021 at Target.      

The Victoria Police Department is hosting its third annual Target toy drive to ...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: October 18, 2022

City Council to consider design contract for public safety headquarters

Map showing new public safety headquarters on empty land on Main Street

PHOTO: An undeveloped tract at Main Street and Airline Road was chosen as the site of the new public safety headquarters based on its central location, citywide growth projections and compatibility of nearby development.

The City Council will consider whet...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: October 4, 2022

Victoria Police Department’s K9 Hummer to get donation of body armor

VPD K9 Hummer

Press release from Vested Interest in K9s

PHOTO: K9 Lark

Victoria Police Department’s K9 Hummer will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.  K9 Hummer’s ve...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Victoria Police Department officer earns drug recognition certification

Four uniformed police officers. Man second from right hands a small object to man second from left

PHOTO #1: Victoria Police Deputy Chief Chuck Young, left, and Chief Robert Arredondo and Deputy Chief Mark Jameson, right, present Officer Trenton Ballard with a commendation bar Aug. 30 recognizing his completion of the Texas Drug Recognition Expert Prog...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Victoria Police Department’s K9 Lark to get donation of body armor

Police officer and K9 dog

Press release from Vested Interest in K9s

PHOTO #1: Victoria Police Department Senior Police Officer Joseph Smith and his K9 partner, Lark

PHOTO #2: K9 Lark

Victoria Police Department’s K9 Lark will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a chari...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: July 12, 2022

Council OKs purchase of land for public safety headquarters

Map showing new public safety headquarters on empty land on Main Street

PHOTO #1: An undeveloped tract at Main Street and Airline Road was chosen as the site of a new public safety headquarters based on its central location, space needs, citywide growth projections and compatibility of nearby development.

PHOTO #2: This map, t...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: September 29, 2020

Victoria Police Department to host COVID-safe ‘National Night In’

National Night In parade route. For list of neighborhoods, visit the VPD Facebook page

The Victoria Police Department is putting a new spin on its National Night Out this year with National Night In, replacing community meetups with safer methods of building camaraderie between neighbors and first responders.

“National Night Out is usually a...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: September 11, 2020

City announces chief of police finalists

Police Patches

The City of Victoria’s search for a new chief of police has resulted this week in the selection of three finalists. 

“The chief of police holds one of the most important positions within the City,” City Manager Jesús A. Garza said. “Working closel...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Victoria Police Department earns trust by upholding core values

Interim Police Chief J. Mark Jameson

Recent high-profile incidents of police violence have led to a breakdown of trust in law enforcement. We have seen citizens rising up across the nation to demand accountability and have been stunned to see how some protests have turned violent.

The Black L...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Community says goodbye to Police Chief J.J. Craig

State Representative Geanie Morrison addresses attendees

PHOTO #1: State Representative Geanie Morrison addresses attendees at a farewell gathering for outgoing Victoria Police Department Chief J.J. Craig on Monday at the Victoria Community Center. City employees and representatives of various community organiz...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: June 3, 2020

City of Victoria Police receives $500,000 grant

Police Patches

The City of Victoria Police Department was awarded a $500,000 grant Tuesday from the Community Oriented Policing Services Hiring Program, which provides funding to law enforcement agencies to hire new personnel.

“We’re excited that the Victoria Police Depa...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police