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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Victoria Police Department to host free fishing event

Child fishing in a pond

The Victoria Police Department will host “Casting with Cops,” a free youth fishing event, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. June 18 at Son Valley Ranch to strengthen the relationship between Victoria’s youth and VPD officers. 

During this event, children ages 5 t...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Victoria Police Department to gift bikes through Wal-Mart grant

Three kids with bike helmets in a parking lot. Two are riding bikes.

PHOTO: Local children attend a bike rodeo hosted by the Victoria Police Department in 2015 at Wal-Mart.

The Victoria Police Department will have the opportunity to gift bicycles and safety gear to dozens of children throughout the community thanks to a $5,...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Victoria Police Department to host community events

People talking under an outdoor canopy that says Victoria Police Department. Snack table in front.

PHOTO: Residents visit with law enforcement officials during Coffee with a Cop in 2021. The Victoria Police Department will host Coffee with a Cop on June 3 at the department’s Victoria Mall office.

The Victoria Police Department is providing residents wit...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: April 26, 2022

Victoria Police Department to host community meetings

People sit in rows of folding chairs and talk amongst themselves. Police officers stand in the back.

PHOTO: Residents attend a community meeting hosted by the Victoria Police Department in 2021 at Victoria ISD’s F.W. Gross campus.

Residents will have an opportunity to learn about the Victoria Police Department and other local government groups that serve ...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: April 26, 2022

Victoria Police Department, Prosperity Bank host secure document disposal

Two men unload cardboard boxes from the back of a pickup truck

From left, Victoria Police Department Deputy Chief Chuck Young and Prosperity Bank Chairman John Zacek help unload documents from a resident’s vehicle during the Shred-it secure document disposal event April 23 at Prosperity Bank. VPD and Prosperity Bank ...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: April 5, 2022

Victoria Police Department swears in girl fighting cancer

A young girl and a woman with multiple uniformed officers in the background outside at City Hall

The Victoria Police Department hosted a private swearing-in ceremony for Keimryn Lee, a local girl fighting cancer, on March 31 at City Hall. The event was attended by Keimryn’s family, members of the Victoria Police Department and other City officials. K...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: April 5, 2022

Victoria Police Department offers advice to protect vehicles from criminals

Person trying to open car door in low-lighted area

This year is shaping up to be another busy one for vehicle burglaries, and the Victoria Police Department is reminding residents that taking simple precautions can help them avoid being targeted.

More than 100 vehicle burglaries have been reported in Victo...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: March 15, 2022

City of Victoria’s police and fire departments to host Lunch and Learn

Glucose screening

The City of Victoria’s police and fire departments will host a monthly “Lunch and Learn” event at the Victoria County Public Health Department. 

On the second Wednesday of each month, community members will have the opportunity to meet with public...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: February 22, 2022

First responder agencies swear in boy fighting cancer

A child in police uniform raises his hand during a swearing-in ceremony at a courthouse.

PHOTO: Devarjaye “DJ” Daniel recites an oath as he is sworn in to multiple law enforcement agencies Feb. 18 during a ceremony at the Victoria County Courthouse.

Multiple City and County first responder agencies gained a brave young offi...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: August 2, 2021

Victoria Police Department hires second deputy chief

Man in police uniform raises his hand while being sworn in by the city secretary.

PHOTO #1: Charles “Chuck” Young II, right, is sworn in as a Victoria Police Department deputy chief by City Secretary April Hilbrich, left, during a private ceremony Aug. 2 at 700 Main Center. Young is accompanied by his wife, Natali Young.

PHOTO #2: Victo...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: July 6, 2021

Victoria Police Department swears in 5 new officers

Five men in police uniform in front of police department backdrop

From left, Ever Sanchez, Paul Higdon, Aaron Baylor, Henry Ybarra and Sampson Holt were sworn in June 29 as new Victoria Police Department officers during a ceremony attended by Victoria Police Department officers and family members at the Victoria Communi...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: June 29, 2021

Victoria Police Department policies earn gold-standard recognition

Three men in police uniform hold framed certificates outside police station

PHOTO: The Victoria Police Department was recently recognized again under the Texas Police Chiefs Association Foundation’s Law Enforcement Agency Best Practices Recognition Program. Shown, from left, are Officer Jeffrey Lehnert, Police Chief Roberto Arred...

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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