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Posted on: January 17, 2023

Victoria Police Department’s K9 Hummer has received donation of body armor

Police K9 Hummer wearing a protective vest

Press release from Vested Interest in K9s

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

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: January 10, 2023

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

Several people sit at round tables at the community center dome watching two speakers

PHOTO: Victoria Police Department Officer John Turner speaks during a Lunch and Learn event in 2022 at the Victoria Community Center.

The City of Victoria’s police and fire departments will host a monthly “Lunch and Learn” event at the Victoria Community C...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: January 10, 2023

Civilian Police Academy now accepting applications

In a parking lot, a uniformed police officer shines a light into a car while a small group watches

PHOTO #1: Senior Police Officer Lee Peters gives a demonstration of a traffic stop during the 2022 Civilian Police Academy.

The Victoria Police Department Community Engagement Unit is now accepting applications for the Civilian Police Academy. 

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: December 27, 2022

Victoria Police Department Deputy Chief Mark Jameson named interim chief

Mark Jameson

Deputy Chief Mark Jameson will serve as the interim police chief for the Victoria Police Department while the City seeks a permanent replacement for Chief Roberto Arredondo.

The City announced in November that Arredondo was leaving the City to begin a new ...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: December 20, 2022

Victoria Police Department’s K9 Lark has received donation of body armor

A police dog wearing a beige vest embroidered "Gifted by nationalpolice.org."

Press release from Vested Interest in K9s

PHOTO: The Victoria Police Department’s K9 Lark wears a protective vest donated by Vested Interest in K9s.

Victoria Police Department’s K9 Lark has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable d...

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

First responders, postal workers play basketball; local charities win

Basketball court photo with people in VFD and VPD shirts, people in NALC shirts and cheerleaders

On Sunday, Dec. 4, members of the Victoria Fire Department and Victoria Police Department joined forces to play in a charity basketball game at the Faith Academy gym against employees of the United States Postal Service. Community members came out to supp...

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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: 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