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Posted on: June 14, 2022

Victoria Police Department K-9 officers attend training in Laredo

Two men stand near a police car with a dog on a leash

PHOTO: Shown from left are K-9 Nero, Senior Police Officer Oscar Garcia and Senior Police Officer Jake Garza.

Victoria Police Department Senior Police Officers Oscar Garcia and Jake Garza spent the week of May 30 training with their K-9 partners, Nero and ...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: May 31, 2022

Victoria Police Department swears in 8 new officers

Eight uniformed police officers raise their right hands.

PHOTO #1: From left, Roy Parker, Marcos Olivares, Martin Melgoza, Braden Kirbo, Joshua Homan, Christopher Doria, Wilfredo Cordova and Kayle Bowers were sworn in May 27 as new Victoria Police Department officers during a ceremony attended by local law enfo...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
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: 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: 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: 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

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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