The Saanich Police Historical Society was established in August 2000 through the joint efforts and vision of both serving and retired members.
The Mission of the Society is to preserve the colourful history of the Saanich Police through its records, photos, artifacts, documents and memories, and to ensure this heritage remains available to the Saanich community for whom we serve and protect.
The Saanich Police were formed in 1906 at the request of local residents. In the beginning it was just one Constable riding alone on horseback, sometimes for days. At that time Central Saanich and Saanich were one municipality and it was a huge area. As the community grew and prospered so the Saanich Police grew to meet the needs of the people it serves. Soon horses gave way to Harley Davidson and Indian motorcycles, and they in turn to model-T Fords.
If you have any old photos or artifacts related to the history of the Saanich Police, and would like to donate or share them in-trust with the Historical Society, then please give us a call at 250-475-4321 and leave a message for Constable Brad Brajcich. The policing of Saanich has always been a community partnership and we hope that preserving our history will be as well.
It is our hope to one day establish a small museum for display, and a safe repository for storage, of all our materials, uniforms, newly restored vehicles, precious photos and irreplaceable records.
Detective Stu Montgomery (Ret'd) - President
Vice-President: Cst. Brad Brajcich
Ms. Michele Ashmawy - Secretary/Treasurer
Insp. Rob Cawsey
Cst. Claudia Morrison