The Victoria Police Department might soon be known for YouTube content creation along with their law enforcement work.
Today, VicPD released the trailer for a seven-episode web series called Fighting Fentanyl.
The series will debut on August 29, with episodes released twice a week every Tuesday and Thursday.
Tracking a Fentanyl Dealer
Fentanyl expert S/Sgt. Conor King and Cst. Matt Rutherford guide viewers through the actions of VicPD’s Strike Force and Crime Reduction Unit, the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT), the Analysis and Intelligence Unit, Patrol, K9 and other resources.
Together, the various departments will track a known fentanyl dealer through the Quadra Village neighbourhood.
The series takes viewers along on surveillance, though GVERT operations, into drug-processing areas, and intelligence briefings.
“We’re focused on getting these deadly drugs off our streets”
“There were over 900 overdose deaths in BC in 2016, and fentanyl was part of many of these,” S/Sgt. Conor King said. “This series shows you how we’re focused on fentanyl; how we’re focused on getting these deadly drugs off our streets.”
VicPd will post every video on their YouTube Channel, as well as on the VicPD website, their Twitter account and Facebook pages.
The series runs from August 29th to September 19th.