The Victoria Police Department has cancelled its found bike pick-up program in response to COVID-19 concerns.
The program is halted until further notice as part of efforts to ensure “operational readiness” during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are asking for your patience as we temporarily suspend pick-ups of found bikes,” said Bowen Osoko, community engagement officer.
Police ask that found bikes be reported online at vicpd.ca/services/report-a-crime-online.
“We will receive your online report and pick up the bike as soon as operationally possible.”
The program’s cancellation is one of the police department’s many service adjustments during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the closure of front counters at the Victoria and Esquimalt headquarters and the postponement of a downtown visibility and engagement project.