Victoria police spent approximately $66,500 on allocating extra resources to the former homeless camp on the lawns of the Victoria courthouse. During a recent presentation to council, acting police chief Del Manak said tent city drew a significant level of police resources, but it was highly successful.
“It ended with no arrests, no injuries, no complaints and that’s really unheard of,” said Manak. “If you look at camps that have been entrenched with that many people over that period of time, I think what we achieved is quite successful.”
In May, council approved allocating $113,000 towards policing the area. The remaining $46,000 that wasn’t used will be returned to the city.