The Saanich Police has been responsible for policing the Municipality of Saanich since 1906. The Municipality of Saanich is located at the southern tip of Vancouver Island on the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada. With an area of 112 square kilometers, Saanich is the largest municipality on Vancouver Island and it is part of the Capital Regional District (CRD). As part of the CRD, Saanich shares its borders with Central Saanich, Highlands, View Royal, Esquimalt, Victoria and Oak Bay. The population of Saanich is approximately 110,000 and the area is comprised of a number of thriving business districts, a large residential area, and it still maintains an important agricultural land base.