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Mission: To enrich the quality of life and promote a sense of community by providing law enforcement related services in partnership with the law abiding public.

A group of residents has organized a mobile demonstration to be held in Herndon today beginning at 6:00pm. Vehicles will...
06/04/2020

A group of residents has organized a mobile demonstration to be held in Herndon today beginning at 6:00pm. Vehicles will be traveling via Elden Street through the downtown area. Various road closures will be in effect and Elden Street will be closed between Sterling Road and Monroe Street beginning at 5:30pm. This event is being planned and organized by citizens. The Herndon Police Department will be providing security and traffic control to ensure a safe environment for lawful demonstrators.
Please follow HPD on Twitter (@HerndonPolice) for event and traffic updates.

Message From Chief Maggie DeBoard: To our Herndon Community, The incident in Minneapolis last week has left all of us at...
06/01/2020

Message From Chief Maggie DeBoard:

To our Herndon Community,

The incident in Minneapolis last week has left all of us at HPD deeply struggling about our profession. It was difficult to watch and is even more difficult for us to understand how an incident like this could have occurred. The actions that took the life of George Floyd showed a complete lack of humanity, one not previously witnessed in my 34-year career. We have worked so very hard to build trust, not only in our Herndon community, but throughout the country, only to see this tragic incident destroy years of work performed by dedicated, empathetic, and caring police officers.

What concerns me now, however, is the violent reactions we are seeing that are destroying our communities throughout the country, actions that are putting innocent citizens and dedicated public servants in grave danger. These communities need hope, not destruction, more loss of life, and loss of their livelihoods. This is not the path towards healing or problem solving. It only creates additional barriers and fear at a time when peace and clear minds are so needed.

Please know that all of us at HPD care deeply about our entire community, as well as the effect this incident has had on your relationship with us. We pray that the trust you have instilled in us over the past 8 years that I have been blessed to serve as your Chief, remains strong. It is only through honest and open dialogue, clear minds, and peaceful protest can we continue to make positive steps forward to ensure an incident of this nature never happens again.

Our hearts and prayers go out to George Floyd’s family and to all of those first responders working the front lines trying desperately to protect their communities and its citizens from further harm.

We want our citizens to remain safe and well during this pandemic. It is important to understand, however, that the mand...
05/29/2020

We want our citizens to remain safe and well during this pandemic. It is important to understand, however, that the mandatory mask requirement for the State of Virginia applies specifically to indoor locations, as specified below. There is no requirement for citizens to wear masks outdoors. We do however, encourage the continued practice of social distancing and the use of masks when that is not possible, indoors or outdoors.

These guidelines will be enforced by the Virginia Department of Health, not your local police department. They can be reached at (804) 864-7000.

Per Executive Order Number 63, effective Friday, May 29, 2020, face coverings are required by all patrons ages 10 and over when entering, exiting, traveling through, and spending time inside the settings listed below:
- All brick and mortar retail businesses
- Personal care and personal grooming businesses
- Food and beverage establishments
- Entertainment or recreation businesses
- Train stations, bus stations, and intrastate public transportation
- Any other indoor place shared by groups of people who are in close proximity to each other
- State or local government building when accessed for the purpose of securing public services

All employees of essential retail businesses shall wear a face covering whenever working in customer facing areas.

Exceptions to the Executive Order Number 63:
- While eating or drinking
- Individuals exercising or using exercise equipment
- Any person who has trouble breathing
- Any person seeking to communicate with the deaf or hard of hearing
- When temporary removal of the face covering is necessary to secure government or medical services
- Persons with health conditions that prohibit wearing a face covering.

Again, EO63 will be enforced by the Virginia Department of Health. They can be reached at (804) 864-7000.
To read the full version of Executive Order 63, please visit:
https://bit.ly/3gCyqFo

Herndon Police Department's cover photo
05/28/2020

Herndon Police Department's cover photo

We are getting a makeover!  For the past year, HPD has been working hard to update our brand and visibility in the commu...
05/28/2020

We are getting a makeover! For the past year, HPD has been working hard to update our brand and visibility in the community. Despite the economic limitations imposed by COVID-19, this project has been able to continue due to funding from sources other than taxpayer money. Starting today, some HPD cruisers will be sporting these new graphics. Vehicles with the current graphics will still be patrolling Herndon as we phase all vehicles to the new look. It will take a month or so to replace the entire fleet with the new graphic design.

MISSING ADULT: Have you seen Josh? Joshua Bowman, 27, has not been seen by family for at least a week. If you see Bowman...
05/27/2020

MISSING ADULT: Have you seen Josh? Joshua Bowman, 27, has not been seen by family for at least a week. If you see Bowman, please call HPD immediately at 703-435-6846.

Timeline Photos
05/25/2020

Timeline Photos

Today, Friday, May 22, 2020, the Herndon Police Department arrested Javier Enrique Palma, 56, of Herndon, VA for misdeme...
05/22/2020

Today, Friday, May 22, 2020, the Herndon Police Department arrested Javier Enrique Palma, 56, of Herndon, VA for misdemeanor sexual battery. Shortly after 3:00 pm, Palma approached his victim on the W&OD trail overpass in the 300-block of Herndon Parkway and proceeded to grope her. He immediately left the scene but was located a short distance away and taken into custody. Palma was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he is being held without bond. Palma is a white male, who is 5’10” and weighs approximately 210 lbs. (photo not immediately available). If you have information about similar incidents, please call HPD at 703-435-6846.

Herndon Police Department
05/22/2020

Herndon Police Department

Herndon Police Department's cover photo
05/22/2020

Herndon Police Department's cover photo

Thank you to Town of Herndon Government's Department of Public Works for all you do! We are a better town because of all...
05/19/2020

Thank you to Town of Herndon Government's Department of Public Works for all you do! We are a better town because of all you do! #publicworksweek #herndonpd #herndonva
🚧🚦🏗🌼🌻🏆🚜🚛

“Word to the Nation: Guard zealously your right to serve in the Armed Forces, for without them, there will be no other r...
05/16/2020

“Word to the Nation: Guard zealously your right to serve in the Armed Forces, for without them, there will be no other rights to guard.” — President John F. Kennedy

A Peace Officers Memorial Day Statement from Herndon Police Department Chief Maggie DeBoard:This National Police Week, o...
05/15/2020

A Peace Officers Memorial Day Statement from Herndon Police Department Chief Maggie DeBoard:

This National Police Week, our Memorial Wall looks quite different at night. This picture was taken last night on the eve of National Peace Officer's Day. To many, this Memorial Wall looks desolate, abandoned, and lifeless. But I see life in this picture. I see the faces and names of the officers who paid the ultimate price protecting their community. Their spirits and memories live here eternally and their presence follows those who walk through this sacred ground. The Memorial Wall continues to serve as a place of comfort and solace for those left behind and for those that have served and continue to serve. No one is ever alone at the Wall.

On this Peace Officers Memorial Day, we remember all of our fallen heroes who served our communities with distinction, honor, and dedication. Today we also recognize all of our law enforcement officers who are currently serving, especially during this difficult time. You have my eternal honor and respect for all that you do and the risks you continue to face everyday.

This hand-painted mural in our Roll Call room incorporates the HPD badge with one of the statues and quotes at the Natio...
05/15/2020

This hand-painted mural in our Roll Call room incorporates the HPD badge with one of the statues and quotes at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC.

Fairfax County Police Department
05/14/2020

Fairfax County Police Department

Have you seen this missing endangered man? 75-year-old Michael Delaney was last seen yesterday at 9:02 p.m. in the 1800 block of Town Center Parkway, Reston. He is 6’3”, 175 pounds, with blue eyes and gray hair. He was last wearing a black jacket, yellow hospital gown and blue jeans. He is considered endangered due to mental and/or physical concerns. Please call 703-691-2131 with any information and please share to help us spread the word and bring him home safely.

Thank you to Rob and his team at The Honey Baked Ham Company for providing lunch for our department today! (FYI...The ar...
05/14/2020

Thank you to Rob and his team at The Honey Baked Ham Company for providing lunch for our department today! (FYI...The are still open for business!) #supportlocal #community #herndonpd

05/12/2020
Chief DeBoard May 12, 2020

Today, Gov. Northam announced that Northern Virginia, to include Herndon, will be delaying entry into Phase One of reopening. The region will remain under the current guidelines until at least May 28.
HPD remains ready to assist our residents in any way that is needed. Call us if you need help: 703-435-6846.
Read the Governor's order here: https://bit.ly/3dHtKvE.

Tomorrow night, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will be joined by celebrities, U.S. officials, law e...
05/12/2020

Tomorrow night, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will be joined by celebrities, U.S. officials, law enforcement leaders, and American icons to honor the 307 fallen heroes whose names have been added to the walls of the Memorial.
Among those names is Virginia State Police Trooper Lucas B. Dowell (EOW 2/4/2019).
While we cannot gather in person in DC on this solemn occasion due to the current public health crisis, we march forward in solidarity with our community of active law enforcement, surviving families and co-workers, and thousands of citizens across the globe.
See information in the comments below on where you can watch the 32nd Annual Candlelight Vigil live.

Herndon Police Department
05/11/2020

Herndon Police Department

We were honored to participate in a 100th birthday parade for former long-time Herndon Police Citizen Support Team membe...
05/08/2020

We were honored to participate in a 100th birthday parade for former long-time Herndon Police Citizen Support Team member and decorated WWII veteran, Colonel Bob Shawn. What a tremendous turnout. Thirty-two minutes of love, respect, and patriotism for The Colonel. Happy Birthday! (May 6, 2020)

We were honored to participate in a 100th birthday parade for former long-time Herndon Police Citizen Support Team member and decorated WWII veteran, Colonel Bob Shawn. What a tremendous turnout. Thirty-two minutes of love, respect, and patriotism for The Colonel. Happy Birthday! (May 6, 2020)

Thank you to Jimmy Cirrito and his crew at Jimmy's Old Town Tavern and Jerry O'Sullivan and his team at O'Sullivan Insur...
05/07/2020

Thank you to Jimmy Cirrito and his crew at Jimmy's Old Town Tavern and Jerry O'Sullivan and his team at O'Sullivan Insurance Agency (Erie Insurance) for feeding us today and always supporting Herndon PD!
#ErieAgentsGivingBack #JOTT #JimmysOldTownTavern #Herndonpd

The Weekly Press Report is now available: bit.ly/2kFNcDd #herndonpdBe healthy!
05/06/2020

The Weekly Press Report is now available: bit.ly/2kFNcDd #herndonpd

Be healthy!

TRUE HEROES. You get our appreciation and thanks EVERY day. Nurses are putting their lives on the line to save ours. Mak...
05/06/2020

TRUE HEROES. You get our appreciation and thanks EVERY day.
Nurses are putting their lives on the line to save ours. Make sure you thank a nurse today.
#NationalNursesDay #ThankYouNurses

Happy Cinco de Mayo 🍹AND Taco Tuesday 🌮! Celebrate safely at home. Maybe try a virtual happy hour with family and friend...
05/05/2020

Happy Cinco de Mayo 🍹AND Taco Tuesday 🌮! Celebrate safely at home. Maybe try a virtual happy hour with family and friends. If you do have to hit the road, don't drink and drive. Stay safe and healthy! #herndonpd

We value your experience! Virginia Certified Police Officers can now join HPD as a LIEUTENANT!See more details in the co...
05/04/2020

We value your experience! Virginia Certified Police Officers can now join HPD as a LIEUTENANT!

See more details in the comments below 👇 and visit www.herndon-va.gov/jobs to apply.

05/04/2020

Here’s a little puppy love for your Monday morning. Meet Baby Brooklyn! Brooklyn’s daddy is an officer here at HPD. Maybe if Brooklyn comes to visit enough, Chief will get puppy fever, and we can get her to get us a station dog! 🤞🏽😜👌🏽 #herndonpd

The Herndon Police Department is mourning the death of Retired Captain Darryl “Smitty” Smith. Captain Smith started his ...
05/01/2020

The Herndon Police Department is mourning the death of Retired Captain Darryl “Smitty” Smith. Captain Smith started his career with HPD in April of 1973. He was the first African American officer hired by the Town of Herndon, where he served until his retirement in October of 2004. Captain Smith went on to make history in Herndon once again, when in May of 2004, he was the first African American elected to Town Council. Smith served as Vice Mayor from July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2006.

After his retirement from HPD, Smith served as the chief of Purcellville Police Department for nine years. Captain Smith had a distinguished career in Herndon and Purcellville and was still known throughout the Town of Herndon, where he resided with his wife, Maria.

“It is with great sadness that we learned yesterday of the passing of former Herndon Police Department Captain Darryl “Smitty” Smith. Daryl spent much of his life as a highly respected law enforcement professional in service to the Herndon community before moving on to Purcellville,” HPD Chief Maggie DeBoard said. “He will be forever remembered for his huge heart, compassionate nature, and sincere commitment to improving the lives of our youth in Town. Our HPD family sends our sincere condolences to his wife, Maria, and the entire Smith family.”

The Herndon Police Department is mourning the death of Retired Captain Darryl “Smitty” Smith. Captain Smith started his career with HPD in April of 1973. He was the first African American officer hired by the Town of Herndon, where he served until his retirement in October of 2004. Captain Smith went on to make history in Herndon once again, when in May of 2004, he was the first African American elected to Town Council. Smith served as Vice Mayor from July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2006.

After his retirement from HPD, Smith served as the chief of Purcellville Police Department for nine years. Captain Smith had a distinguished career in Herndon and Purcellville and was still known throughout the Town of Herndon, where he resided with his wife, Maria.

“It is with great sadness that we learned yesterday of the passing of former Herndon Police Department Captain Darryl “Smitty” Smith. Daryl spent much of his life as a highly respected law enforcement professional in service to the Herndon community before moving on to Purcellville,” HPD Chief Maggie DeBoard said. “He will be forever remembered for his huge heart, compassionate nature, and sincere commitment to improving the lives of our youth in Town. Our HPD family sends our sincere condolences to his wife, Maria, and the entire Smith family.”

Corporal Lora Nicholson’s good friend, Gwen Huller, surprised Squad 4 with a home cooked dinner. Thank you, Gwen, for fe...
05/01/2020

Corporal Lora Nicholson’s good friend, Gwen Huller, surprised Squad 4 with a home cooked dinner. Thank you, Gwen, for feeding the troops and keeping their spirits high! 🥗🍝💙

A Statement from Chief Maggie DeBoard"We have received much interest from the public to come out and honor former HPD Ca...
04/30/2020

A Statement from Chief Maggie DeBoard
"We have received much interest from the public to come out and honor former HPD Captain and Purcellville Chief Darryl Smith, as he is laid to rest on Friday. Due to the restrictions brought upon our community by COVID-19, the funeral service is restricted to family members only. We will also be avoiding driving through the downtown area as we escort Darryl to his final resting place to avoid the congested areas where people may want to congregate to pay their respects, all in the interest of safety.

The Herndon Police Department, along with representatives from the Purcellville Police Department, have made plans to formally honor Darryl at his graveside service, while doing our best to keep the family and our officers safe. Please respect the Governor's Orders and our efforts to limit exposure at this service both to Darryl's family and to our officers by remaining away from the cemetery. It is truly heartbreaking to lay a beloved lifelong public servant to rest without full honors and the support from the community he served, but safety must prevail and we all know that Smitty would stress this if he were still here with us today.

Please know that Darryl's police families will provide a proper sendoff to him that lets his immediate family know how much he was loved and respected.

We appreciate the community's cooperation during this painful and difficult time."

Please join us for a virtual viewing of both the funeral service and the graveside service. The links can be found on Adams-Green Funeral Home & Crematory's website here:
https://bit.ly/2ydFffq

AT HOME ACTIVITY! Need something to keep the kids occupied between their virtual classes? Print out the Herndon Police D...
04/29/2020

AT HOME ACTIVITY! Need something to keep the kids occupied between their virtual classes? Print out the Herndon Police Department Word Search. Have fun! Be safe! Stay healthy!

Maggie created the picture with the officer in the car.  Henry colored the Herndon PD car.
04/29/2020

Maggie created the picture with the officer in the car. Henry colored the Herndon PD car.

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