Purcellville Police Department

Purcellville Police Department Our vision is to continue to provide excellent police services, combat crime, ensure the highest quality of life standards for all who live, work or visit Purcellville, and to continue building strong partnerships with the community we serve.
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Please come join us Wednesday, February 19th from 9:30am-10:30am at the Carver Center (200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellvil...
02/17/2020

Please come join us Wednesday, February 19th from 9:30am-10:30am at the Carver Center (200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville) for Coffee with a Cop. ☕️🚓
Hope to see you there!

ATTENTION: Please be advised the Purcellville Police Department Administrative Office will be closed on Monday, February...
02/15/2020

ATTENTION: Please be advised the Purcellville Police Department Administrative Office will be closed on Monday, February 17th due to the holiday. Please call 911 for emergencies.

The Duluth Police Department said it best...Happy Valentines Day to all our citizens and their families.
02/14/2020

The Duluth Police Department said it best...Happy Valentines Day to all our citizens and their families.

We have received reports that a highly addictive substance will soon be arriving in our area. These substances go by several different street names. Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, Thanks-A-Lot, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Shortbread and S’mores are a few of them.

This operation is run primarily by young girls who get you in with a good cause story and soon you’re hooked. If you come into contact with any of these cookies, you can drop them off at the Police Department. Officers will be happy to assist with proper disposal. 👮‍♂️🍪

#GirlScouts #Cookies

Don't forget- tomorrow, Saturday, Feb 15th 9:30am-11:30am- Cocoa with a Cop!  See you then!😀☕️🍩
02/14/2020

Don't forget- tomorrow, Saturday, Feb 15th 9:30am-11:30am- Cocoa with a Cop! See you then!😀☕️🍩

Hope to you can join us!!  We look forward to seeing you this Saturday, Feb. 15th from 9:30am-11:30am at Dunkin'!☕️🍩
02/12/2020

Hope to you can join us!! We look forward to seeing you this Saturday, Feb. 15th from 9:30am-11:30am at Dunkin'!☕️🍩

Last week, Chief McAlister was invited to the Carver Center to speak on fraud and scam protection to a group of senior a...
02/11/2020

Last week, Chief McAlister was invited to the Carver Center to speak on fraud and scam protection to a group of senior adults. The event was coordinated by the Tree of Life Day Break ministry and Chief McAlister enjoyed meeting so many wonderful members. Participants were treated to not only safety information, but also some light-hearted games and a sweet Valentine’s Day party for all! We always welcome the chance to connect with our neighbors, have fun, and also share some crime prevention tips!😀🚓💗

This past Friday evening, Sgt. Wagner and Off. Ritter were privileged to attend the Night to Shine event held at Patrick...
02/10/2020

This past Friday evening, Sgt. Wagner and Off. Ritter were privileged to attend the Night to Shine event held at Patrick Henry College. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs ages 14 and older. This year marked the program’s sixth anniversary, with over 115,000 honored guests coming together around the world on one night, with the support of over 215,000 volunteers to help make this a success. Sgt. Wagner and Off. Ritter had a wonderful time getting to meet many of the participants and there was lots of fun had by all in attendance!! We are thankful to be a part of such an amazing event.

We were fortunate to have a wonderful group of kids from Lincoln Elementary school (accompanied by their principal Mr. M...
02/04/2020

We were fortunate to have a wonderful group of kids from Lincoln Elementary school (accompanied by their principal Mr. Michener) stop by and visit our station last week. We found out that it was "Kindness Week" and the children were learning about ways to spread kindness throughout their community! Our officers and civilian staff appreciated all the kind words of gratitude (and also the delicious cake!😉🍰). Thank you for thinking of us!

BUILDING SECURITY REMINDERSWe would like to remind all businesses, churches, and organizations in Town to please review ...
02/03/2020

BUILDING SECURITY REMINDERS
We would like to remind all businesses, churches, and organizations in Town to please review your building security measures, and ensure those procedures are being followed. In light of the recent burglaries which have occurred in businesses in Loudoun County, please ensure your security protocols are up to date, understood by all staff/members, and properly utilized. Our officers have increased their foot patrols and building checks, especially in the evening hours and throughout our business locations, but we ask that you evaluate your security procedures and confirm they are being correctly implemented.

Below are a few reminders regarding crime prevention measures applicable to all types of buildings.

• Ensure all security measures are taken when departing your building for the day, such as locking doors and windows.
• If there is an alarm system in your building, confirm it is being utilized.
• Verify any security camera systems are in working order, in use, and that cameras are properly mounted to give the most coverage of the buildings.
• Make certain that strict security maintenance over keys, pass codes, etc. is followed. Ensure all keys are accounted for; if not, then locks should be re-keyed. If a staff member discontinues employment with your business under negative circumstances, also consider re-keying exterior doors.
• Provide adequate lighting on exterior doors, windows, and parking lots.
• Trim foliage from exterior doors and windows.
• Signs on windows should not block more than 10% of the view of the interior of the building.
• Ensure the least amount of cash necessary is left on the premise.
• Valuable items should be secured in a safe, which should be bolted to the floor.
• Confirm deadbolt locks are adequate, and tempered steel latches should be bolted into the door frames at minimum 1 inch.
• Exterior door hinges should not be accessible from the outside.
• Consider adding protective window film for plate glass windows.

SUPER BOWL SAFETY!Studies indicate that Super Bowl Sunday can be one of the worst days for motor vehicle collisions.  Ma...
02/02/2020

SUPER BOWL SAFETY!
Studies indicate that Super Bowl Sunday can be one of the worst days for motor vehicle collisions. Major factors contributing to this include fatigue do to the late hour and alcohol consumption during the game. Please take a few precautions to ensure a safe enjoyment of the game and safe ride home!
• Make sure to arrange for a designated driver ahead of the game!
• Stop consuming (or serving if you are hosting a party) during the end of the third quarter just as some NFL stadiums.
• Alternate non-alcoholic beverages such as water or soda with your alcoholic drink.
• If you are hosting, please serve plenty of food so party-goers are not drinking on an empty stomach.
• Please wear your seat belt! Seatbelts are the best defense against impaired drivers in other vehicles.
• Remember, please NEVER drink and drive! Buzzed driving IS drunk driving! Your actions behind the wheel do not just affect yourself, but everyone else on the road too!

Roundabout Reminder and Driving Tips
02/01/2020

Roundabout Reminder and Driving Tips

PPD SURVEY FOR PURCELLVILLE RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSESThe Purcellville Police Department is conducting a survey open to al...
01/27/2020

PPD SURVEY FOR PURCELLVILLE RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES
The Purcellville Police Department is conducting a survey open to all Town of Purcellville residents as well as business owners and their employees. The purpose of the survey is to solicit feedback from residents and businesses about crime, quality of life issues, and opinions about the department’s effectiveness of law enforcement services provided. We are asking members of the community for five or ten minutes of your time to complete the survey. The results will be used to enhance policing services and to direct the department as we strive to provide the most responsive, cost efficient, and professional police services possible.
The survey is available at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/PPDsurvey2020
Please complete the survey by Friday, February 21, 2020 to be counted in the results.
Thank you! Your engagement is greatly appreciated!

Please think safety and precaution when driving through a traffic circle or roundabout. Visit the Purcellville Police De...
01/24/2020
Safe Driving - Traffic Circles/Roundabouts | Purcellville, VA - Official Website

Please think safety and precaution when driving through a traffic circle or roundabout. Visit the Purcellville Police Departments updated website to learn more about how best to proceed in a traffic circle or roundabout: https://www.purcellvilleva.gov/899/Safe-Driving---Traffic-CirclesRound-a-bo

VDOT: Rules of the Road
https://youtu.be/hucpToL-D0M

Like any new technologies or ideas, there are challenges and an adjustment period. The traffic circles are no exception to this conversation, with roughly ¼ of all traffic fatalities in the United States associated with intersections, it is critical that safer designs be implemented as widely and r...

Deputy Chief Dailey was fortunate to be interviewed by our new friend Jack yesterday for his kindergarten school project...
01/24/2020

Deputy Chief Dailey was fortunate to be interviewed by our new friend Jack yesterday for his kindergarten school project. Thank you for stopping by and visiting with us! We think you deserve a 💯 on your assignment!!😉

WINTER VEHICLE WARMING UP WARNING!❄️🚗With all this cold weather, drivers can be tempted to warm up their vehicles by lea...
01/23/2020

WINTER VEHICLE WARMING UP WARNING!❄️🚗
With all this cold weather, drivers can be tempted to warm up their vehicles by leaving the engine idling while unoccupied. But please do not leave your running car unattended! Nationally, more than 57,000 vehicles were reported stolen when a key or key-less device was left inside the unoccupied vehicle, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Don’t tempt a thief by leaving your vehicle running with the keys inside! As a reminder, never leave valuables in view in your vehicle as well.
Driving your car is actually the fastest and safest way to heat up your engine. While the first few minutes might be a little chilly without starting your car ahead of time, you can drive stress-free knowing your vehicle is safe. We recommend some gloves, a scarf, and a warm cup of coffee to get your drive started right. 🧤🧣☕️
Stay warm and stay safe!

NORTH 21ST STREET TEMPORARY PARKING RESTRICTIONBeginning as early as Monday night January 20th, ten (10) parking spaces ...
01/17/2020

NORTH 21ST STREET TEMPORARY PARKING RESTRICTION
Beginning as early as Monday night January 20th, ten (10) parking spaces along N. 21st Street closest to the Main Street intersection will be blocked off in order to allow a contractor working for Trenary Investments. The closure is necessary for Trenary Investments LLC to make emergency repairs to a building along Main Street. The Contractor will be parking concrete trucks in the spaces and stretching hoses across the sidewalk in order to make the repairs.

The work is scheduled to take place between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM Tuesday January 21. During the work, the roadway will remain open to vehicular traffic, with temporary closures along the sidewalk. Total construction time is anticipated to take approximately 4 hours. In case of inclement weather or unforeseen events, this schedule may change.

Please be aware of work zones and be alert for changes in vehicular and pedestrian traffic patterns in areas where work is being performed.

With the possibility of winter weather arriving, please keep in mind some of the following driving tips recommended by A...
01/17/2020
National Weather Service Watch Warning Advisory Summary

With the possibility of winter weather arriving, please keep in mind some of the following driving tips recommended by AAA:
• Stay home if you can! Please only go out if necessary so the highway crews can do their jobs to keep the roads clear and safe.
• Drive slowly and allow extra time to get where you are going.
• Accelerate and decelerate slowly. Apply the gas slowly to regain traction and avoid skids. Remember, it takes longer to slow down on icy roads!
• Increase your following distance to five or six seconds.
• Whether or not you have anti-lock brakes, apply firm, steady pressure on the brake pedal.
• Don’t power up hills; it can just make your wheels spin.
• Don’t stop going up a hill; get some inertia going on a flat roadway before you take on the hill.

The National Weather Service is your best source for complete weather forecast and weather related information on the web!

ATTENTION: Please be advised the Purcellville Police Department Administrative Office will be closed on Monday, January ...
01/17/2020

ATTENTION: Please be advised the Purcellville Police Department Administrative Office will be closed on Monday, January 20th due to the holiday. Please call 911 for emergencies.

ATTENTION: Phone Spoofing AlertThe Purcellville Police Department’s main phone number (540-338-7422) was recently used i...
01/16/2020

ATTENTION: Phone Spoofing Alert
The Purcellville Police Department’s main phone number (540-338-7422) was recently used in a phone spoofing incident. Luckily, the potential victim recognized that the call was in fact fraudulent, and instead hung up before a crime could be committed. The caller stated that he had a warrant out for the arrest of his potential victim due to “outstanding funds owed to U.S. Legal Fund” and he could resolve this by calling and paying off his debt by providing his credit card number.
Please be aware that the police department does not ask for money to settle a warrant. If you are ever in doubt of the validity of a call from the Purcellville Police Department, please call our number directly (540-338-7422) during administrative office hours Monday- Friday, 9am- 5pm, or call the Loudoun County dispatch (703-777-1021) after hours.

ATTENTION: Beginning on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, Yaxley Drive will be closed from WT Druhan Blvd. to Kinvarra Place fr...
01/13/2020

ATTENTION: Beginning on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, Yaxley Drive will be closed from WT Druhan Blvd. to Kinvarra Place from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM, in order for the contractor, Heritage Site Development, to install water utilities across Yaxley Drive.

This road closure will not affect local traffic going from WT Druhan Blvd. to 601 (Purcellville Baptist Church) or 604 (Purcellville Church of Christ) Yaxley Drive.

In the event of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances, this work will be moved to Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Thank you to our new friend Lochlan for bringing us lots of delicious donuts this afternoon to celebrate Law Enforcement...
01/09/2020

Thank you to our new friend Lochlan for bringing us lots of delicious donuts this afternoon to celebrate Law Enforcement Appreciation Day!!🍩😁 We are so thankful to be part of such a wonderful community!

A big thank you to the Purcellville Library for hosting a wonderful Coffee with a Cop in recognition of Law Enforcement ...
01/09/2020

A big thank you to the Purcellville Library for hosting a wonderful Coffee with a Cop in recognition of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day this morning!☕️🚔📚 Thank you for the opportunity to chat with both new and familiar neighbors in Town. We are grateful for the support shown by our amazing library and community members!

Winter Weather Advisory is still in effect for our area until 6 pm, so drive carefully out there! Please allow extra tim...
01/07/2020
National Weather Service Watch Warning Advisory Summary

Winter Weather Advisory is still in effect for our area until 6 pm, so drive carefully out there! Please allow extra time to get where you are going. ❄❄

The National Weather Service is your best source for complete weather forecast and weather related information on the web!

We wish everyone a joyous and safe New Year!
01/01/2020

We wish everyone a joyous and safe New Year!

NEWS RELEASE- STERLING MAN CHARGED WITH BURGLARY AND STALKINGContact:  Lieutenant Barry Dufek  bdufek@purcellvilleva.gov...
01/01/2020

NEWS RELEASE- STERLING MAN CHARGED WITH BURGLARY AND STALKING
Contact: Lieutenant Barry Dufek
[email protected] 540-338-7422 X 104

PURCELLVILLE, Va. December 31, 2019 — Officers from the Purcellville Police Department (PPD) have arrested Matthew Voit, 55, of Sterling, VA on the charges of burglary and stalking. PPD officers investigating a series of burglaries in the N. 16th street area identified Mr. Voit as a suspect and arrested him on December 31, 2019. Mr. Voit is being held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

ATTENTION:  Please be advised the Purcellville Police Department Administrative Office will be closed on Wednesday, Janu...
12/31/2019

ATTENTION: Please be advised the Purcellville Police Department Administrative Office will be closed on Wednesday, January 1st for the holiday. Please call 911 for emergencies.
We wish you a safe and Happy New Year!

We wish everyone a very Happy New Year!🎉 But please remember never to drink and drive, and if you plan on consuming alco...
12/31/2019

We wish everyone a very Happy New Year!🎉 But please remember never to drink and drive, and if you plan on consuming alcohol, always designate a sober driver or use a safe ride service. Remember your choices don't just affect you, they impact everyone else on the road! Please be safe!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Stay safe!
12/25/2019

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Stay safe!

ATTENTION:  Please be advised the Purcellville Police Department Administrative Office will be closed on Tuesday, Decemb...
12/23/2019

ATTENTION: Please be advised the Purcellville Police Department Administrative Office will be closed on Tuesday, December 24th and Wednesday, December 25th for the Christmas holiday. Please call 911 for emergencies.

Thank you to Alden for stopping by today and dropping off some amazing goodies for us!! We appreciate your thoughtfulnes...
12/21/2019

Thank you to Alden for stopping by today and dropping off some amazing goodies for us!! We appreciate your thoughtfulness! 😊

Just a few safety reminders as folks head out for holiday travel!🚗🚌🚉✈️
12/21/2019

Just a few safety reminders as folks head out for holiday travel!🚗🚌🚉✈️

We are enjoying delivering gifts and joy to our neighbors with the Purcellville Women’s Club...
12/20/2019

We are enjoying delivering gifts and joy to our neighbors with the Purcellville Women’s Club...

12/20/2019
REMINDER: Santa Claus will be coming to Town on the Tower Ladder from 6-9pm tonight (Friday) and Saturday!  You will hea...
12/20/2019

REMINDER: Santa Claus will be coming to Town on the Tower Ladder from 6-9pm tonight (Friday) and Saturday! You will hear music and sirens, so please don’t be alarmed.🎅🚒
His schedule is as follows:
Friday, December 20st (North of Main Street) and Saturday, December 21st (South of Main Street)

Purcellville Police Department's cover photo
12/20/2019

Purcellville Police Department's cover photo

Thank you to our new friends who joined us today at the Books & Badges Storytime at the Purcellville library this mornin...
12/19/2019

Thank you to our new friends who joined us today at the Books & Badges Storytime at the Purcellville library this morning! Officer Hammond had so much fun reading to all the little ones! (He also enjoyed some music time and bubbles as well 😉) Hope to see you there again next time! 📚🎶

Great to see all the folks who braved the rain and came out to watch (and participate!) in the Purcellville Christmas Pa...
12/16/2019

Great to see all the folks who braved the rain and came out to watch (and participate!) in the Purcellville Christmas Parade on Saturday!! We loved all the awesome floats and seeing the smiling faces of those who enjoyed the wonderful Christmas festivities! A big thank you to all the Town of Purcellville staff who stepped up and helped out with the events. Makes us proud to be part of such a great team here in Purcellville, and we hope the Town residents and visitors enjoyed all the fun activities!🎄🎅🚓🚒🚑

Last chance, Christmas Parade is starting in 5 minutes!  Hope to see you there!🎄🚓🚒
12/14/2019

Last chance, Christmas Parade is starting in 5 minutes! Hope to see you there!🎄🚓🚒

REMINDER: Christmas Parade at 1pm is rain or shine today. Please be aware of road closures.⚠️🎄The following roads will b...
12/14/2019

REMINDER: Christmas Parade at 1pm is rain or shine today. Please be aware of road closures.⚠️🎄
The following roads will be closed from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.:
• Main Street and N. Maple
• Main Street at Hatcher, Nursery, 18th, 16th, 12th
• Nursery Avenue to Main Street
• 23rd street
Roads will open after the parade is over, which will be approximately 2:30 p.m.

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125 Hirst Rd
Purcellville, VA
20132

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