Virginia Beach Police Department

Virginia Beach Police Department The Virginia Beach Police Department is a CALEA Accredited Law Enforcement Agency with over 800 sworn and 130 civilian members. Facebook messages are NOT monitored 24/7.

If you require a law enforcement response please call (757) 385-5000 / EMERGENCY - CALL 911. Officers will not respond due to a Facebook message. ***************************************************** Official page of Virginia Beach Police Department If you are looking for more information about the Virginia Beach Police Department, please visit http://www.vbgov.com/police

Mission: The Virginia Beach Police Department is committed to providing a safe community and improving the quality of life for all people. We accomplish this by delivering quality police services and enforcing laws with equity and impartiality. In partnership with the community, we reduce crime through public education, prevention, and awareness. In meeting this objective, we demand of ourselves the highest professional standards and dedication to our core values.

Operating as usual

From the top of the parking garages at Town Center, to sea-level at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront our bike units are pre...
11/24/2020

From the top of the parking garages at Town Center, to sea-level at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront our bike units are prepared to handle any obstacle!

Congratulations to our officers who successfully completed Fall 2020 Police Bike School!

We are thankful to have certified Law Enforcement Bicycle Association Instructors part of our team!

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What’s the rush?! Remember to #DriveSafe this Holiday Season. Expect increased police presence around shopping areas and...
11/22/2020

What’s the rush?! Remember to #DriveSafe this Holiday Season. Expect increased police presence around shopping areas and neighborhoods! We want you to #ArriveAlive for #Thanksgiving2020!

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Today we met with the #TwinCanal community and had some great conversations! Virginia Beach City Public Schools Dr. Aaro...
11/21/2020

Today we met with the #TwinCanal community and had some great conversations! Virginia Beach City Public Schools Dr. Aaron Spence, School Board Member Jessica Owens, and Councilman Aaron Rouse joined us for the #BeTheChange Walk and Talk Event!

Also, Virginia Beach City may have some future NFL players because we witnessed the potential!

#VBPD #CrimePrevention #CommunityEngagement

Congratulations Animal Control Officer K. Watson! #VBPD
11/21/2020

Congratulations Animal Control Officer K. Watson!

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The Dr. Kent Roberts- Animal Control Officer of the Year Award:
This award is presented to an officer who has demonstrated overall excellence in the performance of his/her job. It is named in honor of Dr. Kent Roberts, who has given so much to help VACA as it has grown and developed over the years.

ACO of the Year 2020
Kristina Watson with Virginia Beach Police Dept. and Animal Control

Animal Control Officer II Kristina Watson from the Virginia Beach Animal Control is the recipient of the 2020 Animal Control Officer of the Year Award for her relentless efforts for Justice for animals and dedication to this field. We received this nomination explaining the examples of the quality of work of this outstanding Officer. Kristina Watson was nominated not only because of her hard work but more specifically this was exemplified during a case involving a long time suspect in her city that was suspected to be hoarding sick feral cats again. This case had been ongoing for over 10 years and was picked up by Watson over 5 years ago. Officer Watson spent time tracking the movements and actions of the suspect over the years, slowly gathering information. She conducted trash searches and stakeouts on the suspect’s home. She worked to foster communication with neighbors who provided valuable information for the case. The suspect had been sneaky and was wise to our suspicions about her, making gathering evidence even more challenging. Through Watson’s dedication she was able to gather enough evidence to successfully apply for a search warrant of the suspect’s home. The evidence seized during the search was far greater than Watson expected. 25 live cats, mostly feral, all in declining health, and all carrying multiple highly contagious diseases, 1 dog in declining health, and deplorable living conditions were found. Officer Watson went through the house photographing and documenting the conditions and gathering evidence to support criminal charges. During her documentation, she noted a climbing path in the garage over items leading to 2 chest freezers. There she found over 100 deceased animals along with a large container full of decomposed animals. Watson with assistance removed, sorted, and documented each deceased animal. The conditions inside the home that Watson and assisting officers had to work in required hazmat suites, respirators, and required the hazmat team to respond to document the damaging levels of ammonia in the home. Watson worked with the Commonwealth Attorney’s office and successfully secured 24 direct indictments. The commitment Watson demonstrated on this case is just one example of the love for this job and why she was a perfect nomination for Animal Control Officer of the year.

Chief Neudigate, 2nd Precinct, and Special Operations officers met with some of the #Atlantis community tonight! Positiv...
11/21/2020

Chief Neudigate, 2nd Precinct, and Special Operations officers met with some of the #Atlantis community tonight! Positive conversations were made and we look forward to working with our neighbors!

#VBPD #CrimePrevention #CommunityEngagement

This evening at 7PM, Chief Neudigate will join officers from the 2nd Precinct and Mounted Patrol to engage in conversati...
11/20/2020

This evening at 7PM, Chief Neudigate will join officers from the 2nd Precinct and Mounted Patrol to engage in conversation with the #Atlantis community as part of the Holiday Enforcement Task Force!

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Come join us tomorrow in #TwinCanal and #BeTheChange you're looking for!#VBPD
11/20/2020

Come join us tomorrow in #TwinCanal and #BeTheChange you're looking for!

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Check out School Resource Officer J. Abrecht and Virginia Beach City Public Schools student rockin’ matching #NightmareB...
11/19/2020

Check out School Resource Officer J. Abrecht and Virginia Beach City Public Schools student rockin’ matching #NightmareBeforeChristmas kicks!

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Please join us in congratulating and thanking Master Police Officer D. Vanderwerf for his dedicated service to the City ...
11/18/2020

Please join us in congratulating and thanking Master Police Officer D. Vanderwerf for his dedicated service to the City of Virginia Beach! Enjoy retirement!

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Be prepared to put those phones away and concentrate on driving!Holding a phone while operating a vehicle will soon be a...
11/18/2020

Be prepared to put those phones away and concentrate on driving!

Holding a phone while operating a vehicle will soon be against the law in Virginia.

The law, which goes into effect January 1, 2021 will prohibit any person from holding a handheld personal communications device while driving a motor vehicle.

It will be a primary offense, meaning the police can pull you over if they see a phone in your hand. Drivers will still be able to use their devices via Bluetooth paired with their vehicles utilizing voice commands. Cell phone use while driving is unsafe and distracting.

#JustDrive #ArriveAlive #PhonesDown #ItCanWait #VBPD #Virginia

On 11 November 2020, uniform patrol officers assigned to the 2nd Precinct removed this Desert Eagle 45 caliber handgun f...
11/17/2020

On 11 November 2020, uniform patrol officers assigned to the 2nd Precinct removed this Desert Eagle 45 caliber handgun from a felon. The individual was arrested and charged. Great work by all involved!

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With the recent increase in shooting victimization in Virginia Beach, coupled with anticipated increases in crime during...
11/17/2020

With the recent increase in shooting victimization in Virginia Beach, coupled with anticipated increases in crime during the holiday season, the Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD) is shifting some personnel from non-patrol assignments to form a Holiday Enforcement Task Force that will focus their efforts on addressing shooting violence, weapons related offenses, and other violent crimes in our community through the remainder of the year.

This Task Force was officially implemented this past weekend and will focus on those areas recently impacted by gun violence. Our goal is quite simple: actively engage the community and increase officer presence in an effort to reduce crime and associated violence. VBPD is committed to working diligently to help ensure a safe community to live while improving the quality of life for all. As this initiative is always changing to be as effective as possible, we will provide updates on our website https://www.vbgov.com/police, as well as our social media channels. We encourage you to follow us on Facebook as well as Twitter to witness our officers’ accomplishments over the next few weeks.

Please remember to always be aware of your surroundings and don’t hesitate to report suspicious circumstances; we are so much more successful when partnering with our community. Emergency situations should always be referred to 911; for non-emergencies please use (757) 385-5000.

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11/13/2020

Street Racing this Friday the 13th?

Think again. Imagine being on the side of the road as a “spectator” when one of your “friends” lose control of their parent’s hand-me-down Honda Civic. Suddenly the car slides into the crowd seriously injuring you. Likely, your so called “friends” will leave you there.

Racing is a crime and will not be tolerated in Virginia Beach. Once you’re caught, expect the possibility of jail time and losing your car. Racing is dangerous for everyone involved. Be smart and drive safe! If you see illegal racing, call 911!

The attached video was captured this year in Virginia Beach City posted by our Instagram “friend”. He doesn’t know we are his “friend”. 🚔

#VBPD #SpeedKills #WeAreWatching

If you approach standing water (or a body of water), be sure to #TurnAroundDontDrown! #VBPD #ArriveAlive
11/12/2020

If you approach standing water (or a body of water), be sure to #TurnAroundDontDrown!

#VBPD #ArriveAlive

Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served.We are thankful for our Virginia Beach Police...
11/11/2020

Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served.

We are thankful for our Virginia Beach Police Officers that served or currently serve our United States Armed Forces.

To all Veterans, thank you! 🇺🇸

11/10/2020

We were caught getting our steps in! #DriveSafe this morning Virginia Beach City!

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11/05/2020

Some of our officers may look a little different in the coming weeks…by sporting a beard!



Chief Neudigate has only been in charge for a couple of weeks and is following through with an early pledge to provide a fresh perspective and to keep an open mind. He has had an opportunity to have numerous discussions with department members; and after listening to the workforce, has decided to temporarily shed the current grooming policy that restricts facial hair for a trial period that goes into effect this Sunday, November 8 , 2020.



Departments across the country are adapting to changing norms and facial hair for public service agencies has become more accepted. The Virginia Beach Police Department believes this small change could promote respectful, interpersonal communication with members of our community while increasing morale within the agency. At the end of the trial period, the policy will be reevaluated to determine if it needs modification, or if it will be amended permanently, so please feel free to reach out to us via email at [email protected] or social media to let us know your thoughts.



Even though this modification only applies to certain members, the Chief has authorized the creation of a Process Improvement Team to look at current grooming standards on behalf of all employees to see if there are additional changes that should be considered

10/31/2020

We see you out there rollin’ back those speeds! 👻

#VBPD #SquadGhouls #SlowDown

Have a safe and Happy Halloween! 🎃 Wear costumes that are bright and reflective.🎃 Bring a flashlight and wear items that...
10/30/2020

Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

🎃 Wear costumes that are bright and reflective.
🎃 Bring a flashlight and wear items that glow!
🎃 Avoid wearing masks which may obscure vision.
🎃 Look both ways before crossing the street. Use crosswalks and use caution crossing between parked cars.
🎃 Obey all traffic and pedestrian signals.
🎃 Don’t use electronic devices (texting while walking).
🎃 Never enter a home or car for a treat.
🎃 Maintain social distancing.
🎃 Parents, watch those little ones!

#VBPD #PumpkinToTalkAbout #SquadGhouls #Halloween2020

The Virginia Beach Police Mounted Patrol teamed up with EQUI-KIDS to bring some Halloween fun to the community! It was a...
10/30/2020

The Virginia Beach Police Mounted Patrol teamed up with EQUI-KIDS to bring some Halloween fun to the community! It was a spooky and sweet success...thanks to all who came out!

The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce hosted a welcoming ceremony this morning for those who have moved into leadership ...
10/29/2020

The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce hosted a welcoming ceremony this morning for those who have moved into leadership positions for local businesses and organizations. Chief Neudigate was one of 17 people recognized today. Congratulations Chief!

Forensic Services Unit Photography Specialist Julia Ritz will be retiring November 2020 after 23+ years of service. Juli...
10/28/2020

Forensic Services Unit Photography Specialist Julia Ritz will be retiring November 2020 after 23+ years of service. Julia began her career processing film negatives in the dark room, ushered us into the digital age with the implementation of the Department’s first digital cameras in 2000, and has been integral in maintaining the databases of photos and reports. We wish her the best in her retirement! Congratulations!

The Virginia Beach Police Mounted Patrol Unit was created in 1985.  The mission of the unit is the patrol of the resort ...
10/24/2020

The Virginia Beach Police Mounted Patrol Unit was created in 1985. The mission of the unit is the patrol of the resort area of the city assisting with crowd management and proactive enforcement activities!

Virginia Beach Mounted Patrol Academy
First Session. June 20th, 1985

Top picture left to right: Paul Lantiegne, Bernie Ruby, B.B. Batton, LT Frank Drew, Rosie Sutton, Mike Walsh, Karl Wesseler, Norm Ferguson.

Drive safe, Virginia Beach City!
10/16/2020

Drive safe, Virginia Beach City!

In the last month, we have investigated 5 fatal crashes and 2 serious injury crashes. So far this year, there have been 20 fatal crashes resulting in 21 fatalities. Please be cautious while you're driving and obey all traffic laws. We don't want to knock on your family’s door next. #BuckleUp #SlowDown #ArriveAlive

Motor Carrier Safety at work committed to keeping our roadways safe! #VBPD #MonsterTrucks
10/15/2020

Motor Carrier Safety at work committed to keeping our roadways safe! #VBPD #MonsterTrucks

Today we had a brief swearing in ceremony for our new Chief of Police, Paul Neudigate.  Please help us welcome him to ou...
10/13/2020

Today we had a brief swearing in ceremony for our new Chief of Police, Paul Neudigate. Please help us welcome him to our community!

#DriveSober, #BuckleUp, #SlowDown‼️
10/13/2020

#DriveSober, #BuckleUp, #SlowDown‼️

Virginia Beach has seen its share of fatal or serious-injury car crashes recently. Remember to drive SOBER, obey the speed-limit, avoid distractions, and pay attention! -- VBPD Traffic Safety Unit

Be alert. Drive Sober Virginia Beach City!#VBPD #ArriveAlive
10/11/2020

Be alert. Drive Sober Virginia Beach City!

#VBPD #ArriveAlive

Looking for change? Come be the change and join our team!Apply now at vbgov.com/policejobs#BEVBPD #VirginiaBeach #Virgin...
10/09/2020

Looking for change? Come be the change and join our team!

Apply now at vbgov.com/policejobs

#BEVBPD #VirginiaBeach #Virginia

Doing our part to educate future #CommunityHelpers! We even had back up from our friends at Hampton Police!#VBPD
10/09/2020

Doing our part to educate future #CommunityHelpers! We even had back up from our friends at Hampton Police!

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Today we had two police officers come and talk with the all of the kids. One showed them his police car and another read a police book to everyone.

Thank you so much for teaching our kids the importance of community safety!

Rolling you back to 2005!Different year. Same mission. Do you remember the Hummer H2 used by our recruiting team?#VBPD #...
10/08/2020

Rolling you back to 2005!

Different year. Same mission. Do you remember the Hummer H2 used by our recruiting team?

#VBPD #BeVBPD

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