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The Virginia Beach Police Department's Special Operations team is investigating circumstances pertaining to explosives f...
03/31/2021
Articles :: VBgov.com - City of Virginia Beach

The Virginia Beach Police Department's Special Operations team is investigating circumstances pertaining to explosives found in the 400 block of Coconut Lane. Surrounding residences, as a precaution, have been informed and are evacuated while the Special Operations team investigates the area.

Explosives Found in 400 Block Coconut LnTuesday, March 30, 2021On March 30, 2021, at approximately 6:52PM, Emergency Communications received a call concerning explosives located in the 400 block of Coconut Lane. The Virginia Beach Police Department's Special Operations bomb unit responded to the ...

Hello  #Neighhhbors!#VBPDMounted
03/30/2021

Hello #Neighhhbors!

#VBPDMounted

We had a great time enjoying the sun and talking to folks on the boardwalk! Hope to see everyone out there this summer.

#vbpdmounted

03/30/2021

4th Update to the March 26 Shooting Incidents

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – On March 28, 2021, officers from the Virginia Beach Police Department’s Special Investigations Bureau, with assistance from the Virginia State Police, Norfolk Police, and the ATF, executed three search warrants, two of the search warrants were served in the 100 block of Shoreview Court, and one in the 900 block of Atlantis Drive.

INDIVIDUALS ARRESTED:

35-year-old Gerald Scott Thomas II, of Virginia Beach, has been charged with selling a firearm to a convicted felon, failure to perform a criminal history check prior to sale of a firearm, possession with the intent to distribute a schedule I or II controlled substance, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance, possession with the intent to distribute marijuana and felon in possession of ammunition.

19-year-old Jhaimeek Kerion Carter, of Virginia Beach, has been charged with 3 counts of selling a firearm to a convicted felon, failure to perform a criminal history check prior to the sale of a firearm and possession with the intent to distribute a schedule I or II controlled substance.

18-year-old Tyereis Smith, of Virginia Beach, has been charged with 3 counts of selling a firearm to a convicted felon and failure to run a criminal history check prior to selling a firearm.

03/30/2021

Here is a statement by the #VBPD Chief of Police Paul W. Neudigate who formally requested on March 29, 2021 that the Virginia State Police assume the investigation of the officer-involved shooting on March 26, 2021.

The Lynch family and the involved officer each deserve a comprehensive and thorough investigation into this incident, and we appreciate the public’s patience as we pursue every facet of it.

Update to the March 26, 2021, Officer Involved ShootingHomicide detectives have now conducted interviews with the office...
03/29/2021

Update to the March 26, 2021, Officer Involved Shooting

Homicide detectives have now conducted interviews with the officer involved in the shooting death of Mr. Donovon Lynch, an officer who witnessed the incident, as well as independent witnesses.

Both officers report that Mr. Lynch was brandishing a handgun at the time of the shooting. It was recovered at the scene. An independent witness affirmed that Mr. Lynch had been in possession of a handgun earlier on the evening of March 26, 2021.

The specific actions which resulted in the shooting are part of the ongoing criminal investigation. Once the VBPD investigation is complete, all statements and evidence will be submitted to the Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney (OCA). The OCA is conducting a separate investigation into this incident, independent of the Police Department.

Once the criminal investigation and subsequent review and findings by the OCA are complete, the VBPD Internal Affairs Bureau will begin its investigation into policy and procedure compliance.

In a Special Session of City Council tomorrow afternoon, Chief Neudigate will provide further updates on the other two shooting incidents that occurred on March 26, 2021.

#DYK that April is #NationalDistractedDrivingAwareness month? The #VBPD encourages all licensed drivers in Virginia Beac...
03/26/2021

#DYK that April is #NationalDistractedDrivingAwareness month? The #VBPD encourages all licensed drivers in Virginia Beach to focus on driving 365 days a year. While your text can wait, the #VBPD would like to remind you that in Virginia, it is illegal to hold a handheld personal communications device while driving. #JustDrive and commit to driving distraction-free.

Today, Master Police Officer David Nieves, Community Liaison Officer for the Third Precinct was interviewed by WTKR to d...
03/23/2021

Today, Master Police Officer David Nieves, Community Liaison Officer for the Third Precinct was interviewed by WTKR to discuss the upcoming Toy Ride Along program sponsored by the Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation and the Virginia Beach Police Department. The Toy Ride Along program will document a Virginia Beach child's toy as it accompanies a police officer on duty. There are still some spots available for children who live in Virginia Beach communities. Learn more, https://tinyurl.com/canety7x

Virginia Beach Police Department Second Precinct’s Crime Suppression Squadron was instrumental in apprehending a wanted ...
03/22/2021

Virginia Beach Police Department Second Precinct’s Crime Suppression Squadron was instrumental in apprehending a wanted felon recently? After a stop for a speeding ticket, Crime Suppression Squad Officers determined, after a thorough investigation, that the driver was a wanted felon, who at the time of the arrest was armed with a handgun, and was wearing a ballistic vest. #dedication #excellence

03/19/2021

At Virginia Beach Police Department, we value our school resource officers, such as MPO T. Lipsey, who works at the Landstown High School in Virginia Beach. Dr. Paula Johnson, principal of Landstown High School, is a 32-year-veteran of Virginia Beach City Public Schools and is excited to have Lipsey serve as an SRO. “He takes his job seriously and wanted to make sure that there was a good connection between building a relationship that had the level of respect from the students. They respect him and he respects them.” #Professionalism #Respect #Dedication #Excellence

Happy #StPatricksDay! ☘️ We will be out tonight keeping our roadways safe. #Checkpoints tonight in various areas of Virg...
03/17/2021

Happy #StPatricksDay! ☘️

We will be out tonight keeping our roadways safe. #Checkpoints tonight in various areas of Virginia Beach! It is never too late to designate a sober ride home!

#VBPD #ArriveAlive #DriveSober

It’s Daylight Saving Time again. Clocks are springing forward tonight! #VBPD #DaylightSavings #SpringForward
03/13/2021

It’s Daylight Saving Time again. Clocks are springing forward tonight!

#VBPD #DaylightSavings #SpringForward

03/12/2021
03/10/2021
Community Liaison Officers

Starting this month, each of the four Virginia Beach Police Department precincts will have their own Community Liaison Officer, a move Virginia Beach Police Chief Paul Neudigate put in motion and took effect, March 4.

“The Virginia Beach Police Department has a history of community engagement, outreach, and collaboration with the citizens they serve,” said Police Chief Paul Neudigate. “Transferring these talented and committed law enforcement officers from a centralized location to each of our four precincts and Professional Development and Training will better serve the communities they protect.”

In honor of #InternationalWomensDay2021 here’s to #VBPD Laura Hanson, a SWAT team member on the elite sniper team. “I ha...
03/09/2021

In honor of #InternationalWomensDay2021 here’s to #VBPD Laura Hanson, a SWAT team member on the elite sniper team. “I have not met a single female SWAT person or sniper ever nationwide, I know they exist, I know they are out there, but I have not met them yet.” #trailblazer

As the largest municipal law enforcement agency in Virginia, we offer a wide variety of career opportunities - even at t...
03/06/2021

As the largest municipal law enforcement agency in Virginia, we offer a wide variety of career opportunities - even at the patrol level!

Looking to ride a police mountain bike at the oceanfront? Or rock that ATV on the beach? Join our team and apply today!

#VBPD

Chief Neudigate met with employees at his newly formed Employee Advisory Board - as a way to open the line of communicat...
03/06/2021

Chief Neudigate met with employees at his newly formed Employee Advisory Board - as a way to open the line of communication with officers in the precincts and increase employee engagement. Team @VBPD!

#VBPD

The Virginia Beach Police Department is proud to share the news that Deputy Chief Pat Gallagher, the Commanding Officer ...
03/03/2021

The Virginia Beach Police Department is proud to share the news that Deputy Chief Pat Gallagher, the Commanding Officer of our Investigative Division has been selected as the new Chief of Police for the Town of New Bern, North Carolina.

DC Gallagher has served with the Virginia Beach Police Department for nearly 31 years, operating as Deputy Chief for the past 5 years. During his career with us, he has held numerous assignments throughout the department to include: Uniform Patrol, Investigations, Special Operations – Mounted Patrol and CALEA Accreditation Manager.

Pat has been devoted to the citizens of our city and helped launch several initiatives to foster improved relationships with members of our Hispanic, African American and LGBTQ communities. In 2012, he was instrumental in the historical recognition of the first African
American Police Officers who served Princess Anne County, later to become the City of Virginia Beach. He acted as co-chair of the Virginia Beach inclusion and Diversity Council, managing the
investigation into the May 31st, 2019 mass shooting at Building 2.

Chief Neudigate, along with the members of the Virginia Beach Police Department would like to congratulate and wish Chief Gallagher continued success as he joins the New Bern Police Department!

#VBPD #VBPDMounted
03/03/2021

#VBPD #VBPDMounted

Glad we could visit Sentara Hospice House and Rosemont Health and Rehab. While we can’t take the horses inside, we can definitely come say hello at the windows!

#vbpdmounted

Today, (VBPD) Police Chief Paul Neudigate welcomed and presented badges to four officers transferring to our department ...
03/02/2021

Today, (VBPD) Police Chief Paul Neudigate welcomed and presented badges to four officers transferring to our department from other jurisdictions. Welcome Officer Levenduski to the 1st precinct, Officers Hackett and Miraglia to the 2nd Precinct and Officer Gonzalez to the 4th Precinct. Thanks for joining our team! #VBPD

Third Precinct Officer M. Smith is presented the Top Cop Award for 2020! Greater Hampton Roads Crime Lines recognized Of...
02/26/2021

Third Precinct Officer M. Smith is presented the Top Cop Award for 2020! Greater Hampton Roads Crime Lines recognized Officer Smith for his public safety dedication to Virginia Beach City! Congratulations!

#VBPD

Taking you back to 1963...The Virginia Beach Police and Virginia Beach Fire Station!#VBPD #ThrowbackThursday
02/25/2021

Taking you back to 1963...

The Virginia Beach Police and Virginia Beach Fire Station!

#VBPD #ThrowbackThursday

Ready for your career to take flight?!Apply today! #VBPD #BeVBPD #VirginiaBeach #Virginia
02/25/2021

Ready for your career to take flight?!

Apply today!

#VBPD #BeVBPD #VirginiaBeach #Virginia

An arrest was made for the February 22nd shooting that left 1 injured on Maitland Dr. A juvenile is in custody facing ch...
02/25/2021

An arrest was made for the February 22nd shooting that left 1 injured on Maitland Dr. A juvenile is in custody facing charges and the pictured weapons have been recovered as evidence. Great investigative work! Read more @
https://www.vbgov.com/news/Pages/default.aspx

Chief Neudigate presents Sergeant W.C. Rutherford with the supervisor of the year award! Well done!#VBPD
02/24/2021

Chief Neudigate presents Sergeant W.C. Rutherford with the supervisor of the year award! Well done!

#VBPD

Please join us in congratulating and thanking Master Police Officers J. Keatley (33 years of service), J. Kline (25 year...
02/23/2021

Please join us in congratulating and thanking Master Police Officers J. Keatley (33 years of service), J. Kline (25 years), K. Rowland (26 years) for their dedicated service to the City of Virginia Beach! Enjoy retirement!

#VBPD

See a street light out? Help reduce crime by reporting it! Street lights are owned by either Dominion Energy or Virginia...
02/22/2021

See a street light out? Help reduce crime by reporting it!

Street lights are owned by either Dominion Energy or Virginia Beach. City lights will have numbers along with the city seal on the pole.

Reports can be submitted by phone or online. If you’re able to identify who owns the pole, you can call Dominion Energy directly at 866-366-4357, or you can contact Public Works at 385-1470. Even if it’s not a City light, Public Works will report the problem to Dominion Energy to be addressed.

https://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/communications-office/fact-or-fiction/Pages/Street-Lights.aspx

Something as simple as signaling your intentions could prevent a crash. Using your turn signal is a warning sign alertin...
02/21/2021

Something as simple as signaling your intentions could prevent a crash. Using your turn signal is a warning sign alerting other drivers you are slowing down, making a turn or changing lanes. #WhoKnew

Note: The court date is pictured. Driver was also cited for reckless speed and unsafe lane change.

#VBPD #TurnSignalEtiquette #UseYourTurnSignal

Please join us in congratulating our officers on their promotions to Lieutenant and Sergeant effective February 25, 2021...
02/21/2021

Please join us in congratulating our officers on their promotions to Lieutenant and Sergeant effective February 25, 2021.

Sergeant C. Brandt
Master Police Officer R. Caraballo

Congratulations!

#VBPD

Thanks for having us Atlantic Shores Retirement Community!#VBPD
02/20/2021

Thanks for having us Atlantic Shores Retirement Community!

#VBPD

Let's end this week with one last shout out to Virginia Beach Police Mounted Patrol and MPO Dove, Gough and Kreitzman with Big Busta, Forrest and Mick for spending the day with us and strolling through our neighborhood. We Thank You for all you do!

The weekend is here! Rain 🌧 showers continue to impact Virginia Beach which is a good reminder to #DriveSafe! Rain, Slee...
02/19/2021

The weekend is here! Rain 🌧 showers continue to impact Virginia Beach which is a good reminder to #DriveSafe!

Rain, Sleet, Snow, Fog = Headlights On

Stay safe, VB!

#VBPD #BeSeen

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