The mission of this department is to provide the Commonwealth of Virginia and Town of Smithfield a dynamic, responsive, professional police department that forms a partnership with the community in order to preserve law and order, achieve mutually beneficial goals and objectives, and provide security and safety services in the most efficient and effective manner.
The Smithfield Police Department provides professional law enforcement for the Town of Smithfield. The department is an accredited agency and maintains the highest standards established for professional law enforcement agencies. The department consists of a chief of police, 20 police officers, seven dispatchers, and Five administrative support personnel. The department is a full-service agency and provides a wide range of services normally associated with much larger departments. They include a variety of specialty teams such as bicycle patrol, police boat, dive team, and emergency response teams. The department is capable of responding to a variety of situations that necessitate a specialized law enforcement response.
The department is involved in a variety of crime prevention programs that encourage the use of strategies that eliminate or reduce the opportunity for crime. These include numerous educational programs and school resource activities that facilitate interventive strategies specifically for youth. Additionally, the department provides a variety of crime prevention programs tailored for both business and homeowners that emphasize safety and the reduction of criminal opportunity. The department maintains strong professional affiliations with federal, state, and local agencies in a variety of regional and intra-agency services. These include regional training programs and the ability to respond to a variety of unusual/critical incident situations that may be presented to our community.
Communications is accomplished through an enhanced 911 system that is managed by the department. Emergency communications officers dispatch law enforcement, fire, and rescue service for Town and County residents. The department has taken advantage of advances in information technology. The department utilizes a state of the art computer aided dispatch and records management system. The department has incorporated computing technology into patrol vehicles for field reporting and database accessibility.
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913 S Church Street
Smithfield, VA 23430