ANONYMOUSLY REPORT CRIMINAL OR DRUG ACTIVITY TO
CRIME PREVENTION TIP OF THE WEEK
Teach children their full name, address, telephone number, and to seek out a police officer when they need help.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
We had another great National Night Out on August 4th. Thanks to everyone that participated and helped to organize events in their respective neighborhoods. It was a great time of fellowship and community that truly helps to build lasting relationships between the police and the locality in which they serve. Thanks also to the Farmville Volunteer Fire Dept. for bringing out their "toys". See our photo gallery for some additional photos.
The Farmville Police Department has released these photos from a robbery that ocurred on June 26th. If you recognize the clothing, please contact the Farmville Police Department at 392-3332. You can get more information from our Media Release tab.
S. VIRGINIA STREET COMMUNITY WALK
The Farmville Police Department hosted a community walk through the S. Virginia St. area on Tuesday, June 30th. Approximately 40 community stakeholders participated including residents, the Farmville Police Department., Farmville Emergency Communications Center, Longwood University Police Department, Prince Edward County Sheriff's Office, members of the Farmville Town Council and the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors, and The Spirit of Life Church of God In Christ. We want to thank everyone that participated and look forward to continuing to work with this neighborhood to address their concerns. (See our Photo Gallery for more pictures.)
SUMMER IS HERE....AND IT'S HOT
The Farmville Police Department wants to remind people that summer time heat can be dangerous, both for people and their pets. NEVER leave a child or pet in an unattended vehicle. For more heat related safety tips, please click HERE.
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3rd Citizen's Police Academy Graduates
The Farmville Police Department's 3rd Citizen's Police Academy completed their nine weeks of instruction and graduated on May 7, 2015 at the Farmville Train Station. Participants received an inside look at how our police department works and came away with a better understanding of police work in general. Academy sessions were held once a week for nine weeks and included topics such as hiring and training, patrol operations, special operations, forensics, dispatch, radar operation, court room preparation and testimony, and many others. Many students also completed a ride-along with a police officer while they worked a shift. Pictured above (left to right) are: Evan Jurgensen, Theresa Anders, Jim Davis, Grace Moss, Terri Chadwick, Janet Bowles, Ashley Shortt, Anne Stearnes, Logan Morris, Penny Pairet, Kathryn LeBlanc, Helen Wiecking, Rick Fair, Sgt. C. W. Moss, Arlene Mosher, and Logan Delbridge. Not pictured are: Steve Garrett, Sandra Ridgley, and Michael Colonna.
HEARTLAND HEROES TROPHY RETURNS
TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT
(above - Laura Dooley of the American Red Cross returns the Heartland Heroes Trophy to Chief Curtis Davis)
The Farmville Police Department, in conjuction with the Farmville Fire Department and the American Red Cross, were able to collect 69 units of blood during the Heartland Heroes Blood Drive on April 3rd. The police department recruited the most donors, thus returning the Heartland Heroes Trophy to the police department after a one year hiatus. Since one unit can potentially be used by three different people, these 69 units have the ability to save 209 lives. Thanks to the John's Memorial Episcopal Church for the use of their Parish House to hold the drive, the Farmville Women's Club who operated the canteen, and a special thank you to all of the blood donors. Pictured here are McGruff The Crime Dog, as he recruits donors, and Laura Dooley of the American Red Cross
FARLEY NAMED 2014 OFFICER OF THE YEAR
Officer Shay Farley has been named the Farmville Police Department's 2014 Officer Of The Year. Farley is a midnight shift patrol officer and is active with the bike patrol. He has received citizen praise for his community policing activities, and also serves as a department Field Training Officer. Officers are nominated by his/her peers. The Command Staff then evaluates those nominations, with the Chief of Police making the final determination. Please congratulate Officer Farley when you see him.
Farley was recognized at the department's annual awards banquet, held March 18th, a little later this year due to the inclement weather in February. Fourteen other officers were also recognized for their accomplishments last year. Please see our media release for more information about Farley and the other officers commended.
NEW CHIEF OF POLICE SWORN IN
Curtis L. Davis, Jr. has been named by the Town Council as the new Chief of Police for the Farmville Police Department. Davis is a 26 year veteran of the Roanoke, Virginia Police Department, most recently serving as the Deputy Chief. Davis was sworn in during a special ceremony in the Town Council Chambers at the Farmville Municipal Building at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2015. Davis was accompanied by his wife and family. (Above - Prince Edward Circuit Court Clerk Machelle Eppes administers the oath of office.) Davis officially began his duties as Farmville's Chief of Police on Monday, March 16th.
Newly sworn in Chief of Police Curtis Davis (left) is congratulated by Town Manager Gerry Spates.
RECENT PROMOTIONS ANNOUNCED
Farmville Police Department recently completed a series of promotional processes and transfers. As a result, the following officers have been promoted to new ranks. From left to right: Detective David Ragland has been promoted to Patrol Sergeant and is now assigned to “D Squad” on the night shift. Sergeant Johnny Garrett was promoted to Patrol Lieutenant and will be responsible for the overall supervision of all patrol shifts. Corporal Albert Bappert has transferred from the Patrol Division to Special Operations as a new Detective. Officer Stewart Godsey has been promoted to Corporal and will also be assigned to “D Squad” night shift.
ANONYMOUSLY REPORT INFORMATION ABOUT DRUG OR CRIMINAL ACTIVITY BY CALLING 434-392-DRUG (3784)
HELP WITH HISTORY OF THE FARMVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
RIDE ALONG PROGRAM
As part of our community policing initiative, the Farmville Police Department allows ride alongs with patrol officers. Interested persons must complete a ride along application and submit it with an original signature. You may obtain an application in person at the police department or you may download one here: Ride Along Application
STATE OF THE DEPARTMENT
Every year the Chief of Police issues a "State of the Department" report to the Town Council. To read the latest report, click HERE.