"PROVIDING A SAFE AND SECURE COMMUNITY THROUGH EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC SERVICE."
ANONYMOUSLY REPORT CRIMINAL/DRUG ACTIVITY TO 392-DRUG (3784)
RECENT PROMOTIONS ANNOUNCED
The 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.
Chief Mooney Retires
Chief Doug Mooney retired from the Farmville Police Department on January 5, 2015 as he completed five years as the department's head. In November, 2014 Mooney made the surprise announcement that he would be stepping down in January. We thank Chief Mooney for his service to the Farmville Police Department and are proud of the accomplishments made under his leadership. We wish him the best in his retirement.
Captain A. Q. Ellington was appointed Acting Chief until a permanent successor is named.
STATE OF THE DEPARTMENT
Each year, the Chief of Police issues a "State of the Department" report to the Town Council. Chief Mooney presented this year's report to Council on December 10th.
To read the latest report, click HERE.
FARMVILLE OFFICERS HELP VFW
Detective Sammy Entrekin, Lt. Bill Hogan, and Officer Eric Ellington participated in a bowl-a-thon on August 10, 2014 to help raise money for Farmville's local VFW chapter. The VFW will use the proceeds from this fundraiser to assist veterans in need, mostly those in Veteran's Administration hospitals or other healthcare facilites.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT HELD ON AUGUST 5TH
Town of Farmville residents celebrated the fight against crime on August 5, 2014 by hosting mulitple neighborhood block parties that brought neighbors, communities, and the police department together. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug-prevention awareness, develop and strengthen partnerships between police and residents, and generate support for anti-crime programs such as Neighborhood Watch, Crime Solvers, and Business Watch. Thanks to all the citizens that coordinated their specific nieghborhood events and to their neighbors for participating. We also appreciate the members of the Farmville Fire Department that came out and supported National Night Out.
2nd Citizen's Police Academy Graduates
Farmville's second Citizen's Police Academy graduated on Thursday May 1, 2014. Students 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, court room preparation and testimony, and many others. Most students also completed at least one ride-along with a police officer while they worked a shift. Pictured above are (from L to right - back row): Sgt. C. W. Moss, Clyde Garrett, John Butler, Robert Glenn, Chris Dalton, Chris Mason, Andrew Fehrle, and Richard Erickson. (Front row, L-R) Grace Moss, Katherine Vaughan, Harley Lee, Jennifer Halladay, and Margaret Atkins. Not pictured are Sam Bowles and Bobby Riddle.
Heartland Heroes' Blood Drive Nets 74 Units Of Blood
The Farmville Police Department teamed up with the American Red Cross and the Farmville Fire Department to host the Heartland Heroes' Blood Drive on April 4th. The drive brought in 74 units of blood, enough to save as many as 222 lives! Thanks to all who took the time to donate and to John's Memorial Episcopal Church for the use of their Fellowship Hall. A special thanks to the Farmville Women's Club for operating the canteen. Donors were asked to donate in honor of either the police department or the fire department with the agency garnering the most donations taking home the Heartland Heroes trophy. The Farmville Fire Department was the trophy winner this year, breaking a three year run by the Police Dept.
FARMVILLE POLICE DEPT. NOW ACCREDITED!
The Farmville Police Dept. received its initial accreditation from the Virginia Law Enforcement Professsional Standards Commission on March 27, 2013. Accreditation demonstrates to Farmville citizens, as well as to visitors, that their police department is providing the best services possible, in an efficient manner, while also being good stewards of public money. Only 25% of Virginia's law enforcement agencies are accredited. This is a significant achievement for the police department as well as for the Farmville community as a whole. Pictured above is VLEPSC Program Manager Gary Dillon presenting the accreditation certificate to Chief Mooney during the March 27th Town Council Meeting. In the background are a number of Farmville PD officers, Town Manager Gerry Spates, and the Council Members.
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.