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CRIME PREVENTION TIP OF THE WEEK

     Do Not Write Down Your Password -- A written password list can be lost or stolen easily, giving someone else access to all of your most sensitive information. If you have more passwords than you can remember, a password manager or an approved password vault application may prove a better solution.

 

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ROBBERY SUSPECT

   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.

Advance America Suspect

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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.

Estimated Vehicle Interior Air Temperature v. Elapsed Time

Elapsed timeOutside Air Temperature (F)
707580859095
0 minutes 70 75 80 85 90 95
10 minutes 89 94 99 104 109 114
20 minutes 99 104 109 114 119 124
30 minutes 104 109 114 119 124 129
40 minutes 108 113 118 123 128 133
50 minutes 111 116 121 126 131 136
60 minutes 113 118 123 128 133 138
> 1 hour 115 120 125 130 135 140

Courtesy Jan Null, CCM; Department of Geosciences, San Francisco State University

 

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
The Farmville Police Department is attempting to compile a department history. If you or a family member has any information that could assist us, such as old photographs, newpaper articles, even old tickets, warrants, or reports, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We are particularly interested in any information about the beginnings of the police dept.
 

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.



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