Highlights from the report include:
Accreditation: June 7th, 2017 the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC), presented the Certification of Reaccreditation to the Town of Farmville
Fleet improvements: 3 new vehicles to our fleet
Equipment upgrades: Power DMS to maintain all accreditation, training, and department pertinent files
Bike Patrol: held the First Annual Bike Rodeo sponsored by Farmville Police Department, High Bridge Trail State Park, VFW Post 7059 Lodge, and Walmart.
D.A.R.E: introduced D. A. R. E. into Fuqua School.
Director’s Award: the Farmville Police Department and the Farmville Fire Department received the prestigious Director’s Award from the United States Secret Service.
National Night Out Award: received a national award for participation in the National Night Out campaign, ranked 14th among jurisdictions with a population of 5000 to 15000.
Prescription Drug Take Back: collected 214 pounds of unused, expired or otherwise unwanted prescription medication in 2017.
Decrease in Crimes: Using a four year average of crime as a measurement for comparison, we find that the average for total crimes is 386.25. In 2017 we are down 10.5 percent from the four year average.