COVID-19 Police Department Procedures

The Police Department is now open to the public, however, facemasks are required to conduct business.

  • The department’s Ride-Along Program remains suspended.
  • Fingerprinting and buccal swaps are now being processed.
  • Employees will continue to maintain a distance of approximately six feet, when practical, in the event face to face contact is necessary. Citizens may be asked to meet officers outside of their home, business, etc.
  • When contacting the 911 center for services, callers will be asked screening questions by a dispatcher in order to determine if someone is ill, has a fever, or is experiencing respiratory problems.

The department will continue to respond to all emergency calls for service. Non-emergency calls may be handled by telephone. Your information will be forwarded to an officer who will return your call, provide information/advice, and take a report if needed. Please understand that our response to non-emergency incidents might be delayed.

Staunton Police Department

The Staunton Police Department (SPD) is an internationally accredited, full-service law enforcement agency dedicated to serving the citizens of the City of Staunton. 

The department operates the City's state-of-the-art Enhanced-911 Center, which serves as the primary answering point for the City's 911 calls and dispatches calls for service for police, fire and the Staunton-Augusta Rescue Squad.

The SPD also sponsors a number of crime prevention initiatives, including Virginia Rules, mentorship, and School Resource Officer programs for the area's youth; a Citizen's Police Academy; and Neighborhood and Business Watch programs.

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