The VBREA expresses sincere gratitude to the men and women police personnel, and their families, who have dedicated themselves in keeping us safe. We the citizens of Virginia Beach as well as our visitors, are kept safe and alive through their... dedication, bravery, and selfless acts of heroism. Thank you for helping us to sleep better a night!
The Virginia Beach Police Department is committed to providing a safe community and improving the quality of life for all people. We accomplish this by delivering quality police services and enforcing laws with equity and impartiality. In partnership with the community, we reduce crime through public education, prevention, and awareness. In meeting this objective, we demand of ourselves the highest professional standards and dedication to our core values. Core Values are: "PRIDE"
As noted on www.vbgov.com, the Virginia Beach Police Department is the primary law enforcement agency servicing 447,489 people within 497.3 square miles of jurisdiction within Virginia Beach, VA. The Virginia Beach Police Department is made up of 4 precincts. Each precinct is divided into zones. Officers are responsible for specialized traffic enforcement, maintaining and deploying rapid response teams for handling unusual occurrences and conducting law enforcement actions.
James (Jim) A. Cervera (to the right) was appointed Chief of Police by City Manager James K. Spore effective September 1, 2010.
Once the introductions are completed there is an abbreviated tour of the police facility and if possible, the Virginia Beach 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Division. The remainder of the Ride-Along assignment will be spent responding to various police calls for service. Participation in the Ride-Along Program is contingent upon adherence to rules and regulations governing the program. You will be occupying the position of a silent observer during this time. The police request that you do not reveal what you see or hear during your tour which could be detrimental to the prosecution of any case arising from the officer's performance of his/her duties.
You may be called upon to be a witness in a court proceeding, and you may be called upon for assistance. The decision for this will rest with the officers to whom you are assigned and the given circumstances. All participants will be expected to be properly dressed and in keeping with the standards of the police organization. Observers will only be permitted to participate twice within a 12-month period, unless further approval is granted by the Deputy Chief of Operations.
Citizens’ Police Academy - The department's Citizens' Police Academy (CPA) is an informative learning process that provides an opportunity for citizens to receive both classroom and field instruction regarding the various responsibilities facing our officers.
• Senior Citizens’ Police Academy – Just like the Citizens' Police Academy (CPA), the Senior Citizens’ Police Academy is offered to senior citizens (55 years or older) during the daytime hours at various locations in the city. ClickHERE or insert the following pathway into your browser: https://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/police/opsdiv/Documents/PD318.pdf
To report a non-emergency situation, call (757) 385-5000. Select non-emergency offenses can be reported online using ePRO.
The Virginia Beach Police Foundation dedicated the Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Memorial on Saturday, June 23, 2012.
The dedication took place at 35th Street on the Boardwalk. Fourteen fallen officers’ names are on the memorial.