Public Safety

Protective Services

Select a community for a summary of its public safety force. Note that size of protective services for each community is closely tied to population distribution and density.

Crime

If you are considering moving into a new neighborhood or want to find out more about your current neighborhood, request the crime incidence reports for your community. Many of the communities currently offer these statistics online. View each community to connect to the respective police department.

Chesterfield County
  • Police Department: 621 full-time employees
  • Fire/Rescue Department: 487 full-time employees, 110 volunteers
  • Fire/Rescue Stations: 21 full stations, 7 rescue stations

For additional information, including crime incidence reports, visit the Chesterfield County Police Department Website

The City of Colonial Heights
  • Police Department: 55 full-time employees
  • Fire/Rescue Department: 45 full-time employees, 18 volunteers
  • Fire/Rescue Stations: 2 full stations

For additional information, including crime incidence reports, visit the Colonial Heights Police Wesbite

Dinwiddie County
  • Police Department: 50 full-time employees
  • Fire/Rescue Department: 16 full-time employees, 250 volunteers
  • Fire/Rescue Stations: 6 full stations

For additional information, including crime incidence reports, visit the Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Department Website

The City of Hopewell
  • Police Department: 63 full-time employees
  • Fire/Rescue Department: 47 full-time employees
  • Fire/Rescue Stations: 2 full stations

For additional information, including crime incidence reports, visit the Hopewell Police Department Website

The City of Petersburg
  • Police Department: 142 full-time employees
  • Fire/Rescue Department: 98 full-time employees
  • Fire/Rescue Stations: 4 full stations

For additional information, including crime incidence reports, visit the Petersburg Police Department Website

Prince George County
  • Police Department: 43 full-time employees
  • Fire/Rescue Department: 10 full-time employees, 15 volunteers
  • Fire/Rescue Stations: 5 full stations

For additional information, including crime incidence reports, visit the Prince George County Police Department Website

Surry County
  • Police Department: 13 full-time employees
  • Fire/Rescue Department: All volunteer
  • Fire/Rescue Stations: 3 full stations

For additional information, including crime incidence reports, visit the Surry County Sheriff’s Department Website

Sussex County
  • Police Department: 41 full-time employees
  • Fire/Rescue Department: All volunteer
  • Fire/Rescue Stations: 6 full stations, 2 rescue stations

For additional information, including crime incidence reports, visit the Sussex County Public Safety Website