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Patrol Division

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The Patrol Division, powered by highly trained police officers, supervisors and specialists certified by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, is the primary force through which the Fredericksburg Police Department provides competent and professional police services to the citizens of Fredericksburg. 

Accountable and professional delivery of police services is an important factor that is critical to the success or failure of a police department's mission. The Patrol Division has overall law enforcement jurisdiction within the City limits, which encompasses criminal and traffic jurisprudence outlined in the Code of Virginia and the Ordinances of the City of Fredericksburg.

Community Policing

Community policing is the practice of police officers and citizens working together in creative ways to improve the quality of life in a neighborhood by solving problems that create crime and the fear of crime. By bringing residents, the business community and other City agencies into the problem-solving process, police officers are able to address crime using both traditional police strategies and innovative approaches tailored to the unique needs of a neighborhood.

The Police Department integrates the philosophy and practice of community policing into its overall delivery of services. Patrol officers are given long-term beat assignments to help them develop a sense of ownership for their neighborhoods and allow them to engage in proactive problem solving. Neighborhood associations are assigned a police supervisor to act as a single point of contact for their needs and concerns.

Two designated community police officers have been assigned to provide extra attention to neighborhoods facing specific challenges. Those officers are:

Officer Ken Camp - Fall Hill Avenue corridor; 540-654-5735 e-mail

Officer Paul Chewning - Mayfield, Hazel Hill and Darbytown; 540-654-5766 e-mail

Sergeant Crystal Hill is the community policing coordinator and oversees the City-wide community policing strategy. She also acts as the single point of contact for administrative functions of the community police officers. Contact her at 540-372-4262 or by e-mail.

The Patrol Division includes the following special units. Click the name of the unit to learn more about it.

Animal Control 

Auxiliary Police

Crisis Negotiation


Parking Enforcement

School Resource Officer

Special Equipment Tactical Team

Traffic Unit