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Welcome to the official website for the Charlottesville Police Department. This page serves to provide the citizens of Charlottesville with an easy-to-use information site for the police department.

It is the mission of the Charlottesville Police Department to serve, protect, and improve the quality of life for those who reside, work, and visit our community. We are committed to creating a safer environment for our citizens and forming lasting community partnerships with the citizens of Charlottesville, and the people who visit.

The Charlottesville Police Department is divided into four divisions of administration, investigations, support operations, and field operations. It has seven patrol districts with more than 100 sworn officers who patrol the entire city. The department serves a daytime population of approximately 100,000 people; including 46,000 city residents, 30,000 commuters, and 22,000 University of Virginia students.