Police Contact Information

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Non-Emergency Number: 434-970-3280
Emergency: 911 

For questions or concerns requiring the direct and immediate attention of the Chief of Police, please contact:
Chief of Police
 (434) 970-3289
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Jessica Downey
Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police
(434) 970-3288

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Field Operations Division Commander
(434) 970-3960


The Field Operations Division consists of the Patrol Bureau, which includes the K-9 Unit, Bike Patrol, Foot Patrol,
Animal Control Unit, Telephone Reporting Unit and Evidence Technicians.

 They are the first responders who provide 24-hour police patrol. Their responsibilities include crime prevention, problem solving, and regulation of traffic, investigation of accidents, and investigation of crime, preparing reports, and providing numerous noncriminal services to the public.







Criminal Investigations Division Commander 
(434) 970-3295

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The Investigations Division consists of the General Investigations Bureau and the Forensic Bureau.  The General Investigations Bureau is a collaboration of multiple units - Major Case, Property Crimes, Special Victim’s, Narcotics, and the Fraud Unit.  The Bureau is supported by multiple supervisors and detectives, providing 24/7 coverage to the City of Charlottesville.

The Investigations Division's responsibilities include, but are not limited to, investigating crimes, recovering, identifying, and arranging the return of stolen property, interviewing suspects and witnesses, as well as presenting investigations to the Commonwealth's Attorney for review and/or prosecution.  The Investigations Division proactively analyzes crime patterns throughout our community to address potential community safety issues and to prevent crime.

The Forensics Bureau supports all Divisions of the police department and is responsible for the collection and storage of all evidence related to investigations.  The Forensics Bureau is staffed with both sworn and civilian personnel. 

Captain Wendy Lewis
Administration Division Commander
(434) 970-3295


The Administration Division oversees all Police Department operations. The Professional Standards Unit is led by a Lieutenant who serves as the Internal Affairs Investigator and is responsible for the recording, registering, and investigation of alleged or suspected misconduct within the Department.

In addition, an Accreditation and Policy Manager and a Crime Analyst are responsible for utilizing a set of systematic, analytical processes to provide timely and pertinent information to executive staff and the public. The division also oversees financial planning, management of expense and capital budgets, procurement of goods and services, maintenance of facilities, payment of bills, payroll processing, oversight of contracts, and management of grants.

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 Support Services Division Commander
(434) 970-3952

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The Support Services Division consists of the following Units:
  • The School Resource Unit is charged with maintaining a close liaison with the youth, parents, and schools
    of the City of Charlottesville.
  • The Crime Prevention Unit embraces the community policing philosophies of promoting partnerships within
    the community and using problem oriented policing strategies in a proactive approach to address quality of
    life and crime issues.
  • The Traffic Unit responsibilities include the investigation of fatal traffic accidents; conducting follow-up hit and run investigations; review accident reports; maintaining traffic accident statistics; conducting selective enforcement activities; developing traffic safety programs.
  • The Logistical Support Unit responsibilities include inspection of all department firearms and vehicles;service and repair of all department firearms and vehicles.
  • The Staff Development Unit responsibilities include analyzing training issues; recruitment; attending job fairs to assist in recruitment; applicant screening; hiring; overseeing completion of mandatory retraining of all sworn and non-sworn personnel at approved training sites.
  • Information Management Unit responsibilities of this unit include providing the public reception function forthe Department; maintaining records of warrants, accidents, crime, arrests, and other incidents.
Lieutenant Michael Gore
Internal Affairs Unit
(434) 970-3600

(434) 970-3888

The Internal Affairs Investigator and is responsible for the recording, registering, and investigation of alleged or suspected misconduct within the Department.

Sergeant Josh Manzano
Traffic Unit Supervisor
(434) 970-3294

The Traffic Unit provides specialized support in the areas of traffic enforcement, traffic control, and accident investigation. Further responsibilities include investigation of fatal traffic accidents, conducting follow-ups for hit-and-run investigations, reviewing accident reports, maintaining traffic accident statistics, conducting selective enforcement activities, developing traffic safety programs, acting as a liaison with city traffic engineers, traffic direction, resolving citizen complaints concerning traffic problems, providing traffic control for special events, parking enforcement, animal control, and school crossing safety.


If you have interest in employment opportunities with the Charlottesville Police Department, please contact the Office of Professional Development at 434.970.3372 or JoinCPD@charlottesville.org