Police Department

Christmas CruiserOn behalf of the men and women of the Town of Purcellville Police Department, I welcome you to our web page.  Our Police Department prides itself on providing 24 hour, 7 days a week patrol coverage to the Town.  Patrol officers are first responders to all law enforcement calls for service within the Town of Purcellville. Our patrol officers enforce traffic violations, investigate vehicle crashes, and manage traffic complaints.   Officers also handle criminal investigations, domestic related events, service calls, and nuisance complaints.  Our officers are committed to ensuring high quality of life standards are enjoyed by all who live, work or visit Purcellville.  

Community engagement is the cornerstone of our policing philosophy and we strongly believe in the partnership between the police and the public. Serving at the Police Department, there are sixteen sworn Police Officers, a Business Manager, and an Administrative Assistant/Records Manager; our team collaborates with community members through the Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS) program. VIPS members support the department through a variety of activities including but not limited to Purcellville Citizen Support Team members, Homework Club Tutors, Customer Service Specialists, Language Interpreters, Police Chaplains, Child Safety Seat Inspectors, and more.

The administrative hours for the Purcellville Police Department are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Our administrative office is closed for all Town recognized holidays. 

Our mission is to provide law enforcement services in partnership with the community that ensure a safe environment with the highest quality of life for all residents, business owners, and visitors to enjoy.  We will continually reach for the highest moral and ethical standards, ensure the guarantee of constitutional rights, protect the community, and serve with pride.

Our vision is to continue to provide excellent police services, combat crime, ensure the highest quality of life standards for all who live, work or visit Purcellville, and to continue building strong partnerships with the community we serve.
If you are interested in learning about joining our team as a sworn, civilian or volunteer, please contact us at 540-338-7422.  We would be happy to provide more information. 

Important information about the Purcellville Police Department 

  1. All cruisers are equipped with state-of-the-art radar, computers, and radio communications. 
 2. The Purcellville Police Department participates in the Commonwealth of Virginia National Criminal inquiry computer system, Amber Alert, and Locator Program. 
 3. All Purcellville Police officers are AED and CPR certified. 
  4. The Purcellville Police Department is an accredited agency through the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission in 2009; and has maintained that four-year accreditation through re-accreditation in 2013, and again in 2017.