On 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. The Police Department is staffed with 16 sworn Police Officers, a Business Manager, and an Administrative Assistant/Records Manager. The staff is supplemented with volunteer members of the Police Citizens Support Team (PCST). These individuals supplement patrol staffing for many of the Town events and DWI check points. They also assist behind the scenes in the preparation work for such activities.
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.
Cynthia A. McAlister
Chief of Police
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 and the Amber Alert and Locator Program.
3. All Purcellville Police officers are AED and CPR certified.
4. The Purcellville Police Department is accredited by the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission in 2009 and re-accredited in 2013 and 2017.