- Visiting Chesapeake?
- City Activities and Info
- Resources for New and Relocating Businesses
- Development, Land Use & Construction
- City Council
- City Budget
- Property Information
I Want To
|Phone: 757-382-6161||Address: 304 Albemarle Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23322|
|Fax: 757-382-6821||Email: CPDQuestions@CityofChesapeake.net|
Join the Chesapeake Police Department
Do you have what it takes?
***NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS***
What does it take to join the Chesapeake Police Department? A deep sense of integrity and determination, stamina and intelligence, dedication to protecting the public, and the desire to make a difference in the lives of many are just the beginning.
We are looking for men and women who thrive on challenges and pride themselves in helping others, and are willing to work hard to learn the necessary skills for this challenging but critical role. Becoming a police officer can be a tough, demanding and unpredictable job, but it is also one of the most rewarding positions you will ever have. Every day that you wear your uniform and badge, you will be making the City of Chesapeake a safer and better place to live for you, your family, your friends
Do you have what it takes? Join the Chesapeake Police Department today
The 8 Can't Wait Initiative
In a national initiative, legal and academic experts have identified eight key areas necessary for the reduction of police use of force. The Chesapeake Police Department’s training, policies, practices, and procedures meet each of these eight requirements. Please view or download our flyer on this important topic. View/Download Here »
For most police calls when there is not an offender on scene, PLEASE use the Citizens Online Police Reporting System to Reduce the Risk of Exposure to citizens and officers to COVID-19:
Citizens will be directed to use the online reporting system to report most not-in-progress crimes. You may use a computer, tablet or cellular smartphone to make a police report. By using this system, it reduces the risk of exposure of citizens and officers, while also allowing police officers to remain available for emergency calls for service. Please see the Citizens Online Reporting webpage for more information. Read More »
Customer Satisfaction Survey:
In order to ensure the Police Department is providing the level of service our community wants, we ask that you take a few minutes, to evaluate your most recent contact with the police department. Your input is very important to us and we appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey.
Start the Survey -or- Find out more
Ethics & Conduct Summary:
The Chesapeake Police Department's Ethics & Conduct statistical report on inquiries, complaints
Cold Case Homicides
We are asking for your assistance for information on unsolved homicides in the City of Chesapeake. Read More
“Be Smart & Be Safe” When Purchasing from Online Classifieds
Inviting a stranger or a person who is not well known into your home, or going to a stranger’s home, potentially creates an unsafe situation with possible harmful results. “Be Smart & Be Safe” by conducting these transactions in a public place. It could reduce the chance of becoming a victim of a crime. Citizens are welcome to utilize any of the five police precincts within the City of Chesapeake to conduct these transactions either in the parking lot or precinct lobby (where available). Read More »
RED Means Stop! Chesapeake's red light photo enforcement program is titled PHOTOSafe. Our city's goal is to simply gain compliance with traffic signals which will significantly contribute to public safety in Chesapeake. The camera systems are a force multiplier for the uniformed police officer and they reduce the risks involved in the red light violation enforcement of large intersections. Find out
Understanding and Filing a Complaint or Compliment
"Please know that I am interested in your comments. It is the policy of the Chesapeake Police Department to recognize the excellent performance of our employees through Department, City or locally sponsored awards. However, should you feel your contact with any of our employees was less than satisfactory, I also want to hear from you.
Anyone can submit comments regarding the quality of our service. This pamphlet describes the process and procedures involved. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact the Ethics & Conduct Unit at the number listed on the front of this pamphlet. Your information will remain confidential."
- Colonel K. L. Wright, Chief of PoliceDownload a Pamphlet on Understanding and Filing a Complaint or Compliment
Chesapeake Police Department's Mission Statement:
"In Partnership With the Community, Promote a Safe City Through Prevention of Crime and Enforcement of Laws"
Chesapeake Police Department's Core Values:
- Community Service – "Through a partnership with the people and businesses in our community, we are committed to enhancing public safety, reducing the fear of crime, solving community problems that affect public safety, and realizing that we are part of the community."
- Integrity – "We are committed to adherence to high moral and ethical principles and character, honesty, doing what is legally and morally right, and setting the example."
- Professionalism – "As a Department, we strive to maintain a clear sense of commitment, perspective
anddirection through compliance to policies, standards of conduct and behavior, knowledge of duties, and continual self-improvement."
- Respect – "It is the fundamental duty of each member of the Department to demonstrate empathy, compassion, concern
andcourtesy for victims of crime and to treat all members of the community, to include those who violate the law, with fairness and tactfulness.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
Victim Notification Program Link
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of victims are carefully observed. The Victim Notification Program allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien's release from custody. This is the link to that service: www.ice.gov/victim-notification/