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2021 - How is the City dealing with the exodus of police officers right now?
The Chesapeake Police Department is not experiencing an exodus of officers however there are openings available. We are currently accepting applications for the position of Police Recruit as well as actively recruiting in and around our area. Watch this interview with Master Police Recruiter Dupree Foster to learn more.
2021 - How can I find out about laws regarding where I can legally shoot a gun in city limits? What are the boundaries?
This is address in City Code of Ordinances Section 46-42: Discharging Firearms.
2021 - How do you manage red light runners? How do we request police monitoring for dangerous intersections
The Chesapeake Police Department has an officer assigned to overseeing the red light camera program (learn more about that program below). To request enforcement at any area you can contact the Traffic Bureau at 757-382-6556.
2020 - Please provide safety study to show whether red light cameras have been effective in Chesapeake.
Our data shows that the intersections that have red light cameras have a positive effect on traffic at those locations. Crashes drop significantly where red light cameras are being used. Visit the PhotoSafe Red Light Enforcement page for more details and answers to FAQs.
2020 - Is the Chesapeake Police Department doing anything about police reform?
The Chesapeake Police Department has been in contact with community members and leaders throughout our City and we have reviewed our current practices. Our Policies and Procedures are in line with tenets of Police Reform. We are adherents to the 21st Century Policing report. We are a nationally accredited agency through CALEA and we subscribe to and promote the best practices in law enforcement. .
2020 - Hire more police!
We are currently accepting applications for the position of Police Recruit as well as actively recruiting in and around our area. Watch this interview with Master Police Recruiter Dupree Foster to learn more.