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  1. A Message From Chief Mark Solesky

Chief Mark G. Solesky

Community can be defined as a group of people sharing common beliefs, interests, and goals. Although a community is made up of different people with different interests, experiences, and backgrounds they are bound together by their shared values. 

That sense of community is what makes the City of Chesapeake such a special place. Our citizens value fresh open spaces, friendly neighbors, good schools, and the quality of life that is apparent in so many neighborhoods around the city.

Here on the Chesapeake Police Department, everything we do is viewed through the lens of “community first.” It certainly makes sense in that the community is the very purpose of our existence. Our mission is to serve the citizens of Chesapeake, and to do that, and do it well, the basis of all our actions must be “community first.” 

This comes easy for us not only because we see ourselves as part of the community, we are part of the community! 

Many of our police department members are your next-door neighbors, your friends, fellow church members, and your children’s coaches at sporting events.

We work hard to make our citizens feel that we are part of their communities. Our department is always looking to engage with citizens in non-enforcement settings. The dedicated men and women of the Chesapeake Police Department, both sworn and non-sworn, strive to provide quality law enforcement services to the many unique and diverse neighborhoods throughout the city. We have fostered relationships that we truly value with many individuals, neighborhood groups, business groups, and church groups. 

It is very important to us that our citizens know we are here to enforce the law with the community, not on the community. If you see a Chesapeake Police Officer in your neighborhood, please do not hesitate to approach them if you have a question they may be able to answer, or if you would just like to say hello. By continuing to work together we will keep Chesapeake the finest city in Virginia in which to live, learn, work, farm, and play!

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