Farmville Police Department
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This individual broke into the Farmville Food Lion on October 28th. If you have any information about this subject or this incident please contact Detective Entrekin at 434-392-9259.
DRUG TAKE BACK - OCTOBER 26TH
Farmville and Longwood University Police Officers collected 87 pounds of unused medications on October 26th as part of the seventh National Drug Take Back Initiative. This initiative is designed to safely dispose of unused, unwanted, or expired medications, both prescription and over the counter, in order to keep them out of the hands of children and drug abusers. This also allows for methods of disposal that do not contaminate our water supply.
ATTORNEY GENERAL ATTENDS PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY TRIAD
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT HELD ON AUGUST 6TH
Town of Farmville residents celebrated the fight against crime on August 6, 2013 by hosting neighborhood block parties that brought neighbors, communities, and the police department together. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug-prevention awareness, develop and strengthen partnerships between police and residents, and generate support for anti-crime programs such as Neighborhood Watch, Crime Solvers, and Business Watch. Last year, Farmville's National Night Out was designated as the 19th best in the country for towns our size. You can read more about National Night Out under our Media Release tab.
FARMVILLE CSI CAMP
Farmville Police Officers recently assisted with the Town of Farmville's children's CSI Camp the week of June 10, 2013. The young detectives investigated a mock burglary at a candy store and collected fingerprints, DNA, shoe impressions, and interviewed a suspect. By the end of the week, their investigative efforts led to the staged arrest of "Roscoe Peppermint".
INAUGURAL CITIZEN'S POLICE ACADEMY GRADUATES!
The Academy culiminated with a graduation ceremony on May 2nd where each participant was awarded a certificate and class photo by Chief Mooney. Graduates, instructors, family, and friends enjoyed a reception at the Farmville Train Station following the ceremony.
Pictured above are: (front row, left to right) David Watts, Pattie Cooper-Jones, Virginia Berkley,William Bowler, Jordan Miles, and Dennis Sercombe; (second row, left to right) Tacola Scott; Barbara Foster, Chace Davis, William Finch, and Gregory Henshaw; (third row, left to right) Justin Bowles, Academy Director, Detective Chris Moss, Patricia Holcomb, Brandon Clark, Ernest Sandridge, III, and Peter Davis. For more information see the media release for this event.
FARMVILLE POLICE DEPT. NOW ACCREDITED!
The Farmville Police Dept. received its initial accreditation from the Virginia Law Enforcement Professsional Standards Commission on March 27, 2013. Accreditation demonstrates to Farmville citizens, as well as to visitors, that their police department is providing the best services possible, in an efficient manner, while also being good stewards of public money. Only 25% of Virginia's law enforcement agencies are accredited. This is a significant achievement for the police department as well as for the Farmville community as a whole. Pictured above is VLEPSC Program Manager Gary Dillon presenting the accreditation certificate to Chief Mooney during the March 27th Town Council Meeting. In the background are a number of Farmville PD officers, Town Manager Gerry Spates, and the Council Members.
PIEDMONT REGIONAL NARCOTICS AND GANG TASK FORCE
The Farmville Police Dept. recently joined with five other area law enforcement agencies to create the Piedmont Regional Narcotics and Gang Task Force. The other agencies involved are the Virginia State Police, the Longwood University Police Dept., the Buckingham County Sheriff's Office, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, and the Prince Edward County Sheriff's Office. Each agency is contributing one officer or deputy to the task force. Please see the media release for more information.
LIEUTENANT WILLIAMS RETIRES
Lieutenant George Williams, affectionately known by most as "Cartwright", retired on March 1, 2013 after 41 years of service to the Town of Farmville Police Dept. Williams started as a patrolman in 1972 under Chief Otto Overton. He progressed through the rank of Sergeant and was promoted to Lieutenant of the Patrol Division in 2004. While we wish Lt. Williams a well deserved happy retirement, he will be missed.
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ANONYMOUSLY REPORT INFORMATION ABOUT DRUG OR CRIMINAL ACTIVITY BY CALLING 434-392-DRUG (3784)
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STATE OF THE DEPARTMENT
Every year the Chief of Police issues a "State of the Department" report to the Town Council. To read the latest report, click HERE.