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Farmville Police Department

"PROVIDING A SAFE AND SECURE COMMUNITY THROUGH EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC SERVICE."

 


ANONYMOUSLY REPORT CRIMINAL/DRUG ACTIVITY TO 392-DRUG (3784)

   

VACANCY - POLICE OFFICER


     The Town of Farmville is seeking candidates for the position of Police Officer.  Applicants must be at least twenty-one (21) years old, possess a valid Virginia driver's license, have a high school diploma or GED equivalent, and have no felony or recent misdemeanor convictions.  Preference is given to those possessing DCJS certification as a police officer.  Successful applicants will undergo a panel interview; pass a background investigation, substance abuse screening, and physical examination.

     Only Town of Farmville Police Department applications will be accepted and they can be obtained from the Virginia Employment Commission at 223 Sunchase Blvd.  The Town of Farmville provides excellent benefits and is an equal opportunity employer.  The deadline for submitting an application to the VEC is Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

 

Captain L. W. Stimpson Retires

capt. wade stimpson

 

Congratulations to Captain Wade Stimpson!  Captain Stimpson retired on July 3rd after serving with the Farmville Police Department for Sixteen and a half years.  Stimpson had previously served with the the Internal Revenue Service, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, and the Virginia State Police.  We will miss his friendship and expertise and wish him a fun filled retirement.  Best Wishes!!

 

FARMVILLE OFFICERS HELP VFW

VFW Bowling Fundraiser compressed  Detective Sammy Entrekin, Lt. Bill Hogan, and Officer Eric Ellington participated in a bowl-a-thon on August 10, 2014 to help raise money for Farmville's local VFW chapter.  The VFW will use the proceeds from this fundraiser to assist veterans in need, mostly those in Veteran's Administration hospitals or other healthcare facilites.

 

 NATIONAL NIGHT OUT HELD ON AUGUST 5TH

          Town of Farmville residents celebrated the fight against crime on August 5, 2014 by hosting mulitple neighborhood block parties that brought neighbors, communities, and the police department together.  National nno2014w compressedNight 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.  Thanks to all the citizens that coordinated their specific nieghborhood events and to their neighbors for participating.  We also appreciate the members of the Farmville Fire Department that came out and supported National Night Out.

 

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2nd Citizen's Police Academy Graduates


    Farmville's second Citizen's Police Academy graduated on Thursday May 1, 2014.  Students received an inside look at how our police department works and came away with a better understanding of police work in general.  Academy sessions were held once a week for nine weeks and included topics such as hiring and training, patrol operations, special operations, forensics, dispatch, radar, court room preparation and testimony, and many others.  Most students also completed at least one ride-along with a police officer while they worked a shift.  Pictured above are (from L to right - back row): Sgt. C. W. Moss, Clyde Garrett, John Butler, Robert Glenn, Chris Dalton, Chris Mason, Andrew Fehrle, and Richard Erickson. (Front row, L-R) Grace Moss, Katherine Vaughan, Harley Lee, Jennifer Halladay, and Margaret Atkins.  Not pictured are Sam Bowles and Bobby Riddle.

 

  

Heartland Heroes' Blood Drive Nets 74 Units Of Blood

    The Farmville Police Department teamed up with the American Red Cross and the Farmville Fire Department to host the Heartland Heroes' Blood Drive on April 4th.  Red Cross LogoThe drive brought in 74 units of blood, enough to save as many as 222 lives!  Thanks to all who took the time to donate and to John's Memorial Episcopal Church for the use of their Fellowship Hall. A special thanks to the Farmville Women's Club for operating the canteen.  Donors were asked to donate in honor of either the police department or the fire department with the agency garnering the most donations taking home the Heartland Heroes trophy.  The Farmville Fire Department was the trophy winner this year, breaking a three year run by the Police Dept.

 

 

 

FARMVILLE POLICE DEPT. NOW ACCREDITED!

Accreditation Award compressedThe Farmville Police Dept. received its initial accreditation from the Virginia Law Enforcement Professsional Standards Commission on March 27, 2013.  accredLogoAccreditation 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.

 

 

 ANONYMOUSLY REPORT INFORMATION ABOUT DRUG OR CRIMINAL ACTIVITY BY CALLING 434-392-DRUG (3784)

 


HELP WITH HISTORY OF THE FARMVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Farmville Police Department is attempting to compile a department history. If you or a family member has any information that could assist us, such as old photographs, newpaper articles, even old tickets, warrants, or reports, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We are particularly interested in any information about the beginnings of the police dept.


RIDE ALONG PROGRAM
As part of our community policing initiative, the Farmville Police Department allows ride alongs with patrol officers. Interested persons must complete a ride along application and submit it with an original signature. You may obtain an application in person at the police department or you may download one here: Ride Along Application


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.



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