Farmville Police Department
"PROVIDING A SAFE AND SECURE COMMUNITY THROUGH EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC SERVICE."
Captain L. W. Stimpson Retires
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
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 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. 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.
2nd Citizen's Police Academy Graduates
DRUG TAKE BACK NETS 110 Lbs.
The Farmville Police Dept., in conjunction with the Longwood University Police Dept., collected over 110 lbs. of unwanted/expired medications on April 26th as part of the National Drug Take Back event. This was one of the largest collections in our area and exceeded our last collection by approximately 25 lbs. Thanks to Officer Eric Ellington for coordinating this important effort to help keep these drugs out of the hands of our children.
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. The 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.
New Officers on the Street
Farmville's newest Police Officers began their field training on December 23rd. They will be with a Field Training Officer for eight weeks before being released to work alone. Officers Justin Bowles and Thomas Bulifant graduated from the Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academy on December 18th. Bowles is a former emergency communications dispatcher for the Town of Farmville and a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. Bulifant is a U.S. Marine veteran and a Longwood University graduate. Please welcome these officers when you see them.
Officer Justin Bowles
Officer Thomas Bulifant
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.
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.