Ashland Police Department

Chief Douglas Goodman Jr.
Address 101 Thompson Street
Ashland VA 23005
Phone 804-798-9219
Website http://www.ashlandva.gov/194/Police-Department


 

ABOUT OUR DEPARTMENT

The Ashland Police Department is a full service law enforcement agency that provides 24 hour service to it's citizens. The department is currently staffed with 27 employees, that is organized into Patrol, Investigations, Civilian Support Staff, and volunteer Auxiliary Patrol Officers. 

The department is located at 601 England Street, the main east-west corridor of the Town. Lobby hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. An emergency call box that will call 911 when activated is located at the front door the the Police Department to summon assistance when our lobby is closed.

The Ashland Police Department works in partnership with the Hanover County Sheriff's Office to provide quality police services to its residents and businesses. For further information, please contact us at (804) 798-1227. 

OUR MISSION

The mission of the Town of Ashland Police Department is to provide professional law enforcement services to our citizens, our businesses and our visitors. We will uphold justice, with compassion, integrity, and courage.

OUR CORE VALUES

The following values will guide the actions of all members of the Ashland Police Department:                                        

HONOR

We are committed to holding ourselves accountable to the highest standards of conduct. We recognize the trust that our citizens place in us and we will diligently work to never betray that trust.

 

SERVICE

No one will be turned away, we will provide services to those who we can, and give positive direction to the agencies that can help those we cannot.

 

LOYALTY

We will be loyal to our badge, the community and to our profession.

 

DEDICATION

We are dedicated to upholding the constitution and providing fair and equal law enforcement services to all persons.
 

ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY

Affectionately known as the “Center of the Universe” by residents for its central location within the state, Ashland is located in the heart of Hanover County. Developed by the railroad as a mineral springs resort, the origin of the town dates back to the late 1840s. Officially incorporated on February 19, 1858, the town was named “Ashland” after native son Henry Clay’s estate in Kentucky. With the relocation of Randolph Macon College to Ashland in 1868, the town evolved from a railroad resort to a small college town. The construction of U.S. Route 1, and later I-95, further shaped the town character and development.

Today, Ashland is a community of seven square miles and more than 7,000 residents who enjoy prosperity fueled by the college, a growing private sector and a strong regional economy. Ashland is a town born of the railroad and we are proud of our history. Safe streets and an efficient police department make Ashland a welcoming town bicyclists, joggers, and walkers.

 

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