POLICE COMMUNITY SERVICES
Police Community Services acts as a liaison between the Police Department and the community. It is a partnership with citizens, businesses, civic groups, schools, and the faith based community to provide a better quality of life and freedom from the fear of crime.
Hopewell Police Activities League
The Hopewell Police Activities League is a community partnership organization with the Hopewell Police Department in the City of Hopewell, VA. Its mission is to create, foster, and sponsor recreational, educational, cultural, and social programs. These programs are designed to promote the physical and mental well-being of Hopewell's youth, while building positive community relations between the police, youth, and the community. For more information contact Acting Lieutenant Whittington (804) 541-2274
Neighborhood Watch is the backbone of law enforcement and community working together to provide a safe neighborhood. Neither is effective by themselves, but working together they become very successful. There are currently 23 Neighborhood Watch groups in the city. Should you desire to become a member of an existing Neighborhood Watch Group, or wish to start one in your neighborhood, contact Captain Gregory Taylor at (804) 541-2278. Get the Neighborhood Watch Map.
Property House Check
The Hopewell Police Department conducts property checks to aid in the protection of property during the extended absence of residents/property owners or when property damage/vandalism is occurring frequently. Download and complete the House Check Form and submit it to Hopewell Police Department if you require a Property/House Check.
Crime Solvers is a private organization with a board of directors that pays out money for tips from the public that may lead to an arrest to of a fugitive or a subject involved in criminal activity. The Hopewell Crime Solvers program can be reached at (804) 541-2202 or http://www.crimesolvers.info/
Chaplains provide a service to the police officers and community. They ride along with the police officers on regular calls for service and assist the officer as the officer allows in such circumstances death notifications, domestic disputes and any other way the officer deems. There are presently 5 Chaplains serving with the Hopewell Police Department.
School Resources Officers
The School Resource Officers are police officers that are assigned to Hopewell High School and Carter G. Woodson Middle School. Officer Lawrence Costello is presently assigned to Hopewell High School and Officer James Morrison is assigned to Carter G. Woodson Middle School.
Ever wish you could be a part of something that would help your community? Support the police department? And it is NOT boring? The Hopewell Police Volunteers is a dedicated group of citizens that get the answers to all of these questions and more while providing important supportive services that free the officers to protect our streets and make Hopewell a safe and secure place.
The 25 Police Volunteers are a uniformed group of trained citizens who conduct funeral escorts, assist in police training events, or work traffic control. The activities might also include manning the Command Center or being role players (actors) for the recruit officers in the police academy. In 2010, the Police Volunteers donated a total of 2738 hours in service to our police department and city.
Any citizen 21 or older who has a valid driver’s license, and passes a background check and interview can join the Hopewell Police Volunteers. To Learn More!
Law Enforcement Exploring is a career-oriented program that gives young adults the opportunity to explore a career in law enforcement by working with local law enforcement agencies. It also promotes character building and citizenship training. Learn more!