Police Department FAQs

 

Is the Police Office closed?

The lobby of the Hopewell Police Headquarters located at 150 W. Randolph Road will be closed from Monday, March 16, 2020 through Sunday, March 29, 2020, as a precautionary measure due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The 911 and non-emergency dispatch center are still operational and the Police Department will still be answering calls for service. Police officers will continue to patrol our city and remain available for emergency and non-emergency calls.

 

 

Will the police still answer calls and come to my residence?

Yes, officers may practice social distancing practices if applicable.

 

 

If I have a warrant out for my arrest, will I still be arrested?

Yes.

 

 

If I see that a restaurant or bar is still open, do I call the Police?

No, please contact the Hopewell Health Department at 804-458-1297.

 

 

Can I still talk to a magistrate at the police headquarters near City Hall?

Yes, but since the lobby is closed, you will need to press the button and wait for an officer to assist you.

 

 

I am schedule to do a ride-along with the police department, will I still be able to do a ride along?

No, police department will resume ride-along once we are past this crisis.

 

 

I need a copy of a police report and/or copy of an accident report, can I come to the Police Department and get a copy?

No, the police building is closed to public but you can call the police department Records unit at 804-541-2272 M-F between the hours of 8:30 AM to 5 PM.  If you get no answer, please leave a message and you will be contacted within 48 hours.  The report will be sent to you either electronically or by mail.

 

 

I need fingerprints for my work, can the Police Department assist.

No, we no longer offer this service

 

 

I am registered sex offender and I am required to submit fingerprints, are they still being offered?

No, please contact Virginia State Police Headquarters at 804-674-2000. This building is located at 7700 Midlothian Turnpike, North Chesterfield, VA 23235. Fingerprints are taken at this location Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm.

 

 

Will the Police respond to my house if I am being victimized by someone?

Yes, police are still responding for calls for service for complaints related to crime and safety as they normally do.

 

 

Are police-sanctioned events still occurring as scheduled?

All community events, neighborhood watch meetings or similar functions of the Police Department have been canceled until further notice to exercise social distancing and prevent the spread of the coronavirus.