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The Staunton Police Department is now accepting applications for its Citizen's Police Academy. Follow this link to get more information. 





 The Staunton Police Department is an internationally accredited, full-service law enforcement agency dedicated to serving the citizens of the City of Staunton, Virginia. The Department consists of fifty sworn officers and seventeen full-time civilian employees. In addition to providing twenty-four hour patrol coverage and criminal investigative functions, the Department is very active in community policing.

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The Staunton Police Department sponsors Virginia Rules, mentorship/shadow, and School Resource Officer programs for the area's youth, a Citizen's Police Academy, Neighborhood and Business Watch programs, as well as a number of other crime prevention initiatives.

The Department operates the City's state-of-the-art Enhanced-911 Center. The E-911 Center, which serves as the primary answering point for the City's 9-1-1 calls, dispatches calls for service for police, fire, and the Staunton-Augusta Rescue Squad.

Our Mission Statement

The Staunton Police Department is charged with the duty and privilege of protecting and serving all persons within our jurisdiction. We are committed to the prevention of crime; the protection of life and property; the preservation of peace and public order; and the safeguarding of Constitutional guarantees. It is only with the commitment to public cooperation that we can successfully carry out this mission.


Staunton Police Department

116 West Beverley Street

City Hall, Basement

Staunton, Virginia 24401

540-332-3842 (24 Hour Access)

540.332.3845 (Mon-Fri 8-5)

540.332.3980 (FAX)


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