Captain Joseph L. Hatter

  1. Captain Joseph Hatter currently serves as the commander of the Investigations Division at the Charlottesville Police Department. He has served as a law enforcement officer since 1995, beginning his career at the Wintergreen Police Department, and joined the Charlottesville Police Department in 1998 as a patrol officer.

    He has served in the Traffic Unit as a motor officer, the SWAT Team,  the Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement Task Force (JADE), Investigations Bureau Commander, and most recently served as a commander of the Administration Division.


    Hatter served in the United States Marine Corps from 1991 to 1995 before becoming a police officer.


    Captain Hatter earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Liberty University in 2016 and completed the National Criminal Justice Command College in 2012.