About Us

The Charlottesville Police Department is divided into four divisions of administration, investigations, support operations, and field operations. It has seven patrol districts with more than 100 sworn officers who patrol the entire city. 

The department serves a daytime population of approximately 100,000 people; including 46,000 city residents, 30,000 commuters, and 22,000 University of Virginia students.

Organizational Chart

Office of the Chief of Police

The Office of the Chief of Police consists of the Chief of Police, the Executive Assistant to the Chief of Police, the Public Information Officer, Office of Professional Standards (Internal Affairs Unit), and Chaplains Program. 

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Administration Division

The division is responsible for the budgetary function of the department and inventory of police department equipment. 

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Field Operations Division

The Field Operations Division consists of the Patrol Bureau which provides the 24-hour police patrol for the City of Charlottesville. 

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Investigations Division

The Investigations Division consists of the General Investigations Bureau and the Forensic Bureau, and is responsible for investigating crimes in the City of Charlottesville.

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Support Operations Division

The Support Operations Division consists of the Staff Development Unit, the SWAT Team, Accreditation and Compliance Manager, and Information Management Unit. 

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