UPDATE MARCH 30, 2020:  The following City of Williamsburg buildings and facilities are closed to the public through April 23:  Municipal Building, Stryker Center, Quarterpath Recreation Center, Waller Mill Park, Police Department and Fire Station (only required staff will be at work, others will be teleworking). Governor Northam issued a "stay at home" executive order through June 10, 2020. Business assistance information can be found here. The City's telephone hotline (for city service questions):  (757) 259-7200 and the Virginia Health Dept. call center (for COVID-19 questions/concerns):  (757) 594-7069.

Crime Prevention

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Crime Prevention

As a department that has established a community policing model, we know the value of keeping our community involved in the crime prevention process.  A strong partnership between the citizens of Williamsburg and the Williamsburg Police Department is integral to achieving a safe, thriving community.  We have compiled a crime map and a number of tips and suggestions that will help keep you safe and enable you to assist with crime prevention efforts in your community.  



Avoiding Scams
Scam artists target all ages and socio-economic classes, but particularly target the elderly, often being quite aggressive in their tactics.  Read and apply these tips to make sure you don't be a victim.

Child Seat Safety
Car seats and boosters provide protection for infants and children in a crash, yet car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13.  Follow this guide to ensure your child's safety while riding in the car. 

Identity Theft
Identity Theft is quickly becoming the crime of choice for criminals. It is imperative that you take the proper precautions to minimize the risk of becoming a victim. 

Peninsula Crime-Stoppers
Crime-Stoppers encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime by overcoming the two key elements that inhibit community involvement: fear and apathy. Crime-Stoppers provides a telephone number and Web Tips to encourage citizens in the community to volunteer vital information helpful to law enforcement agencies to fight against crime.

Safety Tips
The Williamsburg Police Department wants you to be safe! By practicing these personal safety tips, you will reduce the opportunities criminals look for when targeting a crime victim.


Police Patch clr     Williamsburg Police Department
425 Armistead Ave.
     Williamsburg, VA 23185
     Phone: (757) 220-2331
     Emergency: 911