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.

News & Events

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News & Events

The Williamsburg Police Department receives frequent inquiries from various media outlets in reference to incidents, arrests, or other activity taking place within the city.  The Chief of Police has designated several agency members for specialized training as Public Information Officers (PIO). These individuals shoulder the responsibility of communicating breaking news and information to the media and the public at large through formal media releases, television, radio, print media interviews, and now through the utilization of multiple social media platforms.

Please submit media inquiries to the following PIOs:

Charlie Ericsson, MPO
Phone: (757) 259-7213

John Heilman, SPO
Phone: (757) 220-6199


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