UPDATED July 7, 2020:

Guarding Safety and Security

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Police Protection responds to citizens in distress, prevents crime, and helps build healthy neighborhoods through community policing. The Police Department manages the Public Safety Communications Center, which dispatches police, fire, and emergency medical services. Contact: Emergency dial 911; non-emergency, contact Chief Sean Dunn at (757) 259-7201 or

Neighborhood Watch organizes residents in a defined geographic area under one or more “block captains” to work with police to counteract crime and reduce the opportunity for criminal activity. Program includes: Operation Identification to mark valuables, installation of Neighborhood Watch signs, free home security surveys, seminars on deterring crime. Contact: Senior Police Officer Aundrea Holiday, Crime Prevention Office at (757) 259-7212 or

Door-to-Door Solicitation (City Code Chapter 9, Sections 9-286 through 9-304) requires a permit issued by the Police Department to go from place to place or house to house in the city for the purpose of selling or taking orders for goods or services. Contact Police Department at 220-2331 or if an unlicensed solicitor is in your neighborhood or contact Senior Police Officer Aundrea Holiday, Crime Prevention Office at (757) 259-7212 or

Vacation Home Security Checks provides out-of-town residents with twice-daily home security checks by city police. Contact: Police Department at (757) 220-2331 or to arrange for checks. For additional information contact Senior Police Officer Aundrea Holiday, Crime Prevention Office at (757) 259-7212 or

Speed Guard Traffic Trailer displays motorists actual speed and the posted speed limit on city roadways. Program includes: speed traffic trailer, and Metro count vehicle classifier system which collects data used to determine traffic counts, speeds, time of day travels, and vehicle class. Contact the Police Department at (757) 220-2331 or

Traffic Calming Measures focus on reducing or eliminating traffic concerns in neighborhoods due to excessive speed. These efforts include police patrols and new traffic control devices. Contact the Police Department at (757) 220-2331 or

Resident Parking Permits (City Code Chapter 11, Sections 11-241 through 11-250) provides resident-only parking on public streets meeting specific criteria. Purchase decals from Finance Department ($5 fee for each; 3 visitor decals per property). Apply for new designation of residential permit street through the City Manager’s Office. Contact: City Manager’s Office (757) 220-6100 or

Parking Control (City Code Chapter 11, Section 11-146) enforces local ordinances and state parking laws within the city as posted. The Police Department responds to complaints of unlawful parking. Contact: Major Susan Galvin, Police Department at (757) 259-7210 or

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety educates citizens on pedestrian and bike safety by communicating state and local laws. Contact: Senior Police Officer Aundrea Holiday, Crime Prevention Office at (757) 259-7212 or

Child Safety Seat Installation ensures that child safety seats are properly installed. Service includes: inspection of child safety seats already in use, installation of new child safety seats, and information on using safety seats properly. On-site installation is available by appointment between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. It is recommended that the child be present during the installation so that harness and belts can be installed correctly. Contact: On-duty lieutenant, Fire Department at (757) 220-6222 or