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Mar 4, 2021
Joint Community Alert: Catalytic Converter Thefts

From:              Lt. Warren Gosnell, FCSO                         Capt. Amanda Behan, WPD Office of:         Sheriff Lenny Millholland, Frederick County…

Feb 22, 2021
WPD relaunches 'Fight the Fraud Inferno' campaign

The Winchester Police Department (WPD) has relaunched its “Fight the Fraud Inferno” campaign in order to educate residents about how to safeguard their…

Feb 17, 2021
Arrests made in convenience store robbery

The Winchester Police Department (WPD) has arrested Patrick Brian Goodman, 31 of Winchester, Virginia and Shelby Lynn Cave, 37, of Bunker Hill, West Virginia…

Feb 4, 2021
Winchester Police release Critical Incident Briefing video of recent officer-involved shooting

The Winchester Police Department (WPD) has made public a Critical Incident Briefing video of the officer-involved shooting that occurred on November 11, 2020…

Dec 31, 2020
Armed robbery investigation underway

On December 31, 2020, at approximately 1:00 a.m., the Winchester Police Department (WPD) responded to 7-Eleven, located at 705 N. Loudoun St., for an armed…

Dec 28, 2020
Animal Shelter requirements in cold temperatures

In 2020, the General Assembly enacted changes to the Virginia Code as it relates to adequate shelter for animals.  The Winchester Police Department is…

Dec 15, 2020
Winchester Police Lieutenant Amanda Behan promoted to rank of Captain

Winchester Police Chief John Piper is pleased to announce the promotion of Lieutenant Amanda Behan to the rank of Captain.     Captain Behan began her law…

Dec 1, 2020
UPDATE: Commonwealth's Attorney reports no charges in officer involved shooting

On December 1, 2020, the Winchester Police Department (WPD) was notified by the Virginia State Police and Commonwealth’s Attorney Marc Abrams that no charges…

Nov 19, 2020
Indictments announced in homicide investigation

On November 19, 2020, Winchester Police Chief John Piper held a press conference, alongside Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Heather Hovermale, in the Community…

Nov 16, 2020
Winchester Police Department publishes use of force data

The Winchester Police Department (WPD) has placed its use of force statistics from 2017 - 2019 on the WPD website.  After hearing from citizens at community…