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Stay updated with what’s happening at the Winchester Police Department. Announcements, alerts, press releases, and information about community events will be posted here and on our social media.

Jan 9, 2023
Warrenton man killed in weekend motorcycle crash

A Warrenton, Virginia man has died as the result of a crash Sunday evening on Woodstock Lane.   At approximately 6:38 p.m. on January 8, the Winchester…

Jan 4, 2023
WPD Seeks Assistance with Hit-and-Run Crash Involving Pedestrian

The Winchester Police Department (WPD) is seeking information involving a hit and run crash that occurred on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at approximately 9:45 am…

Jan 4, 2023
WPD announces promotion of Lt. Joshua Spishak to Captain

Winchester Police Chief Amanda Behan is pleased to announce the promotion of Lieutenant Joshua Spishak to the rank of Captain.    “Captain Spishak…

Nov 17, 2022
Winchester Police Department announces two community outreach drives

WINCHESTER, VA – The Winchester Police Department (WPD) will conduct two community outreach projects during the 2022 holiday season.    Hat & Glove Drive…

Nov 2, 2022
Charges placed in street racing incident which caused serious injuries to bicyclist

A Winchester juvenile was arrested following an accident that occurred on November 1, 2022. At approximately 10:08 pm, Winchester Police Department (WPD)…

Oct 27, 2022
Winchester Police Department to host 5th Color with a Cop event

WINCHESTER, VA – The Winchester Police Department (WPD) will host the fifth installment of its popular children’s event, Color with a Cop, on Tuesday, November…

Oct 24, 2022
Winchester Emergency Communications Center moves forward with modern technology

Effective immediately, the Winchester Emergency Communications Center will be using a new technology, Prepared Live, which allows 911 callers to share a…

Aug 3, 2022
Winchester Police Lieutenant Frank Myrtle promoted to rank of Captain

Winchester Police Chief John Piper is pleased to announce the promotion of Lieutenant Frank Myrtle to the rank of Captain.     Captain Myrtle began his law…

Jun 8, 2022
Former Officer charged with sex crime

Detectives with the Winchester Police Department (WPD) Criminal Investigations Division have arrested a former police officer and charged him with three felony…

May 6, 2022
Winchester man arrested for Second Degree Murder following early morning shooting

A Winchester man was arrested following the investigation into a homicide that occurred on May 6, 2022. At approximately 1:32 a.m. Winchester Police Department…