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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.

Jun 5, 2020
Street closures and route for I Can’t Breathe event and walk

On Friday, June 5, 2020, an ‘I Can’t Breathe’ event and walk, organized by community members, will be held in Old Town Winchester. To ensure the safety of…

Jun 3, 2020
Winchester Police Chief, Mayor release joint statement with local NAACP President

In a show of solidarity, a joint statement by the City of Winchester’s Mayor John David Smith, Winchester Police Chief John R. Piper, and Winchester’s National…

May 13, 2020
Winchester Police reopen, seek leads in 45-year-old cold case

The Winchester Police Department (WPD) is seeking leads in a recently-reopened cold case homicide that will mark its 45th anniversary this coming November…

Apr 9, 2020
Winchester Police arrest second suspect in carjacking investigation

On April 9, 2020 at approximately 7:15 a.m., the Winchester Police Department (WPD), assisted by Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, executed a search warrant…

Apr 2, 2020
Winchester Police investigation leads to search warrant and arrest following a carjacking

On April 2, 2020 at approximately 7:15 a.m., the Winchester Police Department (WPD), assisted by other law enforcement agencies, executed a search warrant at…

Apr 2, 2020
Coronavirus Message from our Emergency Communications Center

Our Emergency Communications Center has started receiving an influx of Coronavirus/COVID-19 related calls. We understand that this is a difficult time with…

Mar 17, 2020
Community Outreach Programs Temporarily Suspended

The Winchester Police Department announced on March 16, 2020, that community outreach programs will be suspended until further notice.  This includes two of…

Mar 16, 2020
Timbrook Public Safety Center Closure

        Public access to the Timbrook Public Safety Center will be allowed in an emergency and by appointment, when necessary.  The Winchester Police…

Mar 3, 2020
Registration dates for the Winchester Police Department’s ‘Junior Academy’ announced

The Winchester Police Department (WPD) will reprise its popular children’s program for ages 5-8, the Junior Academy, with three dates in 2020. Session dates,…

Feb 19, 2020
Winchester Police Department adds ‘Mocha Mondays’ to community outreach calendar

  Chief John Piper of the Winchester Police Department (WPD) will host a new recurring event titledMocha Mondays, the latest event to be added to the…