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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.

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…

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…

Feb 5, 2020
Winchester Police Department accepting applications for upcoming teen and adult Citizen Academies

The Winchester Police Department (WPD) is now accepting applications for its spring 2020 citizen academies: 1) Teen Citizen Police Academy (Saturday, March 7)…

Jan 22, 2020
Winchester Police Lieutenant to host true crime podcast

Lieutenant Amanda Behan of the Winchester Police Department (WPD) will host a new true crime podcast titled Defrost: Winchester’s True Crime with Behan &…

Jan 21, 2020
Teacher indicted on charges of inappropriately touching a student

Randall Gasper, 60 years old of Luray, VA, has been indicted by the City of Winchester Grand Jury for one count of indecent liberties with a child by a person…

Jan 2, 2020
Winchester Police investigate pedestrian killed by tractor-trailer

On January 1, 2020 at approximately 9:20 p.m., Winchester Police (WPD) responded to the rear parking lot of 820 Berryville Avenue for a report of a pedestrian…

Dec 31, 2019
Stephens City man arrested for animal cruelty

Dane Dwayne Miller, 31, of Stephens City, was arrested by Winchester Police (WPD) on December 27, 2019 and charged with three counts of cruelty to animals and…