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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…

Nov 11, 2020
Officer involved shooting investigation underway

A Winchester resident is dead following an encounter with officers that occurred shortly after 7am on November 11, 2020.  Winchester Police (WPD) were…

Nov 6, 2020
Warrants issued in homicide investigation

A Hagerstown, Maryland man is now wanted in connection to the homicide of 29-year-old Winchester resident Kevin Michael Riley. On November 5, 2020, detectives…

Oct 29, 2020
Homicide investigation underway

On October 28, 2020, at 8:56 pm, the Winchester Police Department (WPD) responded to a parking lot in the 500 block of Adams Drive for a male suffering from…

Oct 15, 2020
The balance between CIT skills and use of force

Crisis intervention training, known as CIT, for law enforcement officers is a 40 hour program with intensive participation in the proper handling of…

Aug 3, 2020
Juvenile charged in accidental shooting

On August 1, 2020, at 7:05 am, the Winchester Police Department (WPD) responded to a residence in the 300 block of Virginia Avenue for a juvenile male…

Jul 1, 2020
Response to community forum

On June 27th, Chief Piper and Corporal Sales had the honor of speaking on behalf of the Winchester Police Department (WPD) and answering questions presented by…