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Jan 17, 2019
Police Schedule Public Meeting on Body Worn Cameras

On January 25th, 2017, the Winchester Police Department will hold a public meeting to address questions or concerns regarding the Department’s Body Worn Camera…

Jan 16, 2019
Man arrested on gun and drug charge

On January 16, 2019, at approximately 9:00 a.m., the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Winchester Police Department (WPD) with the arrest of Harry…

Jan 15, 2019
Arrest made and second suspect wanted in armed breaking and entering

On January 15, 2019,  at approximately 7:00 pm, the Winchester Police Department (WPD) arrested a male in connection to last week's breaking and entering of a…

Jan 11, 2019
Winchester Police investigate breaking and entering

  On January 11, 2019, at 12:37 a.m., the Winchester Police Department (WPD) responded to a residence in the first block of Jackson Avenue for a report of a…

Jan 9, 2019
Winchester Police officer discharges firearm at armed male

On January 9, 2019, at 12:49 a.m., the Winchester Police Department (WPD) responded to a report of a suicidal male, armed with a firearm, at his residence in…

Jan 9, 2019
‘Combat the Cat’ anti-theft awareness campaign sees early results

In November 2018, the Winchester Police Department (WPD) launched its awareness campaign titled “Combat the Cat – Lock it Tight or Risk the Swipe!” in order to…

Jan 8, 2019
Officers helping with DMMS evacuation

  Officers are assisting Winchester Public Schools with the evacuation of students at Daniel Morgan Middle School. This is being done as a precaution for a…

Dec 27, 2018
Winchester PD seeks public assistance in identifying suspects

December 27, 2018 The Winchester Police Department (WPD) has obtained additional descriptive information of the suspects in the Smithfield Avenue homicide…

Dec 24, 2018
WPD begins homicide investigation

On December 23, 2018, at 10:53 pm, the Winchester Police Department (WPD) responded to a report of a shooting in the 300 block of Smithfield Avenue. Once on…

Dec 11, 2018
Final phase of Body Worn Camera Program implemented

The final phase of the Winchester Police Department’s (WPD) body worn camera program is now complete, with a total of 69 cameras issued to all patrol officers…