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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.

Dec 11, 2018
Winchester Police Department’s K9 Axl to get donation of body armor

Winchester Police Department’s K9 Axl will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested…

Dec 8, 2018
Traffic checkpoint leads to arrest

On December 8, 2018 at approximately 12:12 a.m., Winchester Police Department (WPD) officers were working a traffic checkpoint in the area of Millwood Avenue…

Nov 29, 2018
Funeral Services Live Stream

Tomorrow (11/30/18) at 10:45 am, we'll be showing the funeral service of Officer Hunter Edwards live on two sites. Watch the inside ceremony online at https…

Nov 27, 2018
Officer Edwards Memorial Services

On November 24, 2018 at approximately 10:50 p.m., Officer Hunter Edwards, 30, was involved in a single vehicle crash on West Jubal Drive in the City of…

Nov 26, 2018
Visitation and funeral set for Officer Edwards

The following funeral arrangements have been set for fallen Winchester Police Officer Hunter Edwards: Visitation Thursday, November 29 3-5 pm and 6-8 pm…

Nov 25, 2018
Officer killed on duty in motor vehicle crash

On November 24, 2018 at approximately 10:50 p.m., Officer Hunter Edwards, 30, was involved in a single vehicle crash on West Jubal Drive in the City of…

Nov 16, 2018
Former city resident indicted on 1975 rape charge

On November 13, 2018, Venkata Yeleti, a 76-year-old Temple, Texas resident, was arrested at his home as a result of grand jury indictments obtained in…

Nov 13, 2018
Winchester Police respond to John Handley High School threat

At approximately 11:30 a.m. on November 13, 2018, the Winchester Police Department (WPD) responded to John Handley High School at the request of Winchester…

Nov 9, 2018
Search warrant results in narcotic and firearm seizure

On November 8, 2018 at approximately 2:00 p.m., the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force, assisted by Winchester Police (WPD) Special Weapons and…

Nov 9, 2018
Winchester Police to begin ‘Combat the Cat’ anti-theft awareness campaign

The Winchester Police Department (WPD) will begin an awareness campaign titled “Combat the Cat – Lock it Tight or Risk the Swipe!” in order to educate…