The Chincoteague Police Department is the primary law enforcement agency charged with protecting the nearly 4,000 yearly residents and over 1.4 million yearly visitors of Chincoteague Island. The Department consist of ten sworn officers who are responsible for enforcing criminal and traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the ordinances of the Town of Chincoteague. In addition, officers perform hundreds of accident investigations annually and assist with traffic control at busy intersections during peak summer months.
The officers of the Chincoteague Police Department remain quite busy even during the winter months. In 2011, the officers combined for over 800 criminal and traffic arrests and answered over 5,000 calls for service. Training is very important to the officers of the Chincoteague Police Department, which is reflected by its impressive staff of instructors. The Chincoteague Police Department is proud to have on staff a total of six Department of Criminal Justice Services General Instructors, including a RADAR Instructor, a Firearms Instructor, an ASP Instructor, and a TAZER Instructor. The Department is proud to be a member of the Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy in Newport News.
The Chincoteague Police Department is dedicated to providing the citizens and visitors of Chincoteague with a safe and peaceful place for residents and visitors alike. Everyone is encouraged to report all suspicious activities to the police department and remember, if you must drink...choose a designated driver.
Police Department Telephone Number: 757-336-3155