The Blacksburg Police Department has been providing quality law enforcement services to the citizens of the town for over 100 years. Formally established in 1871, the Blacksburg Police Department has become an agency consisting of highly dedicated sworn law enforcement officers and non-sworn civilian employees. In 1993 the Police Department achieved and, has since maintained national accreditation status from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, attesting to its commitment of professionalism and service to the community. The Department's total employee compliment includes:
- Patrol officers
- Motorcycle and bicycle patrol officers
- Criminal investigators
- Forensic detective/evidence technician
- K-9 officer
- Traffic officers
- Officers assigned to regional and national task forces for narcotics and terrorism investigation
- Community outreach officers
- Crime prevention specialists
- School resource officers
- D.A.R.E. officer
- Police service officers
- Communications officers
- School crossing guards
- Parking enforcement officer
- Administrative staff
The Blacksburg Police Department believes in the principals of community policing and works in partnership with citizens and local businesses to promote, encourage, and enact ways to maintain a low crime rate, increase public safety, and enhance our quality of life.
Blacksburg Police have mutual aid agreements with the Virginia Tech Police Department as well as the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. These agencies enjoy close working relationships with one another and often train together. Close relationships also exist between Blacksburg Police and the Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department, the Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad, and Virginia Tech Rescue.
Contact information: 24hr EMERGENCY: 911; 24hr Non-emergency: 540-443-1400; Office of the Chief: 540-443-1402; Community Resources: 540-443-1418. TDD: 911 and 540-443-1400.