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Welcome to the Ashland Police Department
The Ashland Police Department is a full service law enforcement agency that provides 24-hour service to its citizens. The Ashland Police Department works in partnership with the
Hanover County Sheriff's Office 
to provide quality police services to its residents and businesses.

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 Hurricane Joaquin has become a dangerous storm and may intensify further. This storm has the potential to affect Central Virginia with intense rain and winds. Please keep up to date with this storm by using the link below and make necessary preparations.

Virginia Department of Emergency Management

APD will make residents aware of road and other conditions through our Facebook & Twitter pages and Nixle messaging service. Residents can access those services on the right side of this page.


Our "Coffee with a Cop" program provides an opportunity for the Ashland Police Department and community members to come together to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. Coffee with a Cop provides a unique forum for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Ashland’s neighborhoods.

APD plans to host Coffee with a Cop meetings regularly to build partnerships in our community. For more information click here.

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The Ashland Police Department wants to remind our community that disasters can strike at any time and anyplace. We want our community to prepare themselves and their family so that they will be ready should a disaster strike. Below are three steps that everyone should take to prepare for an emergency.


We want you to learn more about these steps so please take the time to visit  and  to learn more about being prepared.

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Contact Us

Douglas A Goodman, Jr
Chief of Police

601 England Street
Ashland, VA 23005

Ph: (804) 412-0600
Fx: (804) 798-8739
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