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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.

The Ashland Police Department is seeking candidates for police officers positions during the next twelve months should vacancies occur. Deadline for applications is January 31, 2015.
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• Even one drink can impair your judgment and increase the risk of getting arrested for driving drunk—or worse, the risk of having a crash.
• If you will be drinking, do not plan on driving. Plan ahead; designate a sober driver before the party begins.
• If you have been drinking, do not drive. Call a taxi, phone a sober friend or family member or use public transportation.

Remember, it is never safe to drink and drive: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. 


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.

Next Coffee with a Cop: Saturday, January 24, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the 7-11, 128 Thompson Street.

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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Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 16, drivers will see a new traffic pattern on Washington Highway (Route 1) over the CSX railroad near Ellets Crossing Road (Route 641) and Falling Creek while VDOT crews begin a project to rehabilitate the bridge.

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VDOT has notified us that the traffic pattern changes for the Rt. 54 bridge over I-95 will begin on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. These traffic changes will be in place for approximately 18 months as bridge construction continues.

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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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