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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 prepares for the 2014 school year by stepping up enforcement in school zones and at pedestrian crossings.
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The 2014 school year for local schools and Randolph-Macon College are quickly approaching and the Ashland Police Department would like to remind motorists and pedestrians to be careful especially in school zones and pedestrian crossings. The Police Department will be keeping a watchful eye to ensure that motorists and students are safe on their commute to and from classes and other school activities.

Officers will be operating radar in school zones and watching for violations at pedestrian crossings throughout the school year. 
Virginia state code requires motorists to yield for pedestrians that are in the crosswalks, but pedestrians must yield to motorists until they have a break in the traffic pattern to cross safely. There is additional penalty of $250.00 for speeding in school zones.

Please help us protect our students by using extreme caution when travelling through school zones.  For further information please contact the Ashland Police Department at (804) 798-1227 or visit us at

Check out our monthly Featured Crime Prevention Tip topic: Solicitors.


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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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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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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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