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Town of Tazewell Police Department

A Message From the Police Chief, DeWitt Cooper. –
Welcome to the Town of Tazewell, Virginia Police Department’s website, brought to you by the men and women of the Tazewell Police Department. I am honored to serve this beautiful community alongside the outstanding men and women of this Department. The Tazewell Police Department is responsible for the primary delivery of law enforcement services to the Town of Tazewell. Policing in Tazewell is founded upon the tenets of Community Policing. Community Policing is a philosophy and an organizational strategy that promotes a partnership between people and their police. It is clear that a solid community partnership is the most effective way of securing our communities, making them safer for all of us.  I would like to thank the officers, the citizens and our businesses that support this approach.The changes in technology over the years, has increased our department’s capability to provide the most up to date and professional work by the most dedicated employees any organization would be proud to employ. Technology has dramatically increased our ability to provide you, our customers, with the information you desire.A special thank you goes out to the Town Manager and our elected officials for their support, without whom we would not be able to provide effective and professional police services. With everyone’s continued support we can achieve even more success. Together we can keep Tazewell safe.Thank you for your support.
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Dewitt Cooper

Police Chief Town of TazewellPolice Department
Phone: 276-988-2503
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Flora Sinkford

Administrative Assistant/Dispatcher Town of TazewellPolice Department
Phone: 276-988-2503
August 2015 Statistics: 
Total Number of Dispatched Calls/Telephone Calls 730
Total Number of Incidents (Reportable/Non-Reportable) 384
Total Number of Misdemeanor Arrests 13
Total Number of Citations Issued 22
Total Number of Felony Arrests 3
Total Number of Criminal/Civil Papers 20

Shop With a Cop 2015

On Saturday, December 12, 2015, the Town of Tazewell Police Department held its annual Shop With a Cop event. Volunteers from the community rallied to help, including the Tazewell High School Cadres, Boy Scout Troop 93, Jill Rasnick, Danielle Cooper and Virgi



Kids Fishing Day Fall 2015

The annual Kids Fishing Day was held on Saturday, October 10th 2015, at Dunford Park. This free event, sponsored by the Town of Tazewell Police Department and the Town of Tazewell, was a wonderful success. Their goal is to introduce youngsters and their famil



Roughnecks Donate to Officer Riggs

On Sunday, July 26, 2015, the Roughnecks presented the Town of Tazewell Police Department with a donation for Officer Jason Riggs. The Roughnecks are a Pulaski, VA based motorcycle group that is comprised of fellow police and firefighter members. Upon heari



Beautification Committee

It is that time of year now when we want everything to look beautiful. The sun is shining , the flowers and trees are blooming. Would you help make our Town beautiful by volunteering to clean up around our entire Town? We could do something like Adopt a Street



Steven Davis Presented M.A.D.D. Award

At the Town Council meeting held on December 9, 2014, Chief DeWitt Cooper presented Steven Davis with the M.A.D.D. (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) award. The award recognized his outstanding service to reduce impaired driving in Virginia.