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.

February 2015 Statistics: 
Total Number of Dispatched Calls/Telephone Calls 735
Total Number of Incidents (Reportable/Non-Reportable) 23
Total Number of Misdemeanor Arrests 8
Total Number of Citations Issued 12
Total Number of Felony Arrests 7
Total Number of Criminal/Civil Papers 41

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.



Community Thanksgiving 2014

The Town of Tazewell Police Department and the Tazewell County Juvenile Court held the second annual Community Thanksgiving on November 15, 2014. Scenes from the day:



2014 Kids Fish Day @ Dunford Park

The annual Kid’s Fishing Day was held on Saturday, October 4, 2014, at Dunford Park in Tazewell. This was a free event hosted by the Town of Tazewell Police Department, and though the day was chilly, the kids did not seem to mind:



Citizen Police Academy

What is it? What are the objectives? The Tazewell Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy is designed for citizens of the Town of Tazewell and surrounding areas who desire a better understanding of law enforcement activities in their community. To some c



Emergency Responder Recognition Dinner

The Town of Tazewell and the Tazewell County Board of Supervisors held a dinner on February 4, 2014 at the Fuller Peery building, in honor of the emergency responders who responded to the New Year's Eve fire on Main Street. Tazewell County Board of Supervisor