A Message from the Police Chief, David D. Mills –
The men and women of the Tazewell Police Department are proud to serve such a great and supportive community. The department is a full service law enforcement agency providing 24 hour service year round.
We work closely with other municipal and private agencies in the area to maintain a quality of life where our citizens feel safe to walk, jog, or be outdoors. The Tazewell Police Department holds the distinction of being one of the smallest agencies to hold VLEPSC accreditation. Accreditation is regarded as one of the key benchmarks for measuring the quality of an organization and the Tazewell Police Department is proud of our status.
The 2017 Town of Tazewell Police Department Annual Report highlights our efforts in crime reduction through traffic enforcement, building checks, patrols, and investigations; as well as our community involvement. Our “community first approach” includes the planning and coordination of safety and security of multiple road races, parades and festivals. We also sponsor several events with the help of J&DR Court personnel and a multitude of volunteers which include a Community Dinner, Shop with a Cop and a Kids Fish Day.
Our efforts in reducing crime and our community first approach could not be possible without the support from our Town Manager and the Town Council. We appreciate them for their support. I could not ask to be part of a better team of professionals. In 2018, I am sure we will be able to approach the issues that we face with the same professionalism in order to keep the Town of Tazewell an outstanding place to live, work, play and visit for everyone.
Tazewell Police Department Activity Report
Number of Calls Town/911 873
Inmates Hours 336
Total Number of Incidents 24
Total Number of Misdemeanor Arrests 5
Total Number of Citations Issued 60
Total Number of Felony Arrests 3