Welcome to the Virginia State Police Web site. As we continuously seek out new ways to enhance the public’s accessibility to our agency and assorted services, this site was designed with our citizens in mind. Providing immediate, accurate, useful data online is essential in today’s information driven environment.
With over 80 years of service to the citizens of the Commonwealth, the men and women of this statewide agency strive to fulfill our public safety mission while improving the quality of life for those living, working, and visiting in Virginia. From our highways to within our communities, the Virginia State Police is recognized nationally for its superior enforcement, investigative, educational, technological, and analytical resources.
While our troopers work to protect your interests, in return, we ask you to help protect them by remembering Virginia’s “Move Over” law. Tragically, too many law enforcement officers are struck and killed or seriously injured while doing their job. As of July 1, 2010, Virginia’s “Move Over” law expanded to include towing, motorist assistance, repair and highway maintenance vehicles displaying amber-colored flashing lights.
Remember, by moving over, you give all of these workers the room to work safely on the road. It’s the law and our lives depend on it. Please take a moment to read about Virginia’s “Move Over” law and help keep our first responders and road crews safe.We appreciate your interest in the Virginia State Police and invite you to visit our site often as it will be continually updated with new information.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
"Slow Down Move Over" Law as of July 1, 2010:
Code of Virginia - Section 46.2-921.1
TWO EASTERN SHORE RESIDENTS CHARGED IN STRING OF ACCOMACK COUNTY ARSONS
News Release No. 6 For Immediate Release: April 2, 2013
MELFA, Va. – The Accomack County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police placed two Eastern Shore residents under arrest Tuesday (April 2, 2013) in Accomack County on charges related to the serial arsons plaguing Accomack County since November 2012. Charles R. Smith III, (alias: Charles Applegate) 38, of Parksley, Va., and Tonya S. Bundick, 40, of Parksley, Va., are being held without bond at the Accomack County Jail.
VIRGINIA STATE POLICE MOURN LINE-OF-DUTY DEATH OF RICHMOND DIVISION TROOPER
Chesterfield County Man Faces Capital Murder Charge
News Release No. 4 For Immediate Release: March 8, 2013
RICHMOND – The Virginia State Police are mourning the line-of-duty death of one of their own this evening. Master Trooper Junius A. Walker, 63, died Thursday afternoon (March 7, 2013) following a shooting incident on Interstate 85 south near the 45 mile marker in Dinwiddie County. Master Trooper Walker, a 35- year veteran of the Department, was assigned to patrol Dinwiddie County.
VIRGINIA STATE POLICE MOURN LINE-OF-DUTY DEATH OF RICHMOND TROOPER
News Release No. 3 For Immediate Release: March 7, 2013
RICHMOND – The Virginia State Police are mourning the line-of-duty death of one of their own this evening. Master Trooper Junius A. Walker, 63, died Thursday afternoon (March 7, 2013) following a shooting incident on Interstate 85 south near the 45 mile marker in Dinwiddie County. Master Trooper Walker, a 35-year veteran of the Department, was assigned to patrol Dinwiddie County.