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
WHETHER YOU ARE TRAVELING FAR OR STAYING CLOSE TO HOME - BUCKLE UP EVERY TRIP, EVERY TIME
Virginia State Police Increase Patrols for Memorial Day Weekend
News Release No. 8 For Immediate Release: May 23, 2013
RICHMOND, Va. – Motorists, who anticipate enjoying the extended time off from work by traveling around the Commonwealth during the holiday weekend, can expect to see an increase in Virginia State Police troopers on the road with them. The additional patrols statewide are part of the annual Operation C.A.R.E., (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) to reduce crashes, fatalities and injuries associated with speed, failure to wear seatbelts and impaired driving. The state-sponsored, national program encourages law enforcement agencies to increase its visibility and traffic enforcement efforts on major travel holidays. As a result, state police will boost patrols around the Commonwealth beginning Friday morning, May 24, 2013, at 12:01 a.m. and continue through midnight, Monday, May 27, 2013.
VIRGINIA’S ANNUAL CRIME ANALYSIS REPORT NOW AVAILABLE ON VIRGINIA STATE POLICE WEB SITE
News Release No. 7 For Immediate Release: May 20, 2013
RICHMOND – Virginia’s official and only comprehensive report on local and statewide crime figures for 2012 is now available online at the Virginia State Police Web site at http://www.vsp.virginia.gov, under “Forms & Publications.” The detailed document, titled Crime in Virginia, provides precise rates and occurrences of crimes committed in towns, cities and counties across the Commonwealth. The report breaks down criminal offenses by the reporting agency as well as arrests by jurisdiction.
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.