Police Department

Welcome to the Ashland Police Department

The Ashland Police Department is a full service law enforcement agency that provides 24-hour service to its citizens. The Ashland Police Department works in partnership with the Hanover County Sheriff's Office  
to provide quality police services to its residents and businesses.

For crime statistics for the Town of Ashland click here  

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Accreditation Public Comment Portal

The Ashland Police Department is a CALEA Accredited Agency. Annually, standards within the agency are audited by a certified CALEA Assessor. One part of that audit is public comment, this is years past has been by phone or in person; this year it has been changed to an online portal. Please note, we are not sent these comments as you submit them. Please read the statement below from CALEA and comment utilizing the link below.


The purpose of this public portal is to receive comments regarding an agency's compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status. These comments can be in the form of commendations or concerns. The overall intent of the accreditation process is to provide the participating agency with information to support continuous improvement, as well as foster the pursuit of professional excellence.

IMPORTANT: CALEA is not an investigatory body and subsequently the public portal should not be used to submit information for such purposes.  Additionally, there will be no response other than acknowledgement to submissions; however, the information will be considered in context to its relevancy to compliance with standards and the tenets of CALEA® Accreditation.  

To comment for the annual audit click here.

To learn more about CALEA click here. 

The Ashland Police Department is accepting applications from entry-level (non-certified) candidates and continually accepts applications from VA DCJS Certified (lateral) Officers. 

Entry-Level Applicants - for more information and to apply, click here.

Certified officers - for more information and to apply, click here.

Salary: $57,131

(DCJS certified officers selected for hire may have a higher starting salary based on training and experience)

For a confidential review of qualifications and realistic job preview, please email Lt. Ethan Hicks by clicking here or calling (804) 412-0623.

The Town of Ashland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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