About Us

The new Residential Parking Permit ordinance will be enforced beginning Friday, August 25, 2023. To view the new ordinance, click here.

About the Ashland Police Department

The Ashland Police Department is a full service law enforcement agency that provides 24 hour service to it's citizens. The Ashland Police Department has an authorized staff of 27 sworn positions and three civilians. 

The department is located at 601 England Street, the main east-west corridor of the Town. Lobby hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. An emergency call box that will call 911 when activated is located at the front door the the Police Department to summon assistance when our lobby is closed.

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 further information, please contact us at (804) 798-1227.

Mission Statement 

The mission of the Town of Ashland Police Department is to provide professional law enforcement services to our citizens, our businesses and our visitors. We will uphold justice, with compassion, integrity, and courage.


Core Values

The following values will guide the actions of all members of the Ashland Police Department:

SUSTAINABILITY: We meet the needs of the present 
without compromising future generations through long-term planning, efficient operations, responsible management of community resources, and developing the capacity to withstand and grow from difficulties.
INTEGRITY: We consistently take the high road to do what is moral, ethical, legal, honest, fair, and humane. We are particularly mindful when doing so is difficult or when behind closed doors. 

COMMUNITY: We are a unique place where people 
care about each other and contribute their enthusiasm, skills and resources to solve common problems or create shared events and celebrations.

EQUITY: We always provide the highest level of 
service to all residents and stakeholders and strive to include them in the political process.

EXCELLENCE: We deliver highly competent, citizen focused 
services. We are always working to improve the quality, efficiency, and skill with which those services are delivered.

Local & State Government Links

Helpful Links

Online Forms
  • Business Night Card
  • Commendation/Complaint
  • Crime Tips
  • Festival Permit Application
  • Freedom of Information Act
  • Property Check Request
  • Off Duty Employment Request
  • Traffic Safety Request
  • Solicitor/Peddler Permit

Citizen Resources

  • Hanover Safe Place
  • National Crime Prevention Council
  • Neighborhood Watch Information
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Rail Safety Education
  • Hanover Cares
  • Safe Kids
  • Opioid Addiction Resources
  • VA ABC
  • VSP Traffic Stop Data Collection Portal
  • Homeland Security Victim Notification Program