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Chief Chris Perkins

The Roanoke Police Department is dedicated to providing honest, efficient and effective law enforcement services. The protection of life, property, and civil liberties for all people in a fair and equitable manner shall be the Department's daily objective.


The Roanoke Police Department is proud to be a Certified Crime Prevention Community and is nationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

For more information on the Department's Ride-Along Program or to obtain an application to participate in the program click here.

Questions about starting a career with the Roanoke Police Department, email or call the Roanoke Police Training Academy, (540) 853-2649

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