Roanoke Police Department
See Yourself in Blue
The Roanoke Police Department is hiring dedicated and professional individuals who wish to serve and make a difference in the City of Roanoke. If that sounds like you, then please don't hesitate to reach out to a recruiter at the Roanoke Police Training Academy at (540) 853-2649. You can also apply by clicking here.
Experience A Taste Of What It's Like Being A Police Officer
For more information on the Department's Ride-Along Program, or to obtain an application to participate in the program, access our online form (PDF). It's an excellent way to see the challenges our law enforcement officers face in the field everyday.
Online Police Reporting
Online Police Reporting is now available for past offenses. IMMEDIATE POLICE RESPONSE WILL NOT OCCUR!
*If the offense you want to report occurred in another jurisdiction, please seek assistance in the location where the offense occurred.*
If you are having an emergency and need immediate response, please dial 911 using a phone or touch tone service. Knowingly making a false police report is a crime. By completing this online report, you agree that the information provided is the truth to the best of your knowledge.
Reports that can be filed include:
Use of Force Policy
The Roanoke Police Department’s Operational Directive 2.1.22 provides specific guidelines regarding lethal and less lethal use of force by members of the Roanoke Police Department.
Roanoke Police Department Analyses
The Roanoke Police Department’s Professional Standards Unit conducts a review and analysis of the department’s uses of force from the previous calendar year.
The Roanoke Police Department’s embedded criminologist conducts an annual Biased Based Policing report.
CALEA Law Enforcement Accreditation
The Roanoke Police Department and the Roanoke Police Academy participate in the CALEA Law Enforcement Accreditation process. As part of this process, we provide an opportunity for public feedback via the CALEA Portal, which can be located here: http://cimrs2.calea.org/634
The purpose of this public portal is to receive comments regarding our 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 our agency with information to support continuous improvement, as well as foster our pursuit of professional excellence.
It is important to know that 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.
If you do not speak, read, or write English well, the City will provide an interpreter at no cost to you! This is available for all services and programs the City offers. For language assistance, please call 540-329-3100.
Si usted no habla, lee, o escribe el inglés bien, ¡la Ciudad proporcionará un intérprete sin costo a usted! La interpretación está disponible por todos servicios y programas que ofrece la Ciudad. Para obtener asistencia lingüística, por favor llame a 540-329-3100.