Lieutenant Bill Breedlove

Police Academy
Title: Academy Director
Phone: (540) 853-2286

Lieutenant Breedlove began his career with the Roanoke Police Department in March 2006.  Lieutenant Breedlove began his law enforcement career with the Richmond City Police Department in 1996 and also served with the Roanoke County Police prior to coming to the Roanoke City Police Department. 

Lieutenant Breedlove has been assigned to the Patrol Division, where he served as a patrol officer, a K9 Officer, a Special Enforcement Unit Officer and a Field Training Officer.   

In 2006 Lieutenant Breedlove was assigned to the Criminal Investigation Bureau, Vice Unit. Here he conducted drug investigations throughout the Roanoke Valley. He was recognized by state and Federal courts as an expert in the field of distribution of drugs.  Lieutenant Breedlove was also assigned to the Criminal Investigations Bureau, Major Crime Unit and Organized Crime Unit.

In 2011 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. As a patrol sergeant he was responsible for overseeing daily activities, performance and scheduling of officers assigned to him on Bravo Platoon.

In 2012 he was reassigned as the Sergeant of the Professional Standards Unit. This unit conducts investigations of citizen complaints against department personnel and internal investigations. He also assisted in conducting Staff Inspections, to ensure each unit was meeting departmental standards.

In 2014 he was assigned to the Narcotics and Organized Crime Unit, where he also served as a supervisor for the HIDTA Unit.  He supervised detectives in large scale drug and violent crime investigations throughout the Roanoke Valley in partnership with Federal agencies.

In 2015 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.  Since being promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, Lieutenant Breedlove has supervised the Criminal Investigations Bureau, the Community Response Team and Alpha Platoon.

In October 2016 Lieutenant Breedlove was reassigned as the Academy Director. His main responsibilities are training for the department, recruiting applicants and maintaining the academy’s national accreditation status.  


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