215 E. Main St.
In Case of Emergency, call: 911
Administrative Office Hours:
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday
James E. Day
F. Todd Foreman
A Virginia State Accredited Agency
The Bedford Police Department will work in open partnership with the Citizens of Bedford to provide honest, fair and effective law enforcement services. Our constant objective will be to protect life, property and liberty for all people in a fair and equitable manner.
UPDATE - Community Awareness Meeting
The March meeting will be occurring on March 18, 2014 instead of the normally scheduled meeting date of March 13th.
The Neighborhood Awareness program has succeeded for many years, due to the willingness and commitment of residents and businesses to work together as a whole community to ensure that Bedford remains a strong, safe and enjoyable place to live an work.
In the beginning, the focus was on creating awareness groups for each neighborhood. But we found out what effects one neighborhood affects us all. Beginning in 2014, we will address issues as a whole community. Which leads to the new name, Community Awareness.
Please click HERE for a list of upcoming meetings and the new 2014 Community Awareness Flyer.
INTERESTED IN WHAT CRIMES ARE OCCURING IN YOUR AREA? USE OUR NEW ONLINE SERVICE!
Another new service by your Bedford VA Police Department: Try this link www.raidsonline.com to see what crimes are occurring in the Town or in your specific neighborhood. To start, type Bedford, VA in the address block, then use the drop down menus to query the crimes and the dates that you want to see. Currently, data has been loaded back to May 1, 2013 and is uploaded every morning. If you have difficulty call us at 540-587-6011 and Lt. Foreman will walk you through the process.
EVERBRIDGE - NEW TOWN OF BEDFORD ALERT SYSTEM!
Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our Emergency Alert Program. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods. You can also opt to receive non-emergency informative information.
You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how. You may opt out of the system or change your preferences at any time.
Please note that you will recieve ALL EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS whether you opt in or opt out of the alert system.
To sign up, please click HERE
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Safety Day at Centerfest:
On September 28, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the Bedford Police Department will be hosting Safety Day at Centerfest. There will be police vehicles, fire trucks, rescue squads and rescue equipment. There will also be safety displays, police car show to benefit Special Olympics and a child safety seat check. We hope to see you there!
Please click HERE for the 2013 Police Car Show Flyer!
For years, the Neighborhood Awareness program sponsored by the Bedford Police Department has proven to be one of the most effective means of crime prevention available for residents. Now we're initiating Business Watch, a crime prevention alliance of local businesses and their employees and the Bedford Police Department to help reduce and prevent crimes occurring in our business community.
If you are a business owner or merchant, we encourage you to attend. Together we can work towards securing your business against crime. Please click HERE for a list of upcoming meetings.
For more information about the Business Watch program, contact: Lt. Todd Foreman at 540-587-6011 or by emailing email@example.com.
3rd Annual Police Car Show:
Join us for out 3rd Annual Police Car Show! The event will be held during Centerfest on September 29, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at 212 East Main Street (Parking Lot of the Main Street United Methodist Church). There will be law enforcement vehicles from all around the area. The department vehicle with the most votes wins bragging rights and a trophy! Everyone can participate, votes only cost one penny each. This event is sponsored by Southern Police Equipment and all funds raised will be donated to Special Olympics.
To register vehicle entries, law enforcement agencies need to contact Lt. Todd Foreman, Bedford Police Department at: 540-587-6011 or Captain Tim Hayden, Bedford Sheriff's Office at: 540-586-4800.
3rd Annual Car Show Flyer!
Bedford's 4th Annual Crime Prevention Day:
Come join us as we celebrate safety and crime prevention successes in our community! On October 10th, communities nationwide will be joining forces to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood spirit and community/police partnership.
A special evening event will be held at the Bedford Farmer's Market on October 10, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back! For more information about this event, please contact Bedford Police Department at 540-587-6011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
4th Annual Crime Prevention Day Flyer!
Urban Archery Ordinance:
The new urban archery ordinance was passed by town council. Early archery season will begin September 1, 2013. Please click HERE to view the new Urban Archery Ordinance.
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