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Bedford Police Department

215 E. Main St.
(p) 540.587.6011
(f) 540.586.7198
police@bedfordva.gov
In Case of Emergency, call: 911

Administrative Office Hours:
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday













Chief

James E. Day









Captain

Jim Bennett

Lieutenant

F. Todd Foreman

Administrative Assistant

Cynthia Hedrick

Records Technician

Kelly Mitchell

Bedford Police Department

A Virginia State Accredited Agency




Mission Statement:

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.


Announcements:


Safety Day at Centerfest:
On September 27, 2014 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!


2014 Law Enforcement Car Show for Special Olympics:
Calling on law enforcement agencies throughout Virginia as well as neighboring states to help us out with this year's car show for Special Olympics. We hope you will be able to participate in our 5th annual car show for Special Olympics. Get your department's car ready to show off for bragging rights! The event will be held during Centerfest on September 27, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at 212 East Main Street (Parking Lot of the Main Street United Methodist Church). 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 Bedford Police Department and all funds raised will be donated to Special Olympics. This event is held in conjunction with our town's Autumn Centerfest. Come spend the day with us and see the beautiful Town of Bedford, the Blue Ridge Mountains and the D-Day Memorial while you are here!

For more information, contact Lt. Todd Foreman at 540-587-6011 or by email tforeman@bedfordva.gov

5th Annual Car Show Flyer!



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
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Cop Camp 2014
Cop Camp is set to start July 7, 2014. Help us to make this our most fantastic year of camp! This will be our tenth year celebration and we would like to have our largest group ever! In 2013, due to the contributions from businesses and private individuals, we were able to increase our camp size from 125 children to 150 children. Your help is greatly appreciated in getting us to an even larger group of children.
Donations Are Appreciated! These are the items that are needed for camp. An inexpensive donation of one of these items goes a very long way in helping us make it through the week! Drop your donations off at the Police Department.

Registration Information:


Camp is free to all children and a daily lunch along with beverages throughout the day will be provided. Registration will begin Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. at the Police Department. YOU MUST COME TO THE DEPARTMENT FOR REGISTRATION.
Bedford Police Department, 215 E. Main Street, Bedford VA 24523, Phone: 540-587-6011



UPDATE - Community Awareness Meeting
The March meeting will be occurring on March 18, 2014 instead of the normally scheduled meeting date of March 13th.

Community Awareness:
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.



Business Watch:
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 police@bedfordva.gov.



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 police@bedfordva.gov.

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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Links


Victim Notification Program

US Department of Homeland Security - DHS

FBI

Virginia State Police

VA Sex Offender Registry

DRIVE SMART Virginia

Smart Safe and Sober

HEAT

Virginia Crime Prevention Association

Virginia Dept of Emergency Management

Ready Virginia

FEMA

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy

National Law Enforcement & Firefighters Children's Foundation



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