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The Office of the Chief consists of the chief of police, assistant chief, executive assistant to the chief, human resources director, accreditation manager, public information officer, internal affairs investigator,  fiscal officer and administrative assistant.

Whether you are a prospective Capitol Police employee, government official, state employee or visitor, we hope you will find this website useful and informative.

The Division of Capitol Police takes pride in the fact that we are the oldest police agency in the United States, dating to 1618 at Jamestown, Va., where we served as the Public Guard, a military unit of 10 men, to protect Gov. George Yeardley. Our legislative authority as Capitol police officers was granted in 1890.

Today, our division is proudly comprised of men and women who serve not only as police officers, but as ambassadors to the seat of Virginia's government.

To provide progressive law enforcement and security services to Virginia's government officials, employees, citizens of the Commonwealth and its visitors.

Leading the nation since 1618 in securing, protecting and serving the seat of government and its people.


  • Take pride in ourselves and DCP’s mission
  • Responsible and accountable for our actions and our work
  • Show initiative, work hard and always exceed expectations


  • Ethical, honest and fair in all that we do
  • Trustworthy, reliable and dependable with each other and those we serve
  • Team players who support each other and demonstrate a positive attitude


  • Project a positive image
  • Knowledgeable and competent in what is required to excel
  • Personable, tactful and forthcoming with information

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The rights of requesters and the responsibilities of the Division of Capitol Police under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act can be found by visiting Freedom of Information Act.

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