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This website and all related software and hardware are intended for the communication, transmission, processing and storage of information by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this system, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to utilize this system for other than its intended purposes are prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution.

Reference herein to any specific commercial products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Commonwealth of Virginia. The information and statements contained on this server shall not be used for the purposes of advertising, nor to imply the endorsement or recommendation of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

While the Division of Capitol Police makes every effort to ensure the timeliness and accuracy of the information on this site, the Division makes no representations or warranties with respect to completeness, or suitability for any purpose. Neither the Division of Capitol Police nor its employees will be liable for any loss, damage or inconvenience arising from the use of the information contained on or accessible from this site, including linked information. You should check any information before acting or relying upon it.

The Division of Capitol Police only collects personal information to the extent necessary to provide services or benefits. We do not sell or rent user information to any outside company or organization. We do not reveal specific information about users or other personally identifiable data to unaffiliated third parties for their independent use, except if required to do so by the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) or other law.


If you decide to send us an electronic mail message (e-mail), the message usually will contain your return e-mail address. If you include personally-identifying information in your e-mail because you want us to address issues specific to your situation, we may use that information to respond to your request. Sometimes, we forward your e-mail to other state agencies that may be better able to help you or answer your question. We do not distribute lists of e-mail addresses.

The Division is pleased to respond to general e-mail inquiries concerning its services, but state and federal laws do not allow us to provide personal, confidential or case-specific information through this forum. Also, e-mail inquiries sent to the Division are not secure or confidential.

Interactive Forms

On some of our Web pages we may offer interactive forms that let you voluntarily submit personal information (such as your e-mail address, name and address). All submitted information is used only for the expressed purposes for which it is intended and is not made available to any third party.

Statistical Information

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the Web site, read pages, or download information, our Web site's server may automatically record some general information about your visit, such as:

  1. The Internet domain for your Internet service, such as "" or "" if you use a private Internet access account, or "" if you connect from a college or university domain and IP address (a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our site
  2. The type and version of browser (such as "Netscape version X" or "Internet Explorer version X") that you use and the type of operating system you use (such as Macintosh, Unix, or Windows)
  3. The date and time you visit our site, and the Web pages that you visit on our site
  4. The address of the previous Web site you were visiting, if clicked through to us from another Web site

We use this information for statistical analysis to help us make our site more useful to visitors. This information is only used internally, does not record information about individuals and will be used only for internal management purposes.

"Cookies" are small files either stored on a server or sent back to a visiting computer. In certain applications user information is stored as "cookies", which are then sent back to and stored on the user's computer.

The Division of Capitol Police website does not currently use cookies on any of its pages.

This website may contain hypertext links to other websites and pages containing information created and maintained by public and private organizations other than the Division of Capitol Police. The Division, at its sole discretion, will determine which external websites are linked to. The inclusion of a hypertext link to an external website is not intended as an endorsement of any product or service offered or referenced on the linked website, the organizations sponsoring said website, or any views that might be expressed or referenced in the website.

Hypertext links to external websites and pages may be removed or replaced at the sole discretion of the Division at any time without notice.

If any link on our website is not working, please contact the Division using the information provided on our Contact Us page.