Douglas A. Middleton, Chief of Police


 The Henrico County Police Division is fully accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

As an internationally accredited law enforcement agency, our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Henrico County through innovative crime prevention strategies and partnerships.

 Henrico County Police Division’s Body Worn Camera Policy


Chief Douglas A. Middleton is updating the Division’s Five Year Strategic Business Plan, and he wants your ideas, comments, and participation.  As part of the Division’s Technology Enhanced Modern Policing (TEMPO) business model, this plan will shape the Division over the next five years.  

Please join us in a partnership to continue our tradition of excellence by taking the survey for the Five Year Strategic Business Plan to share with us your ideas and comments. (If you want to take the Operation Summer Heat survey, please see below.)


Latest News:

The UCI Road World Championships – September 19 – 27

The UCI Road World Championships will directly impact Henrico County on September 18, 19, 20, and 23. For information about which areas will be affected, road closures, and upcoming meetings to discuss these temporary changes, please see the Visit Henrico website.




Henrico County Police Division Now Hiring!

Are you thinking about starting a challenging, exciting career? Henrico County Police Division is now accepting applications for Communications Officers through October 19, 2015, for the 66th Basic Communications Academy starting in February 2016.  Apply today at henricojobs.com.







Click here for the printable flyer
to share with family and friends.




Don’t miss the next FREE Child Safety Seat Check and Installation event! Click here for the printable flyer to share with family, friends, and neighbors.













New extended deadline for Citizens Police Academy!

Henrico County Police Division is now accepting applications for its fall sessions of the Citizens Police Academy and Senior Citizens Police Academy. Download the application here or download the flyer to share with friends and family. Hurry! Seating is limited. The Division is no longer accepting applications for the Senior Citizens Police Academy. The application deadline is September 4, 2015, for the Citizens Academy.








Henrico County Police Division Announces Policy Changes for Juvenile Arrests

Effective July 1, 2015, the Henrico County Police Division will implement its modified arrest procedures for juveniles.  The policy modifications are intended to place more emphasis on the diversion process and officer discretion.  The updated policy applies to all arrest of juveniles regardless of the offense location or the arresting officer’s assignment.  This will ensure consistency among all Police Division components.

Line Procedure Policy

General Order Policy






Henrico Police are turning up the “heat” on crime this summer with their Operation Summer Heat initiative. Please check out our Summer Heat web page to download crime prevention brochures and videos designed to help keep you safe this summer.

Let us know how we are doing in our efforts to keep you safe. Take the survey here for Operation Summer Heat.







Police_Poster_Faith Community_October_meetingsAre you a leader in the Faith Community?

Please join us at one of the next series of Community Coalition meetings, and share this flyer with other Faith Community Leaders you may know.  Each of the upcoming meetings will feature a training session and discussion about onsite safety and security for places of worship.  We look forward to working together with you to address issues in your communities.  See photos on Twitter from our first series of meetings.












Police_LFV_ Gym_single_flyette-jpgLarcenies from Vehicles Alert:

Larcenies from vehicles are on the rise again – especially at work out facilities!

Learn how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of larcenies from vehicles by watching this YouTube video. Click here for a brochure on how to protect yourself from this crime while you are at the gym. 





Tool Shed Larcenies Alert:

Police_toolshed Help us reduce tool shed larcenies. Learn how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of tool shed larceny by watching this HCTV-17 video.







Have you heard about TEMPO?

Police_TEMPO_brochure_icon The Henrico County Police Division recently adopted its new policing business model, TEMPO. TEMPO is an acronym that stands for Technology-Enhanced Modern Policing Operations.  Learn more about TEMPO by clicking here to view the brochure.  To hear what Chief Douglas A. Middleton has to say about TEMPO, click here to view his video address on the Henrico Police Division’s YouTube Channel.













Employment with the Henrico County Police Division

Now hiring!  Accepting Communications Officers applications through October 19, 2015.

Henrico Police vehicles are equipped with laptop computers to assist officers with obtaining information on the go.
Henrico Police vehicles are equipped with laptop computers to assist officers with obtaining information on the go.

Are you interested in a career as a Police Officer?

See if you have what it takes to become one of our officers. View this video production by HCTV-17 on the 49th Police academy or review  qualifications, salary, benefits, and more.



Henrico County’s 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center has state-of-the-art equipment and training.

Are you interested in a career as a Communications Officer?

Do you have what it takes to become a CO? View this video production by HCTV-17 (part 1) (part 2) to find out!

The County offers a comprehensive benefit package to full-time employees hired in authorized positions.
The County of Henrico does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.




Quick Links

Community Resource Guide

Virginia Secretary of Public Safety John Marshall officially recognized Henrico County as a Certified Crime Prevention Community (CCPC) and congratulated the county's 11 new Certified Crime Prevention Specialists in a ceremony held January 20, 2004.



Citizen Satisfaction Survey


Take our surveyThe Henrico County Police Division conducts a Citizen Satisfaction Survey in order to improve the services to our community. We continually strive to provide the best possible law enforcement services to all those who work in, live in or visit Henrico County. Your valuable input will assist in evaluating and improving these services. Click the graphic to complete the survey.


Annual Report and Strategic Plan

Police_AR_iconAnnual Report (PDF)
Police_SBPiconFive Year Strategic Plan (PDF)



For information on equipment obtained through Federal Grants or from the military, click on the links below:

Additional Grant Funded Equipment List as of June 2015

Federal Military Surplus – 1033

Federal Grants

Federal Military Donated

Federal Grant Funded Vehicles