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.

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:

Police_CPA_SCPA_Flyer-7-22-2015New 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 application deadline is August 7, 2015, for the Senior Citizens Academy and 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



Police_2015_NNO_logoIt is time to start planning for National Night Out, Tuesday, August 4, 2015. Register your event today! Watch the 2014 National Night Out slideshow, learn more about National Night Out, or see if your neighborhood has a registered an event by visiting our National Night Out webpage.  See if your neighborhood is already registered for National Night Out. Check back often as we will be regularly updating the spreadsheet.




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_Community_Day 2015_poster_jpgAs part of our Operation Summer Heat initiative, join us for Community Day on August 1, 2015, from 10 AM – 2 PM at the County’s Western Government Center located at 4301 E. Parham Road. Call 501-4838 for more information. Download the printable flyer or brochure to share with family and friends. Check out what will be at Community Day by downloading the event map brochure.




Download the Community Day event map brochure here. Find out which displays you want to visit and discover other exciting activities available for all ages. We hope to see you there!









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. The next training session will be a 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

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