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A top priority of all Americans is a safe, secure neighborhood and environment in which they are able to pursue their life goals and ambitions free from the encumbrances of criminal elements. Rapid societal changes challenge the traditional role of law enforcement as crime fighter and law enforcer. Today, law enforcement must transcend its traditional role and utilize mutual problem solving and community based strategies to maximize crime prevention and crime control.

The mission of this Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in our community by working cooperatively with the public to preserve the peace, enforce the laws, prevent crime, reduce fear and provide for a safe community.

We remain committed, as a team, to ensure the citizens of Cape Charles a safe, secure environment and establish our agency as one of the finest in Virginia.

Jim Pruitt,
Chief of Police


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The Town of Cape Charles has partnered with Nixle to implement its Community Notification System to alert residents in real time for localized emergency situations and relevant community advisories.




Notifications will be sent by email or text.  You can register for notifications by completing the information below.  Once registered, you will receive a confirmation text to your mobile device or email.


Police Department
Chief Jim Pruitt
Office: 757.331.3096 (For assistance, please call 757.678.0458.)
Fax: 757.331.1817

Police Department
2 Plum Street, first floor
Cape Charles, VA 23310

For Emergencies, call 911.

To report Non-Emergency incidents or for Non-Emergency assistance, please call dispatch at 757.678.0458. 

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Town of Cape Charles
2 Plum Street Cape Charles, VA 23310
Phone: (757) 331-3259  |  Fax: (757) 331-4820
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