List of law enforcement agencies in Virginia

This is a list of law enforcement agencies in the state of Virginia.

According to the US Bureau of Justice Statistics' 2008 Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, the state had 340 law enforcement agencies employing 22,848 sworn police officers, about 293 for each 100,000 residents.[1]

State agencies

Special District agencies

County agencies

County agencies in Virginia include:[2]

City sheriffs

City sheriffs include:[2]

City agencies

City agencies include:[2]

Town agencies

Town agencies include:[2]

Airport agencies

Institutional (University/College Campus Police) agencies

Authorized Private Police Departments

Per Virginia Code 9.1-101, which provides that any DCJS recognized Private Police Departments in existence as of January 1, 2013, shall remain authorized Virginia Private Police Departments. In section 3 of the code it lists as follows:

"3. That, for the purposes of this act, the following private police departments were in existence on January 1, 2013, and were recognized as private police departments by the Department of Criminal Justice Services at that time: Aquia Harbor Police Department, the Babcock and Wilcox Police Department, the Bridgewater Airpark Police Department, the Carilion Police and Security Services Department, the Kings Dominion Park Police Department, the Kingsmill Police Department, the Lake Monticello Police Department, the Massanutten Police Department, and the Wintergreen Police Department."[3]

Federal agencies

Railroad Police

Defunct law enforcement agencies


  1. 2008 Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, by Brian A Reaves, US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, July 2011
  2. "Criminal Justice Directory". Department of Criminal Justice Services, Virginia. Retrieved 2015-07-22.
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