The Woodstock Police Department is a professional accredited organization that pride themselves on community safety and service above all else. They are always striving for excellence and this is evident in their work and relationships with the community.
Below we have highlighted a few of their greatest accomplishments to date and a few services specific to businesses. More information can be found on our municipal website.
In May, 2018, the Woodstock Police Department became an accredited agency through the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission, a distinction that took many hours to achieve by dedicated staff and one only ninety-seven of the three hundred and seventy law enforcement agencies identified in the Commonwealth of Virginia can claim. The Woodstock Police Department is one of the smaller agencies to achieve this coveted award which essentially provides a layer of protection for the community and its citizens, the law enforcement officers, and the organization itself. Through accreditation, law enforcement agencies are provided a plethora of industry standards, developed by professionals, that are based on law enforcement best practices. Agencies that achieve accreditation are required to develop policy and implement strategies to meet those standards on a consistent basis. The agency also is subject to scrutiny and review by assessors on a regular basis to determine compliance with the program. This periodic review of policy and procedures ensures that the agency is at least meeting, if not exceeding, industry standards.
Business Specific Services
Property Checks- If you are resident or property owner in the Town of Woodstock, and plan to be away from your home, you can request your property be checked by a patrol officer during their normal duties.
Safety Talks- Our officers are trained in a wide range of law enforcement related fields. If you would like to have an officer present information on any safety related issue, please contact the Police Department to schedule a date.
Parking Enforcement- The Woodstock Police Department employs a parking enforcement officer who ensures parking restrictions in the historic section of town are enforced. Parking in the historic district is restricted to either two hours for shopping or fifteen minutes for customer pick ups. All parking in this area is clearly marked.