Police Department

Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: (804) 843-2670
Administrative: (804) 843-2800
Mission StatementIt is the mission of the West Point Police Department to serve all people within our jurisdiction with respect, fairness and compassion. The West Point Police Department is committed to partnering responsively and professionally with Town individuals and businesses to reduce crime and enhance public safety.
ServicesThe Police Department offers the following programs to the children and citizens of West Point.

  • Child Fingerprinting
  • Halloween Safe Goodies Night at West Point Police Department
  • Tours of the Police Department
  • S.R.O. Program (School Resource Officers)
  • Chief's Children Safety Talk
  • Domestic Violence Task Force
  • Partner with King William Victim/Witness Program
  • Home Property Checks
  • Secured and Friendly Environment (SAFE) Program
6996-tim-sawyerMeet Our Dedicated Town of West Point Police Department:

Police Chief Tim Sawyer

Sergeant Stewart Meredith III wppd-merediths@west-point.va.us
Investigator Richard Morris wppd-morrisr@west-point.va.us
School Resource Officer Kate Kennedy wppd-kennedyk@west-point.va.us
School Resource Officer Bill P. Schramm wppd-schrammw@west-point.va.us
Police Officer Matt Boyle wppd-boylem@west-point.va.us
Police Officer Lisa Danuser wppd-danuserl@west-point.va.us
Police Officer Daryl Fair wppd-faird@west-point.va.us
Police Officer Trent Mason wppd-masont@west-point.va.us
Police Officer Chris Womack wppd-womackc@west-point.va.us
Police Officer Rodney Womack wppd-womackr@west-point.va.us

Organizational Values

We are committed to conducting ourselves in a manner that brings honor to the department, the Town, and ourselves.

We are committed to respecting the individual rights, human dignity and the value of all members of the community and the department.

We are committed to nurturing the public trust by holding ourselves accountable to the highest standards of professional conduct and ethics.

We are committed to providing the highest quality of law enforcement service to the community with the goal of enhancing the quality of life within the Town of West Point, Virginia.

We are committed to achieving a level of performance that exceeds all expectations. We begin with Pride and end with Excellence
History of the West Point Police DepartmentThe Town of West Point was incorporated on July 19, 1870 and realizing a need for a police department they employed Mr. Hunsford Anderson as Sergeant of the Town on September 15, 1870. His duties were not restricted to law enforcement functions, but included town clerk, treasurer, and duties of a town manager. On January 3, 1871, the Mayor, John Whitbeck, appointed eight special policemen whose duty would entail assisting the Sergeant when called upon to preserve the peace and to arrest any violators. These officers were paid one dollar [$1.00] per incident whereby an arrest or other special duties were performed. The Mayor appointed two police officers on October 4, 1876, Officers David D. Harrison and Andrew Hicks. Nearly one hundred years later, on July 1, 1976, the Town of West Point decided to obtain law enforcement coverage from the King William County Sheriff's Office. This contractual agreement continued for the next twenty-two years.

The Town decided to end its utilization of the Sheriff's Office and re-establish their own Police Department and on August 15th, 1998, the West Point Police Department was formed with six full time personnel, which included the Chief of Police, five police officers, and two civilian personnel.

The newly formed Police Department initiated its operational development through community-oriented policing. The Chief of Police initiated a walking beat on Main Street, where the majority of the town's businesses are located. The program known as "Park, Walk, and Talk," which entailed officers parking their patrol vehicles and walking Main Street the major commercial district, entering businesses to check on daily activities, and form a relationship with owners and citizens alike. The relationship with business owners assisted the department in reducing criminal activities, by obtaining information of any illegal activities that could be dissolved prior to it becoming a major problem.

In 1999, the West Point School system met with the Chief of Police to discuss the ongoing problems nationwide with school violence. The department obtained a grant for a school resource officer who would work in the schools on a full-time basis to form bonds with the youth of our community. The school resource officers interact with the students, staff, and parents on a daily basis continuing the community police philosophy adopted by the West Point Police Department.

The department utilized local news media and social media to deliver the department's mission statement "Dedication to Public Safety." The department understood that survival could not be achieved without full community support.
AccreditationThe department strives to remain current in its involvement in programs designed to educate the public about safety, awareness, and its law enforcement efforts in the community. One such way to promote these efforts in conjunction with conforming to the best management practices law enforcement is to become an accredited agency. The West Point Police Department accomplished this feat in 2013 and remains an active voice in the process throughout Virginia and the country and was re-accredited in 2017 and again in 2021. West Point continues to serve as a model to agencies both large and small on how a professional law enforcement organization functions.

The department has reached several of its original goals that the citizens of the Town of West Point originally had for their police department. The response times for calls for service have been reduced by fifty percent since the inception of the department. Through community police-oriented programs, we have built a relationship of trust and confidence in the community we serve. Citizens and officers are working together to deter and solve crimes that occur in our community. The West Point Police Department presently consists of a Chief of Police, Sergeant, two School Resource Officers, seven Patrol officers, one Investigator, and non-sworn civilian employees. The Chief of Police and/or the Public Information Officer frequently publish articles with the local news media to inform citizens of our education, public safety, and enforcement efforts. The technological advancement has been achieved through grants and personal expertise of its members.
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Emergency InformationEmergency Medical Information

If you live in the Town of West Point and you have a special medical condition, this information, along with directions to your home, can be entered into our 911 system and will appear on our 911 screen should we receive a call from you. It is helpful to have this information ahead of time since such details can be forgotten in an emergency. Please contact our non-emergency number for next steps:(804) 843-2670.