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Culpeper Police Department
Letter from the Chief

I would like to welcome you to our website and thank you for taking the time to visit.


The Town of Culpeper is located about 75 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. Our historic town was create in 1759 and since that time has grown and prospered. The 7.3 square miles town is a wonderful and vibrant community located in the foothills of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. The town has a population of over 20,000 and growing.


In 1993, the town was recognized as one of America's Top 10 Small Towns. To the citizens here, it remains one of the best small towns.


The Culpeper Police Department is an internationally accredited, full service law enforcement agency. The department is comprised of 48 sworn officers and nine administrative employees. Each of our employees, both sworn and non-sworn, are well-trained. Our personnel use up-to-date equipment to better serve our citizens.


The department is dedicated to our community and proves high quality service in a courteous and professional manner. Our staff is committed to providing a safe community for our residents and visitors. We enjoy the relationships we have forged with our citizens and work in partnership with other agencies so that we can continue to live and thrive in this wonderful community we call home.


When you visit our town, we hope you stop by our department and say hello. We were proud to name our building at Sgt. Roscoe H Ford, a 35-year veteran of our department. Thank you again for visiting our site and we hope you enjoy your time in our town.


Chris Settle
Chief of Police