News Flash

Posted on: February 27, 2024

Danville PD Holds Black History Month Event

Black History Month Event 2024

To celebrate and commemorate individuals during Black History Month, the Danville Police Department held an event showcasing various individuals who have impacted their communities, locally and globally Saturday, Feb. 24, at 1 Community Way.

Interns from E...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2024

Available Now - Danville PD Times Volume 2 Issue 1

Danville PD Times Vol 2 Edition 1

The Danville PD Times, a free quarterly newsletter of the Danville Police Department, is now available by clicking here

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2024

Boys to Men Graduates 15

Boys to Men Graduation

On Friday, Feb. 23, the fourth graduation ceremony for the Boys to Men program was held at the Danville Police Department.

The program, with 15 graduates Friday from the RISE Academy, began in 2023. Under the leadership of Sgt. D.C. Ferguson, Boys to Men p...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2024

Sign Up Now: Easterific 2024 Returns to DPD

Easterific

The Danville Police Department’s annual Easterific event returns on March 28.

Donations and sign-ups are now open until full.

This year, the Department has a goal of reaching 100 children who otherwise may not receive an Easter basket.

For anyone i...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2024

Second Volunteer Swear-In Ceremony Held

Danville Police Department Volunteers Group Photo

Nine new volunteers officially took a pledge Thursday, Feb. 15, with the Danville Police Department during a ceremony held in the multipurpose room at 1 Community Way.

During the ceremony, the volunteers raised their right hand and recited a pledge read by...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2024

Man Wanted following January Shooting

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The Danville Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance locating a man charged with six felonies stemming from a shooting that occurred in the 500 block of Keen Street on January 17, 2024, where a 19-year-old male was struck.

Devonta Le...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2024

Beddoo Charged following Officer Involved Shooting

Beddoo, Nicholas

Danville Police Department officers were involved in a shooting in the 500 block of Apollo Avenue Wednesday, Jan. 17.

During de-escalation attempts, Nicholas Beddoo, 24, of Danville, drew a handgun from his waistband and officers gave him commands to drop ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2024

Scam Warning

News Alert

The Danville Police Department is aware of phone calls being made regarding missed court dates, and payment being requested over the phone to clear charges.

This is a scam. The Danville Police Department will never call individuals seeking payment over the...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2024

Officers Named from Officer Involved Shooting

News Alert

CONTACT: MATT BELL, Police Public Relations Specialist434-857-3316matt.bell@danvilleva.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Danville Police Department officers were involved in a shooting in the 500 block of Apollo Avenue Wednesday, Jan. 17.

Pursuant to department poli...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2024

Shooting Investigation

News Alert

CONTACT: MATT BELL, Police Public Relations Specialist 434-857-3316matt.bell@danvilleva.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Danville Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred around 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, in the 500 block of Keen St...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2024

Officer Involved Shooting

News Alert

CONTACT: MATT BELL, Police Public Relations Specialist 434-857-3316matt.bell@danvilleva.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Danville Police Department officers were involved in a shooting in the 500 block of Apollo Avenue Wednesday, Jan. 17.

Shortly after 4 p...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2024

UPDATE: Burglary Investigation

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7 p.m. 1/15/24 UPDATE: This burglary investigation is active and ongoing. The previous information published was based on an initial report provided to the Danville Police Department, however, the number of individuals involved and any physical identifier...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2024

Child Pornography Charges Made

011224 Child Pornography Charges

Over the course of the last month, the Danville Police Department has arrested two individuals with multiple child pornography charges. A third individual also has charges pending.

The Danville Police Department investigated a potential child pornography t...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2024

Applications Available for 2024 Summer Youth Police Academy

Summer Youth Police Academy Sign Ups (1)

Youth ages 9-17 are invited to participate in the 6th annual Youth Police Academy, an exciting summer camp free of charge.

The academy goes from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, from June 10-27. Early drop off and late pick up is available. Br...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2024

Promotions

December 2023 Promotions

The Danville Police Department made the following promotions during two ceremonies held the week of December 28.

Tim Jones was promoted on December 28 to deputy chief from assistant chief following Chris Wiles’ promotion to Chief earlier in the m...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2023

Chief Announces Command Staff Appointments

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Chief of Police Chris Wiles is pleased to announce the following appointments to the Danville Police Department Command Staff.

Timothy Jones is being appointed Deputy Chief.

Jones, who previously served as Assistant Chief of Operations, is a Danville native...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 21, 2023

Traffic Fatality

News Alert

The Danville Police Department and Virginia State Police are investigating a traffic crash that resulted in a fatality Wednesday evening, Dec. 20.

At 7:09 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to the 1900 block of Goodyear Boulevard and found a vehicle driven...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2023

Danville PD Times SPECIAL EDITION

Danville PD Times SPECIAL EDITION

A special edition of Danville PD Times is available by clicking here. View and download your copy today.

Danville PD Times is a free, quarterly publication of the Danville Police Department that is available online and in print at 1 Community Way, the depa...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2023

Danville Passion Project Box

Danville Passion Project Box

CONTACT: MATT BELL, Police Public Relations Specialist434-857-3316matt.bell@danvilleva.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Danville Police Department was presented with a box today by WoodmenLife Virginia filled with items for youth dealing with tragedy.

Deemed th...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2023

Shooting Suspect Arrested; No Injuries

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CONTACT: MATT BELL, Police Public Relations Specialist434-857-3316matt.bell@danvilleva.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A suspect is in custody following a shots fired incident that occurred Saturday, Dec. 16, in the 1000 block of Piney Forest Rd. at Skatetown.

No ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2023

RESOLVED: Toys for Tots Incident

News Alert

1:20 p.m. 12/12/23 UPDATE: RESOLVED: Toys for Tots IncidentThe Toys for Tots theft has been resolved. No crime has been committed. Upon seeing the Danville Police Department news release, the individual came forward and returned the toys collected. The in...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2023

Winter IDDU Graduation Held

IDDU Graduation

The eighth Incarceration Doesn’t Define Us (I.D.D.U.) graduating class was honored during a ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the Danville Police Department. I.D.D.U. provides resources and assistance to citizens who have recently been released from ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2023

Arrest Made in November Shooting

News Alert

The Danville Police Department has arrested a 16-year-old for his role in a shooting that occurred earlier this month.

The 16-year-old is being held at W.W. Moore Detention Home without bond and is charged with robbery, malicious wounding, shooting from a ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases