Police – Welcome

Chief Keohane

John F. Keohane, Police Chief

Welcome to the official website for the Hopewell Police Department. As our mission statement outlines, the Hopewell Police Department takes great pride in providing superior innovative law enforcement services through professionalism to our community.


This website is an excellent example of our goal to strive for innovation and is one more way we endeavor to communicate with the members of our community. We hope your time visiting our website is informative; we also welcome your ideas to improve our website and our services.

Law Enforcement Accreditation BadgeOur mission is to create and sustain a safe community in the City of Hopewell. In order to accomplish this mission, we recognize the need to be able to efficiently and effectively communicate information as well as receive information from those we serve. Today’s Web environment allows for this extremely important communication.

Our Web site allows those who live, work, or otherwise frequent our City to become an active partner with the Hopewell Police Department in combating crime and enhancing quality of life. This occurs by you being informed about our police department and the community, and by you informing us about concerns, problems, and relevant information that may result in our preventing criminal activity, solving crimes, and dealing with issues that may improve the quality of life in our community.

Hopewell Police PALS Summer Camp 2014

Kids aged 6-16 were invited to join the Hopewell Police PAL’S for a week of fun (8-11 to 8-15). Activities included gym time, movies, arts & crafts, outdoor time Lunch and Dinner Meals, Zumba, Olympic events & bowling.  We had a great turn out and are looking forward to being bigger and better next year. See the Hopewell Police Department Facebook page for pictures of the camp activities.

Contact Us

Police headquarters is located in the City Hall building at 300 North Main Street. Hours of operation for administration are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. The Communications Center is operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

911 (24 hour Emergency Telephone)
804-541-2222 (Non-Emergency Telephone)


Fingerprinting for Employment, Background Checks, & Sex Offender Registry is provided from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some Fingerprinting requires a minimal charge.

Emergency Police Services

The City of Hopewell maintains an Enhanced 911 System that provides the communications center with phone numbers and addresses from which a call is being placed. The phone number and location appear on a screen for the communications officer to view within two seconds after the 911 call is answered. This feature enables communications officers to dispatch emergency assistance even if the caller is unable to relay their location.

The Hopewell Police Department invites you to stay instantly informed of trusted, Hopewell neighborhood-level public safety and community information. You choose the information you want, for the addresses you want, all delivered for free, by text message, email and web.  Sign up now!