Office of Professional Standards

The Office of Professional Standards is responsible for Accreditation and Internal Affairs.


In 2013, The Hopewell Police Department became the 85th Virginia Law Enforcement agency to achieve the coveted status of accreditation by Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC). The Office of Professional Standards & Development ensures the department maintains yearly and ongoing compliance of the nearly 190 standards and 580 requirements as mandated by the Accreditation Commission. Accreditation symbolizes the department’s commitment to professionalism and excellence in all aspects of public safety.

Internal Affairs

The mission of the Internal Affairs component within the Office of Professional Standards and Development is to maintain and further enhance the integrity of the department. This is accomplished through the full, fair, transparent, and objective investigation into all allegations of misconduct on the part of Police Department personnel.

Report Allegations

If you wish to report an allegation of police employee misconduct, please choose from the following options:

  • Option 1: Report the incident to an “on-duty” police supervisor (via phone).
    • Police supervisors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To request to speak with a supervisor regarding an allegation of misconduct, call (804) 541-2222. Your call will either be transferred to the on-duty supervisor (if immediately available) or promptly returned by the supervisor as soon as possible.
  • Option 2: Report the incident at Headquarters (in person).
    • Police Supervisors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are available at Police Headquarters located at:
      150 W. Randolph Road
      Hopewell, VA 23860
  • Option 3: Report the incident directly to Internal Affairs (phone, in person, e-mail, postal mail).