Public Relations Office
7700 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23235
P. O. Box 27472,
Richmond, VA 23261
Regional Public Information Officers
The Public Relations Office serves as the primary contact for local, state, and national media through its response to incidents and dissemination of news releases about Department programs and activities. The office also maintains daily contact with the public through outreach and education.
Sergeant Dylan Davenport
2434 Pine Forest Drive,
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(804) 609-5508 telephone
Cities: Richmond, Petersburg, Hopewell, Colonial Heights
Counties: Amelia, Caroline, Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Essex, Goochland, Henrico, King and Queen, King William, Lancaster, Louisa, New Kent, Northumberland, Nottoway, Prince George, Powhatan, Richmond, Westmoreland.
Sergeant Brent Coffey
15148 State Police Road
Culpeper, Virginia 22701
(540) 829-7713 telephone
Cities: Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, and Winchester
Counties: Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Frederick, Madison, Orange, Page, Rappahannock, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Warren. (Including the cities and towns located in the above counties.)
(434) 352-7128 (Div. III telephone)
Cities: Charlottesville, Lynchburg, and Staunton
Counties: Augusta, Albemarle, Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte Cumberland, Fluvanna, Greene, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nelson, and Prince Edward. (Including the cities and towns located in the above counties.
Sergeant Michelle Anaya
110 Pratt Street
Fort Monroe, Virginia 23651
(757) 727-4788 telephone
Cities: Chesapeake, Hampton, Norfolk, Newport News, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg
Counties: Accomack, Brunswick, Northampton, Gloucester, Greensville, Isle of Wight, James City, Mathews, Middlesex, and Southampton, Surry, Sussex, and York (Including the cities and towns located in the above counties.)
Sergeant Rick Garletts
3775 W. Main Street
Salem, Virginia 24153
(540) 375-9598 telephone
Cities: Roanoke and Salem
Counties: Allegheny, Bath, Bedford, Botetourt, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Henry, Highland, Montgomery, Patrick, Pittsylvania Roanoke, and Rockbridge. (Including the cities and towns located in the above counties.)
MEDIA IDENTIFICATION CARDS:
Reporters, photographers, and video personnel employed by a Virginia Association of Broadcasters (VAB) or a Virginia Press Association (VPA) media agency should contact their publisher or station manager to complete and notarize a State Police Identification Card Application.
Note: Identification cards are issued for a period of three years. Renewal forms are available from the VAB or VPA.
The notarized application, accompanied by a 2x2 inch, passport-type photograph, is submitted to either:
The VAB or VPA will construct the card and forward the notarized application or renewal form and any accompanying correspondence to the Virginia State Police, Public Relations Office in Richmond. The State Police record the application, the Superintendent signs the card, and then it is mailed to the broadcasting station or newspaper.