Public Relations Office

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. 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.

Statewide office:
Administrative Headquarters
7700 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA  23235

Mailing Address: 
P. O. Box 27472,
Richmond, VA  23261

In accordance with Virginia State Police General Order ADM 2.14, the Public Relations Office is directed to coordinate the involvement of the news media in the development and revision of policies and procedures relating to the news media. Media representatives are invited to review the edits and updates made to General Order OPR 9.00 and provide comments to the Public Relations Manager via email at corinne.geller@vsp.virginia.gov or by phone at (804) 674-2789.

Regional Public Information Officers

Richmond, Culpeper, Appomattox, Wytheville, Chesapeake, Salem/Roanoke, and Fairfax County.

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.

STATEWIDE:

Public Relations Manager (Richmond)

Corinne Geller
7700 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, Virginia

REGIONAL:

Division I – Richmond

Vacant

Division Phone:
(804) 609-5500

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.

Division II – Culpeper

Sergeant Brent Coffey
15148 State Police Road
Culpeper, Virginia 22701
Phone: (540) 829-7713
Email: Brent.Coffey@
vsp.virginia.gov

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.)

Division III – Appomattox

Vacant

Division Phone:
(434) 352-7128

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.)

Division IV – Wytheville

Vacant

Division Phone:
(276) 228-3131

Cities:  Bristol, Norton, Galax
Counties: Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Giles, Grayson, Bland, Lee, Pulaski, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise and Wythe. (Including the cities and towns located in the above counties.)

Division V – Chesapeake

Sergeant Michelle Anaya
110 Pratt Street
Fort Monroe, Virginia 23651
Phone: (757) 727-4788
Email: michelle.anaya@
vsp.virginia.gov

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.)

Division VI – Salem/Roanoke

Sergeant Rick Garletts
3775 W. Main Street
Salem, Virginia 24153
Phone: (540) 375-9598
Email: rick.garletts@
vsp.virginia.gov

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.)

Division VII – Fairfax

Vacant

Division Phone:
(703) 803-0026

Cities:  Fairfax, Alexandria, and Arlington
Counties: Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William. (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 2×2 inch, passport-type photograph, is submitted to either:

Virginia Association of Broadcasters
630 Country Green Lane
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Attention:  Executive Director

OR

Virginia Press Association
11529 Nuckols Road
Glen Allen VA  23059
Attention:  Publication Editor

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.