Bureau of Field Operations (BFO)

The Bureau of Field Operations has as its primary responsibility the patrolling of over 74,000 miles of state roadways and interstate highways throughout Virginia. Personnel provide both traffic enforcement and criminal law enforcement.

The Commonwealth’s geography and size dictate the need to decentralize uniformed police services into seven field divisions. These divisions are further subdivided into 49 State Police areas that consist of one or more cities and/or counties. Manpower is allocated based upon workload demands at the city and county level.

See the Department’s Annual Report: Facts & Figures to learn more about Virginia State Police and the Bureau of Field Operations.

Bureau Director:
Lieutenant Colonel Matthew D. Hanley

Phone: (804) 674-2088


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

Physical Address:
Administrative Headquarters
7700 Midlothian Turnpike
North Chesterfield, VA 23235

Lieutenant Colonel Matthew D. Hanley
Lieutenant Colonel Matthew D. Hanley

Bureau Divisions