- Uniform Patrol
- Neighborhood Resource Officer Program
- Criminal Investigations Division
- Crime Analyst
- Special Investigations Unit
- BATF, DEA & U.S. Marshal Task Force Officers
AboutThe Uniform Patrol Division provides the community with around-the-clock professional police service and crime prevention. While all departments are essential, patrol is the backbone of our department. Our patrol officers also serve as neighborhood resource officers who provide personal service to 22 areas in the city of Martinsville.
This program breaks our city into twenty-two individual neighborhoods. Each neighborhood has an assigned patrol officer which gives them the chance to meet our residents on a more personal level. The officers conduct door-to-door meetings to check on residents and hear their concerns.
The Police Department is seeking a grant for 2019 and 2020 to continue to pay officers overtime to perform Neighborhood Resource Officer activities.
Investigators assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division work diligently with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office to provide high-quality criminal cases for prosecution. Investigators process and collect evidence, interview witnesses and suspects, and are advocates for victims of crimes.
The Martinsville Police Department partners with the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, the Department of Social Services (CPS and APS), the Southside Survivor Response Center (SSRC), and other partners around the City of Martinsville and surrounding areas.
The division is lead by a Lieutenant and is comprised of four investigators and one crime analyst.
Martinsville Police Department uses the skills of a crime analyst. The analyst works under the Criminal Investigations Division and assists patrol with growing crime trends. The analyst compiles information from the police reports submitted by officers and then tracks crime trends. They also provide intel bulletins and updates for officers and surrounding jurisdictions.
The analyst also works to ensure all police reports are meeting state validation requirements as well as serving as the Crime Stoppers secretary and assisting with the Domestic Violence Initiative/Lethality Assessment Program.
This unit focuses on narcotics, organized crime activity, and quality-of-life-related crimes. All investigators work closely with many other local, state, and federal agencies such as:
- Local Sheriff’s Office
- Virginia State Police
- Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control
- Federal Bureau Investigations
- Drug Enforcement Agency
- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
- U.S. Marshall’s Task Force
The special investigations unit consists of a lieutenant, a sergeant, and two Task Force Officers.
During the fiscal year 2019, Martinsville Police Department Special Investigations Unit participated in numerous Federal, State, and Local Investigations with successful resolutions. The Police Department Special Investigations Unit investigated approximately 257 cases with numerous cases ongoing and pending.
The Special Investigations Unit participated in 4 Grand Jury terms with subsequent arrest operations focusing on Narcotic dealers and users. We also conducted two arrest operations for outstanding warrants mainly focusing on multiple Felony Probation Violations offenders.
The Martinsville Police Department has two senior officers assigned to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Drug Enforcement Administration Task Forces as well as four sergeants who serve as US Marshal Task Force Officers. These positions are sworn federal positions, in which the officers work with other federal agents to investigate violent crimes, violent firearm offense, and complex narcotic/diversion in the city and other surrounding areas.