Pulaski Police Department

The Pulaski Police Department is the primary law enforcement agency of the Town. Department personnel consist of sworn officers, and non-sworn administrative employees. The Department is an accredited member of the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC). The Pulaski Police Department is committed to a partnership with our community and to ensure its citizens receive the highest quality of law enforcement.

Personnel / Divisions

The department's operations are managed by the Chief of Police, who is assisted by an administrative staff consisting of the Department Captain, Patrol Lieutenant, Criminal Investigations Lieutenant, Professional Standards Lieutenant, and the Administrative Manager. The department's activities are divided into three divisions: the Uniform Patrol Division, the Investigations Division, and the Professional Standards and Support Services Division. The Office of the Chief acknowledges that it takes every member of the agency and their professionalism and dedication to the department in order to achieve its mission.

Uniform Patrol Division

The Uniform Patrol Division is the primary enforcement unit of the Pulaski Police Department. The officers in this Division respond to citizen calls for service, investigate criminal activity and traffic crashes, conduct traffic enforcement, serve criminal warrants, conduct routine patrol of the Town, and participate in community policing efforts.

This division is also supported by K9 Juneau who performs routine patrol duties in addition to her being narcotics detection and tracking certified.

Members of the Uniform Patrol Division also comprise the Department's Bike Patrol Unit, which is utilized to patrol areas that are not easily accessible to vehicles, such as alleyways and trails, as well as providing law enforcement services for events and festivals.

Investigation Division

The Investigation Division is charged with conducting on-going investigations and inquiries regarding criminal activity involving felony offenses, selected misdemeanor offenses and narcotic violations. This division, in addition to general investigations, conducts crime scene processing and narcotics interdiction with local, state and federal authorities and is a member of the Claytor Lake Regional Drug Task Force.

Professional Standards and Support Services Division

The Support Services Division is comprised of the Support Services Sergeant, the Records Manager, and the Community Resource Specialist. The Support Services Division is responsible for logistical support for the department including vehicle procurement and maintenance, supply and material procurement, custody and administration of evidence and records management.

The Professional Standards Unit ensures compliance with the 191 professional standards required for state accreditation, for policy and procedure review and implementation, oversees the recruitment and hiring of new employees, conducts background and internal investigations, coordinates all mandated and career development training for officers, as well as serving as a liaison with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

The goal of Community Resource Specialist is to enhance public awareness, to deter crime, provide services, and maintain a partnership with the community and its citizens. Community programs such as Neighborhood Watch and Project Lifesaver are offered to Town citizens by the Community Resource Specialist.

Virginia Community Policing Portal

Virginia Community Policing Act Data Collection Portal

Special Programs

Project Lifesaver is a 501 (C)(3) community based, public safety, non-profit organization that provides law enforcement, fire/rescue, and caregivers with a program designed to protect, and when necessary, quickly locate individuals with cognitive disorders who are prone to the life-threatening behavior of wandering. Members of both the Town of Pulaski Police and Fire Departments have been trained and certified in the use and implementation of the Project Lifesaver program.

  • Relies on proven radio technology and trained Search & Rescue teams
  • Participants wear a transmitter that has a unique frequency signal
  • If an enrolled client goes missing, the caretake notifies the agency and a trained team will respond with the receiver which will be used to track the individual.

To inquire about Project Lifesaver please contact:

Sonia Ramsey

Community Resource Specialist

Phone: 540 994 8676

Email: sramsey@pulaskitown.org

Police K9 Juneau
Police K9 Juneau

Police Department



42 1st Street NW,
Pulaski, VA 24301

Police Chief

Samuel Shumate