Press Release & FOIA 

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Rights and Responsibilities 

Where to send a FOIA Request or questions regarding FOIA:

                Ashland Police Department 
                                            FOIA Officer: Chip Watts
                                                 601 England Street 
                                                 Ashland, VA 23005 
                                            Telephone: 804-798-1227 
                                                  Fax: 804-798-8739 

The Ashland Police Department maintains records that deal with day to day operations. Those day to day records include, but are not limited to: 
    1) FR-300 (accident reports for those involved or financially interested parties); 
    2) Traffic Citations; 
    3) Certain Incident Reports; 
    4) Limited Information Regarding Criminal Arrests. 

Any individual can request information. A request for records can be made by U.S. Mail, fax, e-mail, in person, or over the phone. FOIA does not require that your request be in writing, nor do you need to specifically state that you are requesting records under FOIA. If you would like to make a FOIA request in writing, a form can be downloaded by clicking here.

For a full explanation of Freedom of Information Act Rights and Responsibilities click here.

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2022 Press Releases

04.25.22 Ashland Train Day Traffic Alert

03.17.22 Ashland PD Investigates Hit & Run Crash Involving Pedestrian

02.25.22 Ashland PD Requests Assistance with Cold Case Homicide on 20th Anniversary

01.15.22 Ashland PD Issues Missing Child Alert

01.10.22 Ashland Police Seek Assistance in Identifying Possible Larceny Suspects

2021 Press Releases

12.29.21 Ashland PD Makes Arrest in Shooting

11.17.21 Ashland PD Missing Child Alert/Child Found Safe

10.15.21 Ashland PD Seeks Community's Assistance in Identifying Suspect

07.21.21 Ashland PD Investigates Shooting Incident

06.14.21 APD's Summer Pedestrian Safety Tips

05.04.21 APD Missing Person Alert/Missing Person Found Safe

04.09.21 Ashland PD Missing Child Alert/Missing Child Found Safe

04.02.21 APD Warns of Scammers Using APD's Phone Number

03.29.21 APD Receives CALEA Re-Accreditation

03.01.22 APD Seeks Assistance with Cold Case Homicide

02.23.21 APD Issues Missing Person Alert

01.17.21 APD Investigates Posting of Hate Symbols

01.08.21 APD Conducts Death Investigation

2020 Press Releases

12.08.20 APD Makes Drug Distribution Arrest

08.31.20 APD Makes Drug Distribution Arrest

08.06.20 APD Seeks Assistance Identifying Robbery Suspect

04.02.20 APD Seeks Help Identifying Counterfeit Currency Suspects

03.16.20 Ashland PD Investigates Bank Robbery

02.28.20 APD Seeks Assistance With Cold Case Homicide

02.13.19 Ashland Police Investigate Accident Involving Pedestrians

02.08.19 Ashland Police Seek Assistance Identifying Credit Card Fraud Suspects