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: Cheryl Bookwalter 
                                                 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.

For APD’s Crime Statistics and our CrimeReports mapping feature providing information for reports taken in Ashland for the last six months, click


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2020 Press Releases

03.16.20 Ashland PD Investigates Bank Robbery

02.13.19 Ashland Police Investigate Accident Involving Pedestrians

02.08.19 Ashland Police Seek Assistance Identifying Credit Card Fraud Suspects