Police Department  |  Geographic Policing

Albemarle County Police Department has recently transitioned from a centralized policing operation to one that operates under a geographic policing model. This model provides tremendous potential for increased effectiveness in crime-fighting strategies where officers are better able to cultivate relationships within the community and employ crime prevention and problem solving initiatives.  To align with this philosophy, ACPD has restructured its operations into two districts; each district is further broken down into four sectors. Each district will also incorporate a structured command: A district Captain, a Commanding Lieutenant, 1st Sergeants and Sergeants providing shift supervision, and officers that are consistently assigned to a specific sector. Thus, allowing officers and the residents of the community to partner to create a safer, positive environment.

 The Blue Ridge District           The Jefferson District

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District Map


Magisterial Districts 

 Map with Magisterial Districts