Office of the Chief

Message from the Police Chief

The dedicated men and women of the Winchester Police Department are committed to maintaining peace and safety throughout the community by providing high quality police services that are responsive to the needs of its citizens. As your chief, providing services that reduce crime and improve the quality of life for those that live, work, and visit the City of Winchester is my top priority.

-James Hall, Chief of Police


The Chief of Police Office oversees the administrative and maintenance divisions of the City of Winchester Police Department, which include department administration, the office of professional standards, and support services. These divisions report directly to the chief.


Each division incorporates necessary functions to keep our department running smoothly. These units include:

  • Accreditation and certification
  • Administrative services
  • Background