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Bristol Police Department
William H Price(Chief of Police)
415 Cumberland St,
Bristol, VA, 24201

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The city of Bristol is also called "The Birthplace of Country Music". Bristol's government type is Council-manager government. It is comprised of the Mayor, who is currently Ed Harlow.

Bristol encompasses land area: 12.9 sq mi (33.4 km2), water area: 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2). The elevation is 1,680 ft (512 m) above sea level. According to the 2010 United States Census, the local population is 17,835. This equates to a population density of 1,346.4/sq mi (519.8/km2). The local time zone is Eastern (UTC-5).

Local area codes are 276. The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code for the city is 51-09816, which is used in computer filings when non-government agencies and contractors fulfill government contracts. Additional information and the official website of the city is found at www.bristolva.org.

Bristol is an independent city in Virginia, United States, bounded by Washington County, Virginia; Bristol, Tennessee; and Sullivan County, Tennessee.

The 2010 U.S. Census enumerated a population of 17,835. It is the twin city of Bristol, Tennessee, just across the state line, which runs down the middle of its main street, State Street. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Bristol, Virginia with Washington County for statistical purposes. Bristol is a principal city of Kingsport–Bristol–Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component of the Johnson City–Kingsport–Bristol, TN-VA Combined Statistical Area – commonly known as the 'Tri-Cities' region.

Originally named Goodson, it was renamed Bristol (after Bristol, England) in 1890.