Valdosta Police Department

  • Agency: Valdosta Police Department
  • Address: 500 North Toombs Street, Valdosta, 31603 GA
  • Chief: Frank Simons (Chief of Police)
Phone: 229-242-2606
Fax: 229-293-3150

Valdosta Police Department is located at 500 North Toombs Street, Valdosta, 31603 GA. The Chief of Police of the department is Frank Simons. The Valdosta Police Department phone number is 229-242-2606.

Valdosta Police Department News

The Valdosta Police Department has announced that the city’s annual trick-or-treating festivities will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 9 p.m. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Valdosta youth are a part of an estimated 41 million children—ages 5 to 14—across the United States who could potentially be out trick-or-treating this Halloween for an estimated $22 billion of chocolate and non-chocolate confectionary treats. Furthermore, firefighter and police officer costumes remain as two of the top picks for young trick-or-treaters. To ensure the traditional evening is both safe and enjoyable for our residents, extra police patrol will be scheduled during the scheduled trick-or-treating hours. The city also offers the following practical tips for residents and their young family members: Children should walk in pairs, and always stay on the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk, then they should walk on the edge of yards, and as a last resort on the edge of the road. Adults should accompany children, especially those under age 12. Children should wear reflective clothing. If a costume includes a mask, an adult should ensure that the mask does not restrict the child’s visibility. Adults should pin a slip of paper on their children with their child’s name, address and phone number inside a pocket, in case he or she gets separated from the group. In addition to selecting a safe route with good lighting, children should also be equipped with glow sticks or flashlights with fresh batteries to increase visibility. Adults should inspect treats before children are allowed to eat them. Throw out unwrapped or unpackaged candy. Children who eat a meal before they trick-or-treat may be less likely to eat the candy before an adult can approve it. Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings. Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians, and on curbs. Motorists should drive slowly and cautiously through residential neighborhoods. Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways. Parents who are driving and parking in or near neighborhoods should obey the “No Parking” signs and all curbs painted red or yellow that prohibit parking. They should also park safely well off the road shoulder of major roads, and be sure not to block the entrances to neighborhoods or private driveways. Trick or Treating activities should be fun for all. Let’s do our part to make it also safe for all. For more information, please contact VPD Patrol Commander Bernard Robinson at 229-293-3104.

On Saturday, October 27, VPD officers handed out candy at the 2018 Safe Trick or Treat that was sponsored by the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office at the Lowndes County Civic Center.

Recently, members of the Valdosta Police Department and several surrounding businesses teamed up to collect and deliver supplies to Mexico Beach, Florida. This effort was to provide relief to the victims of Hurricane Michael who are still in place. Thanks to the many generous donations from local businesses and local citizens of this and surrounding communities, a large Badcock delivery truck as well as personal vehicles were fully loaded with donated items and delivered to the residents who were devastated by the hurricane. Another relief effort is currently underway! This time, requests are being made for school supplies before the schools reopen in the coming weeks. The Valdosta Police Department is currently a drop-off location, and if you would like to help, below is a list of supplies needed. We are also currently working to obtain additional drop-off locations. For additional information you may contact Officer Alvin May 229-561-4457. November 16th deadline for delivery drop off. Drop-Off locations: Valdosta Police Department Steel's Jewelry This is the School Supply list posted by Mexico Beach: #2 Pencils 8ct Washable Markers Spiral Notebooks, wide rule 12 ct Color Pencils Erasers (pink, large) Scissors Glue Sticks Washable White Glue Rulers Pencil Carry Case Antibacterial Wipes Facial Tissue Hand Sanitizer Hand Soap 2 Pocket Folders Construction Paper Pencil Sharpener Blue of Black Ink Pens 10 Digit Scientific Calculators Highlighters Book Bags Chips, (kid friendly) Cookies Apple Sauce Fruit Cups Individually Packaged Cereals Pudding Cups Pretzels Goldfish Snack Crackers Fruit Snacks 100% Juice Boxes

A thank you from one of our officers: Sgt. Wheeler. "I got a flat tire on my patrol car this afternoon on E Hill. The first safe place to stop was the old Levi Park, which I think is all Radney Plumbing property. As I was getting started digging my spare out, a Radney Plumbing truck pulled in with 4 of their crew on-board. They offered to help. I told them I had it, but said if they had a floor jack on their truck, that would be awesome. One of the guys drove over to their shop and brought a floor jack over to me. They all hung out in case I needed a hand with anything, all the while offering assistance. It was a welcome gesture and the use of their jack certainly made my tire change faster and much safer. I regret that I didn’t get their names."

If you can identify the individual pictured (Reference: VPD Case#2018-10-00587) please contact: Ellen Mulvaney, Detective Bureau of Investigations Office: (229)293-3128

If you can identify the individual pictured (Reference: VPD Case#2018-10-03018) please contact: Ellen Mulvaney, Detective Bureau of Investigations Office: (229)293-3128

VPD, Drug Education For Youth (DEFY) students visit the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village.

We've received many calls, facebook messages, etc. about trick or treat hours for Halloween. Lowndes County Sheriff's Office - Valdosta, Georgia, and The Valdosta Police have set trick or treat hours on October 31st from 6-9 p.m. We hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween this year! Lowndes County, GA

If you can identify the individual pictured (VPD Case#18-06-05877) please contact: Detective Jonathon Braddy Office: 229.259.3598

Crime Scene Technician Tracy Haddix is presented a Life Saving award. In May of this year, CST Haddix was on vacation with her family, hiking in the North Georgia Mountains. CST Haddix encountered an unconscious male who appeared to have collapsed and struck his head. CST Haddix immediately notified park personnel and began to stabilize the victim. When EMS personnel arrived on scene, CST Haddix was advised that the victim had suffered a heat stroke. EMS personnel advised CST Haddix that her quick actions were very instrumental in keeping the victim’s condition from deteriorating. The victim fully recovered from this medical emergency. CST Haddix displayed the selfless act of being a first responder, even while off-duty with her family. She truly exemplified that officers never truly go off duty. VPD is very proud of CST Haddix!

Detectives with the Valdosta Police Department are asking for assistance in identifying the below pictured individuals. If you have any information that may help us, please contact Detective Dutton at (229)293-3110. Thank You

We rescheduled our original International Walk to School Day last week due to Hurricane Michael. On October 17, many different city and county leaders and law enforcement organizations from Lowndes County/Valdosta came out to walk students to school. This promotes #SafeRoutesGA, making sure students have safe routes to and from school everyday!

Members of the VPD and several surrounding businesses have teamed up to collect and deliver supplies to Mexico Beach Florida on Sunday October 21st 2018. If you would like to help, below are drop off locations and supplies needed, which will be accepted until Saturday evening. For additional information you may contact Officer Alvin May 229-561-4457. Drop off locations: Badcock, Adel Badcock, Nashville Martin Motors, Nashville Valdosta Police Department This is a new list posted by Mexico Beach... (No clothes are requested due to no storage location) Cleaning supplies (and suggested quantities for cleaning a home): Air freshener, 8- or 9- ounce can Bleach, 82 ounces Bucket, 5-gallon, with lid Cleaner, household, 12- to 16-ounce bottle Clothes pins, 50 Clothesline, 100 feet Detergent, liquid laundry, 50 ounces Disinfectant dish soap, 16- to 28-ounce bottle Gloves, latex, 2 pairs Gloves, work, 1 pair Masks, N-95 rating, 5 Scouring pads, 5 Scrub brush Sponges, 7 Towels for cleaning, 18 Trash bags, heavy-duty, 33- to 45-gallon, 24-bag roll Tools: Ax Chain saw for clearing trees Hacksaw for cutting metal and PVC (such as pipes) Hammer and nails Pliers, Phillips and flathead Screwdriver Wrench Rope First aid kit: Aspirin Bandages, adhesive First aid booklet Gauze Gloves, sterile, 2 pairs Ointments, antibiotic and burn relief Soap Sunscreen, SPF 30 Thermometer Wipes, antibiotic Food, water, and snacks: Water (at least 1 gallon per person per day) If you have no running water, buy foods that require little or no water in preparation. Choose low-salt foods to help minimize thirst. Many foods need no cooking, such as: Breakfast cereal Granola bars Cookies Crackers Jerky Ready-to-eat meats in cans or pouches Canned vegetables Peanut or another nut butter Trail mix Canned meals such as spaghetti/pasta Banned infant formula Baby/toddler foods in jars Hard candy (Note: Hard candy will help keep the mouth moist if water supplies are limited). Take vitamins if you have them. Buy nonperishable (dry) foods for your pets. Open only as much of these foods as you will need for one meal to avoid the need for refrigeration. Choose foods that your family will eat during this stressful time. Be sure everyone eats enough to remain healthy. Food storage and preparation supplies: Manual can opener Metal pans and cooking utensils for cooking on a fire or grill Aluminum foil and plastic wrap Plastic forks, knives, and spoons Paper napkins and plates Storage bags for food Paper towels Garbage bags for disposing of trash Ice chest (ice will probably be available at an emergency supply distribution center) Personal hygiene items: Hand sanitizer, alcohol based Soap Toothbrush Toothpaste Towel for bath Washcloth

The Valdosta Police Department honored nine personnel during a Promotion, Service and Department Awards Ceremony on Oct 8. City officials, government employees, and citizens gathered to honor the dedicated service of the outstanding men and women who make up the city’s police force.

VPD wants to thank Southern Builders Supply for the T-shirts that they provided our department during Hurricane Michael. We would also like to thank Stacey Young and his family for providing delicious barbeque to our hungry officers during the storm. We do not have any pictures of it to add, because it did not last long.

If you can identify this theft suspect, please contact Detective Mulvaney. Case number 2018-10-01804. Thank you!

Such an exciting day for our department! We are happy to welcome these four new officers to our team!

On October 4, 2018, the Valdosta Police Department conducted a Stranger Danger and Gun Safety class for students at Little Angel’s Pre-School.