Cape Charles Police Department

  • Agency: Cape Charles Police Department
  • Address: 2 Plum St, Cape Charles, 23310 VA
  • Chief: David Eder (Chief of Police)
Phone: 757-331-3096
Fax: 757-331-4820

Cape Charles Police Department is located at 2 Plum St, Cape Charles, 23310 VA. The Chief of Police of the department is David Eder. The Cape Charles Police Department phone number is 757-331-3096.

Cape Charles Police Department News

Two snakes we captured at the Cape Charles library. They were released in an area away from people.

Good morning Cape Charles, as you all know we are facing down hurricane Florence. The top priority for this police department is to keep all our citizens safe. I am asking for your help and cooperation during this event. If you want to leave and do not have the capability please call 678-0458 and ask for one of us to come help you. Once the storm hits it will be to late to leave. To the business owners it would be extremely helpful if you would close Thursday until the storm passes. We will be extremely busy due to flooding and possible down trees and loss of power. My officers safety is paramount and coming to aid people at a business or coming to work is avoidable. Please do not drive out and into any flooded streets again this is avoidable so don't put yourself in that situation because I can not guarantee a fast response time.

We want to thank the residents and visitors to Cape Charles for a great summer so far. As a friendly reminder please obey the posted speed limit (25 mph in most of the town), and share the road with pedestrians, bikers, and golf carts. Our streets are bustling with children, shoppers, and recreationists alike. Also parking on the north side of Mason Avenue is rear facing only. Thank you for helping us keep our town safe for everyone.

A SECRET SANTA GREETING FROM CHIEF PRUITT: Recently, while I was in the office, I received a friendly visit from one of the citizens of our great Town. During the visit, this anonymous person provided me with ten holiday cards, with $50 bills enclosed in each card. This person requested that they be distributed to those in need of some extra holiday cheer this season! Today, Sergeants Jay Bell, Tom Potts and myself visited those individuals in Heritage Acres and others around the town to deliver these secret Santa gifts! To our anonymous donor, we cannot thank you enough for your selfless and generous donation. You truly brightened the day and touch the hearts of all those involved! On behalf of the Cape Charles Police Department, we wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

MESSAGE FROM CHIEF PRUITT: On October 2, 2015 a female victim, who will remain anonymous, was sexually assaulted at gun point in the Cape Charles Town Park. Cape Charles Police Department officers immediately responded and a thorough investigation commenced. With the assistance of anonymous tips from Cape Charles citizens and the diligent work of our officers MPO Thomas Potts and Sergeant Chelsea Pfeiffer; Frederick W. Baker (age 16) was arrested on October 4, 2015. This subject was subsequently certified as an adult and his case was tried in the Northampton County Circuit Court. This week, on December 18, 2017, Frederick W. Baker was sentenced for his crimes which included Rape, Abduction, Sodomy, 3 counts of Use of a Firearm in the commission of a felony, 5 counts of Assault and Battery on Law Enforcement, 2 Assaults on Law Enforcement, Attempted Escape and Destruction of property. At the conclusion of the sentencing hearing, Frederick W. Baker was sentenced to 34.5 active years in prison with 40 additional years suspended. He will also be required to register as a violent sex offender. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the victim and her family during this difficult time. The Cape Charles Police Department is committed to keeping our citizens safe. The department always welcomes anonymous tips as we must partner together to conquer crime in our community.

National Police Week 2017: We at the Cape Charles Police Department and the town are honoring the 145 officers who lost their lives in the line of duty last year. That's 145 families that lost their loved one. Those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting others deserve our respect and honor. Please stop by the Cape Charles Town Park this week and take a moment to observe our memorial and reflect on those effected by such tragedy. Your continued support is always so greatly appreciated.

The CCPD is honored to have our new Officers Andrew Spencer and Anthony Jette join the department after having graduated the academy this afternoon!

Congratulations HAmpton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy class 17-A!

Be aware of the snow drifts and the ice as the sun goes down!

The wind chill will only get more intense! Enjoy this rare eastern shore weather with family and friends but stay safe and bundled up!

The Town of Cape Charles has been hit hard today as we are experiencing severe white out blizzard conditions! Please avoid the roads as much as possible! Photos courtesy of Sgt. Tom Potts.

Searching for the perfect family fun activity to ring in the New Year tonight!? Come down for the 3rd Annual Crab Pot Drop located on Mason Avenue across from the Cape Charles Memorial Library. brown dog ice cream will be serving its award winning ice cream from 9pm-1030pm and the Crab Pot will drop at 10pm! Don't forget to get your family photos with the crab pot after! We at CCPD are looking forward to another great year in protecting and serving our community! Thank you for your continued support throughout 2016!

CCPD is urging all residents and visitors to always lock your vehicles and homes. We have received a report of a vehicle break-in in the Town of Cape Charles and we want to remind everyone that the best deferent to theft is to take the small step in simply utilizing your vehicles locking devices. If you see any suspicious behavior or have information regarding these thefts, please contact the Non-emergency dispatch line at 757-678-0458 and request to speak with a Cape Charles Officer.

We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday as you enjoy this time with friends and family!

The Cape Charles Police Department extends our deepest condolences to the Kulick family as well as the Virginia State Police as one of our brothers, Steven Kulick, lost his fight against cancer today. Trooper Kulick played an integral part in working along side our officers as well as being a friend and family to us. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in this community today as we share in your pain, but our positive and happy memories of Steve will live on forever. Steve Kulick you will never be forgotten.

JOIN OUR TEAM! The Cape Charles Police Department is currently accepting applications for a full time Police Officer position. CCPD is committed to providing the highest level of professionalism while serving and protecting the community. Think what you got what it takes?!? Download an application now at or stop by our office located at 2 Plum Street Cape Charles, VA.

If at all possible, avoid the Bay Creek community as flood waters have risen there as well!

Several areas in town are under water please be cautious and pay attention to cones blocking these areas!

Please use extreme caution if you absolutely MUST travel through the Town of Cape Charles today. We are feeling the effects of hurricane Mathew. This photo is looking south on Plum Street near Central Park. PLEASE AVOID THIS AREA! Turn around, don't drown!

Thanks to everyone who came out to participate in the Out of the Darkness Walk on Saturday! A big thank you to the hard work of all volunteers and participating agencies as well as CSB for hosting the event in Cape Charles!

The Out of the Darkness Walk is happening in Cape Charles this Saturday 9/24/16 which raises awareness and funds to prevent suicide. Check out the link for more information!

During Tropical Storm Hermine, our very own MPO Potts was photographed by Jay Diem on the Cape Charles Fishing Pier... Which just so happened to be featured in the New York Times on September 4, 2016!

With tropical storm Hermine quickly approaching, please make sure you take all necessary precautions to keep you and your family safe this holiday weekend! Make sure all outdoor items are secure and always remember to turn around... Don't drown! If an emergency and immediate assistance is needed call 911 or 757-678-0458 as we will be here with you throughout the storm!

For anyone interested... The Northampton County Sheriff's Office is hiring for a full time Communications Officer!