Front Royal Police Department

  • Agency: Front Royal Police Department
  • Address: 23 E Jackson Street, Front Royal, 22630 VA
  • Chief: Ronald A Williamson (Chief of Police)
Phone: 540-635-2111
Fax: 540-635-6160

Front Royal Police Department is located at 23 E Jackson Street, Front Royal, 22630 VA. The Chief of Police of the department is Ronald A Williamson. The Front Royal Police Department phone number is 540-635-2111.

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Press Release from Warren County Parks and Recreation- Park Hours Winter 2018

The Town of Front Royal has approved contractor, Ramsey Inc. to have a road closure on Cloud Street for water service installation. Cloud Street will be closed from Jackson Street to Main Street on November 12, 2018 from 8am-3pm. Motorists are asked to use caution while driving in this area and be aware of crews working. We apologize for any inconvenience. If any questions, contact Public Works at 540-635-7819, Monday-Friday 7am-3:30pm.

Attention First Responders (Police, Fire and EMT's): The Washington Redskins are holding their inaugural event celebrating First Responders at their home game on Nov. 18th. Please see the attached flyer!

Have you noticed our officers looking a little more scruffy than usual the last few days? Don't worry, it's all for charity! We all know someone who has been affected by the hand of cancer. Our officers have the choice of donating a minimum of $50.00 for the opportunity to put their razor down for the whole month of November in support of those affected by cancer. At the end of the month, we’ll take a photo of each officer who participates and post them here for you to vote on! Whoever gets the most likes, we’ll take the total donated amount and present those funds to the local chapter of the Cancer Society in that officer’s name. So stay tuned for the results and wish our officers luck! #NOSHAVENOVEMBER

UPDATE: Female has been identified. Thank you! HELP IDENTIFY The Front Royal Police Department is requesting assistance in identifying the female pictured below in reference to credit card fraud. If you can identify this individual, please contact Detective Z.M. King at 540-636-2208 or email him at

2006 Code of Virginia § 46.2-844 - Passing stopped school buses; penalty; prima facie evidence 46.2-844. Passing stopped school buses; penalty; prima facie evidence. The driver of a motor vehicle approaching from any direction a clearly markedschool bus which is stopped on any highway, private road or school drivewayfor the purpose of taking on or discharging children, the elderly, ormentally or physically handicapped persons, who, in violation of 46.2-859,fails to stop and remain stopped until all such persons are clear of thehighway, private road or school driveway, is subject to a civil penalty of$250 and any prosecution shall be instituted and conducted in the same manneras prosecutions for traffic infractions. A prosecution or proceeding under 46.2-859 is a bar to a prosecution orproceeding under this section for the same act and a prosecution orproceeding under this section is a bar to a prosecution or proceeding under 46.2-859 for the same act. In any prosecution for which a summons charging a violation of this sectionwas issued within ten days of the alleged violation, proof that the motorvehicle described in the summons was operated in violation of this section,together with proof that the defendant was at the time of such violation theregistered owner of the vehicle, as required by Chapter 6 ( 46.2-600 etseq.) of this title shall give rise to a rebuttable presumption that theregistered owner of the vehicle was the person who operated the vehicle atthe place where, and for the time during which, the violation occurred. The testimony of the school bus driver, the supervisor of school buses or alaw-enforcement officer that the vehicle was yellow, conspicuously marked asa school bus, and equipped with warning devices as prescribed in 46.2-1090is prima facie evidence that the vehicle is a school bus.

Leaf Peepers are back!! Local people please find alternative travel routes to get around town OR try to avoid traveling altogether as we embark on our 2nd day of gridlocks. John Marshall Hwy, South Street, Royal Avenue, and East & West Criser Roads are all backed up. Please remember NOT to block the intersections. Yesterday afternoon the park was unable to move any more cars into the park, which means no traffic was moving in town. There is simply no place to direct traffic when this happens because the traffic has no place to go.

TRAFFIC CONGESTION This weekend there is a lot of traffic congestion due to the invasion of leaf peepers going to Skyline Drive!! Please find alternate routes for the south end of town as traffic is moving extremely slow!! South Street and Royal Avenue are at a stand still. Please be patient and keep your cool! 😎

§ 46.2-810.1 Smoking in vehicle with a minor present; civil penalty A. For the purposes of this section, “smoke” means to carry or hold any lighted pipe, cigar, or cigarette of any kind or any other lighted smoking equipment or to light or inhale or exhale smoke from a pipe, cigar, or cigarette of any kind or any other lighted smoking equipment. B. It is unlawful for a person to smoke in a motor vehicle, whether in motion or at rest, when a minor under the age of eight is present in the motor vehicle. A violation of this section is punishable by a civil penalty of $ 100 to be paid into the state treasury and credited to the Literary Fund. No demerit points shall be assigned under Article 19 (§ 46.2-489 et seq.) of Chapter 3 and no court costs shall be assessed for a violation of this section. A violation of this section may be charged on the uniform traffic summons form. C. No citation for a violation of this section shall be issued unless the officer issuing such citation has cause to stop or arrest the driver of such motor vehicle for the violation of some other provision of this Code or local ordinance relating to the operation, ownership, or maintenance of a motor vehicle or any criminal statute.

FRPD Halloween 2018 behind the scenes! #unsungheros #shedoesntevengohere #purplehairdontcare #readyforsomecandy

Due to some technical difficulties, the Front Royal Police Department has created a new Instagram profile. Please feel free to follow us @frontroyalpolice for photos and updates from the department!

When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, then it must be Halloween! We here at the Front Royal PD are ready to get spooky! Please speak to your child about Trick or Treat safety, including always staying with an adult and never entering a strangers home. We will have officers on patrol to ensure all of the ghosts and ghouls have a safe and fun Halloween! #trickortreat #smellmyfeet #bringmereesecupstoeat

Press Release Tuesday, October 30, 2018 On October 19, 2018 it was reported to the Front Royal Police Department that a male had sustained injuries from an assault at the Warren County Skate Park located on Kerfoot Avenue in Front Royal. Steven James Brown, 21-year-old Strasburg resident, advised that he was a victim of assault by several individuals and attempted robbery on October 09, 2018, which also involved a firearm. Through the course of the investigation, two adults and one juvenile have been identified and arrested in connection with this incident. The adult males, Corey Smith and Connor Keane, and the juvenile suspect were all charged with § 18.2-26/18.2-58 - Attempts to commit noncapital felonies; Attempted Robbery and § 18.2-41 - Shooting, stabbing, etc., with intent to maim, kill, etc., by mob. Corey Smith was also charged with § 18.2-282 - Pointing, holding, or brandishing firearm in connection with this incident. Both Smith and Keane are currently being held without bond at the Rappahannock Shenandoah Warren Regional Jail. The juvenile in this case is being held at the Northwestern Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Winchester. Anyone who was present or has any further information about this incident is asked to contact Detective M.R. Ramey at the Front Royal Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (540)636-2208 or

OFFICER MEADOWS & MAVERICK Congratulations to Officer Olivia Meadows and K-9 Maverick on their recent graduation from the K-9 Narcotics Detection Course on October 26, 2018. They completed their training from the Shallow Creek Kennels - Premier Police Service Dogs located in Sharpsville, PA. Huge shout-out to the Front Royal Police Foundation and the Storage Connection. Without their support, we would not have been able to get our K-9 program back to full operations within one year. Maverick: Born in Hungary on September 4, 2017 Kennel: Provided by Storage Connection

Come on out to the Front Royal Moose Lodge for their Trunk or Treat, some of our officers will be there handing out candy until 4! Stop by and get some treats! #treatsnottricks

Halloween has arrived in Front Royal! Join us this Wednesday the 31st for Hometown Halloween from 6-8pm on Main St. The street will be closed to ensure the ghosts and goblins can safely enjoy the holiday! Be ready to trick,treat, and scare! Please use caution while driving through town as some monsters are known to be quite elusive! Have fun and stay spooky! #BOO #bringmesomecandy #reesesonlyplease #parentsgottheirdentistonspeeddial

Town of Front Royal Halloween Observance The Town of Front Royal will observe Halloween on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Parents are encouraged to accompany their children while enjoying the Halloween festivities. It is highly recommended that everyone carry flashlights and wear reflective clothing to increase their visibility. Trick-or-treaters should only approach residences that have porch lights on and are requested to be off the streets by 9:00 p.m. Motorists should use extreme caution when driving in neighborhoods where children are on the streets. The Front Royal Police Department would also like to remind citizens of the Hometown Halloween event that will be held on Main Street in the Gazebo area which will provide a safe environment for participating in Halloween festivities. The Front Royal Police Department will have additional officers on patrol to ensure safety in our community.

PRESS RELEASE Tuesday, October 23, 2018 On 10/23/2018 at approximately 8:15am, the Front Royal Police Department responded to 520 Virginia Avenue for a reported vehicle into a structure. Upon arrival, a 2011 blue Toyota Prius was observed inside a first-floor apartment of the building. Officers made entry into the apartment to search for possible victims, no residents were located in the apartment, however, a small dog was located. The driver of the Toyota was identified as Stanley Etienne, 29, of Front Royal. After speaking with witnesses and the driver, it was determined that speed and fatigue were the contributing factors. Etienne advised that after working all night he dropped his girlfriend off at work and was driving back to his residence on Virginia Avenue when the accident occurred. The Warren County Building Inspections Office and the Warren County Fire Marshal were notified and responded to the scene. Several families were displaced from the 3-story apartment building due to significant damage caused by the accident. Etienne was transported to Warren Memorial Hospital with minor injuries to his head and face. Etienne was charged with §46.2-853 Failure to Maintain Control of his Vehicle and §46.2-1094 Not Wearing a Seatbelt. If you have any further information, please contact MPO Kevin Orndorff at (540)635-2111 or

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and perhaps you've noticed our officers wearing their pink ribbon pins on their uniforms in support of all those battling breast cancer past and present. We all know someone affected by breast cancer and our thoughts are with them and their families throughout their fight. 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, which is why early detection and awareness is so important!. But knowing it exists is not enough. We must hope and fight for a cure together. #bluebacksthepink #supportingfighters #admiresurvivors #honorthefallen

Tomorrow evening October 20th, the Town of Front Royal will be having some spooky visitors! The 4th Annual Zombie Walk begins tomorrow night at 6pm. Our undead friends will begin their walk at Bing Crosby, ending at the Gazebo on Main St at 8pm. Please be cautious of the zombies as they make their way across town. Have patience as well, zombies are known to walk slow! Don't be frightened if you catch a glimpse of the goulish group, they are here to have a fun and safe haunt! Stay spooky!

CITIZEN COUNTERFEIT AWARENESS The Front Royal Police Department would like to raise awareness to our community and its citizens that counterfeit bills have been circulating around our area. Observe the “FOR MOTION PICTURE PURPOSES” on both sides of the $100 bill and “REPLICA” on the $20 bill. These specific bills can be purchased online for as low as $3.00 for 20. These fictitious bills are being passed at our local businesses. If you work in a field that receives cash payments, please use extra care to ensure the authenticity of all money exchanged. Should you encounter these bills, do not accept them and contact the Front Royal Police Department, 540-635-2111.

REMINDER Festival of Leaves Parade is tomorrow morning, October 13, 2018 - there will be traffic congestion on Royal Avenue!! • Parade Lineup begins at 9:00am - Luray Avenue from Criser Road to Kilby Drive will be closed for the parade line-up. PARADE PARTICIPANTS: Please use Criser Road and Kerfoot Ave. to get to Luray Ave. for lineup. • Royal Avenue from South Street to 4th Street will be closed at 9:40am. PARADE ROUTE • Luray Avenue • Kilby Drive • Stonewall Drive • S Royal Avenue • E 2nd Street • Ends at the Government Center All through traffic is recommended to use Commerce Avenue.

PRESS RELEASE Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Chief Kahle Magalis of the Front Royal Police Department would like to announce the following road closures for the Festival of Leaves. Road closures will begin 3:00am on Saturday, October 13th in the area surrounding the festival display and parade route. This area will include Chester Street from Main Street to 2nd Street, Main Street from Royal Avenue to Blue Ridge Avenue and all side streets extending from Main Street. At 9:00am on Saturday, October 13th Luray Avenue from Criser Road to Kilby Drive will be closed for the parade line-up. Royal Avenue from South Street to 4th Street will be closed at 9:40am. The parade will begin on Luray Avenue and turn right (East) onto Kilby Drive, which turns into West Stonewall Drive. The parade will then turn left (North) onto South Royal Avenue. The parade will then travel to East 2nd Street (by Auto Zone) where it turns right (East). The parade will then disburse at the Government Center parking lot. Please make plans for parking and travel prior to the closures. When the parade has concluded all streets will be reopened except for the Festival of Leaves event area. If you have any questions, please contact the Front Royal Police Department at (540)635-2111.