The Uniform Division is a primary law enforcement function and embraces much more than the act of patrolling. It is a generalized function in which officers engage in a wide variety of activities to include, but not limited to:
  • Enforcing traffic and criminal laws
  • Answering complaints
  • Disturbing the peace issues
  • Conducting follow-up investigations
  • Community policing
  • Transporting prisoners
  • Community services activities and other such duties
The Police Department provides law enforcement to all citizens in James City County, 24 hours a day, every day.

Staffing & Personnel

The Uniform Division consists of 3 separate shifts, Days, Evenings and Midnights. Each shift is supervised by a Lieutenant and 2 Sergeants. The County is divided into 5 zones. The officers of each shift are assigned to a zone after attending roll call. The officers work their assigned zone for the duration of their shift. These officers respond to citizen calls for service.

For more information about the Uniform Division, contact Major Eric Peterson by calling 757-259-5143.