USA Virginia Pulaski Police Department Services

The Pulaski Police Department is located in Pulaski Virginia, which is in the Southwest region of Virginia. They handle many services such as incident reports, crash reports, bike safety, and child restraint safety. They provide recruitment for police officers and swat teams in the Pulaski Area.


Incident Reports
Crash Reports
Child Seat Installation
Trespassing Notification
House Checks
Business Watch
Citizen Observer Program
Crime Prevention

Incident Reports

The Records Unit is the central repository for all field reports created by the Pulaski Police Department. If you need documentation of an incident report, please see Records Manager Elaine Newman at the Pulaski Police Department during normal business hours Monday through Friday from 8:30am – 5:00pm.

The Department maintains written documents in accordance with the continuing authority under the Virginia Public Records Act, COV § 42.1-76.

Crash Reports

The Records Unit is the central repository for all motor vehicle accident / crash reports created by the Pulaski Police Department.
If you need documentation or a copy of an accident report, please see Records Manager Elaine Newman at the Pulaski Police Department during normal business hours Monday through Friday from 8:30am – 5:00pm.

Child Seat Information

Traffic crashes are the number one cause of death in children from 3 to 14 years of age, possibly due to the high percentage of misused child restraint seats. Pulaski Police Department has trained and certified safety seat technicians to assist and educate the public on how to properly install these restraint systems. This service is offered at no charge. To get your child restraint inspected, make an appointment with Crime Prevention Officer Megan Jennings.


The Pulaski Police Department conducts fingerprinting for citizens only during the following days & times. There is a $5.00 fee for each fingerprint card.

Monday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Trespassing Notifications

In November 2007, Town Council amended Chapter 50 of the Code of Ordinances of the Town of Pulaski, Virginia allowing owners of real property to designate the Police to enforce trespassing violations.

Article VI. Section 50-170 Designation of Police to Enforce Trespass Violations (Ordinance 2007-26)

(a) The owner of real property in the Town of Pulaski, Virginia may designate the Pulaski Police Department as a “person lawfully in charge of the property” for the purpose of forbidding another to go on or remain upon the lands, buildings, or premises of the owner as specified in the designation.

(b) Any such designation shall be in writing on a form prescribed by the Pulaski Police Department and must be on file with the Pulaski Police Department.

(c) In the event of the sale, or change in ownership or title to properties designated under this section, the Pulaski Police Department shall be notified of such change in writing within seven (7) days of the transfer of ownership or title to the property.

This ordinance was adopted November 6, 2007.

The Police Department is an authorized agent per this ordinance for several properties within town. This is a good example of residents and businesses working in conjunction with the police department to forge a better quality of life for the citizens of the Town of Pulaski. If you are interested in particiapting in this program please contact Crime Prevention Officer Megan Guynn.

House Checks

The Pulaski Police Department offers house check services for town citizens while they are away for vacation or extended periods of time. Although not guarunteed, the Department strives to check the exterior of properties for signs of illegal activity or entry. Officers usually check the properties twice or more during a 24 hour period depending on their availability. If something suspicious is found on the property or there are any signs of illegal activity or undocumented damage, the Department will notify you or your designated point of contact immediately. For more information on this service, please contact our Communication personnel at non-emergency number and ask about the House Check Service.

Citizen Observer

The purpose of the Citizens Observer Program is to assist in establishing a better understanding between the Pulaski Police Department and the community it serves. This program allows citizens to gain a realistic and comprehensive view of the Police Department’s operations and duties.

Eligibility to Participate in the Ride-along Program

Must submit necessary application and meet eligibility requirements.
Application must be approved by the Captain or Chief of Police.
Note: The Department will grant program participation without regard to age (other than minors), race, sex, religion, creed, or national origin.
Only adult citizens of the Town of Pulaski, Pulaski business owners and Student Interns may participate in the program unless an exception is grant by the Captain or Chief of Police.
Citizens will be allowed to submit an application every three months.
Ride-along participants will be limited to four times a year per person.
Student Interns will be authorized as much time as needed to complete course work based on the on-duty supervisors permission.

Disqualifiers to Participate in the Program

Conviction of a felony.
Conviction of a class 1 or 2 misdemeanor (including DUI) within the past five years to include traffic and criminal offenses.
Other misdemeanor convictions and/or traffic convictions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Four or more moving traffic violations within the past five years.
Being currently investigated for any crime by any law enforcement agency.
Being dismissed from employment by any Town government agency/department.
Having been disqualified for employment with the Department.
Any false information or representation on the application or during the application process.

Application Process

Complete a Citizen Observer Program Application/Waiver Form and submit to the Police Department. Applications can be picked up in the Administrative Offices of the Pulaski Police Department or you can print the PDF forms below and submit.
Ride Along Form Liability Form Medical Form

Application should be submitted in person one week prior to the actual ride along date. Exceptions to the one week period may be granted.
Applications are processed and a background check is initiated. Applicant’s driving record and criminal history are reviewed as part of the background check and each time they report for a ride along.
Applications are reviewed by the Captain or Chief of Police and the applicant will be notified if approved or disapproved.

Observer Participant Conduct and Responsibilities

There may be times that it is not possible to accommodate a program applicant due to staff or other priorities. The Department reserves the right to refuse program participation to any person.
Citizen Observers are not permitted to be directly involved in any law enforcement action unless, specifically requested to assist in accordance with Code of Virginia 18.2-463, “Refuse to aid officer in execution of his office”.
Citizen Observer shall not be armed. (Exceptions to Virginia Certified Law Enforcement Officers)
Citizen Observer must wear department issued identification card.
Must have a professional appearance and good hygiene based on the on-duty supervisors judgment. Nice jeans without holes and no T-shirts. Collared shirts and/or business casual dress is recommended.
Citizen Observers will obey all directions from department personnel.