Portsmouth Police

The Portsmouth Police Department (PPD) has an authorized personnel strength of 263 sworn, 73 civilians and 32 dispatchers. PPD is the primary law enforcement authority within the City of Portsmouth. PPD maintains a mutual aid pact with neighboring jurisdictions and fosters a progressive working relationship with several additional law enforcement agencies working within its jurisdiction; these agencies include: Portsmouth Sheriff’s Office, Portsmouth Fire Marshal’s Office, VA ABC, Virginia State Police, Virginia Marine Police, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, United States Navy Police, Federal Protective Service and Department of Defense Police.