A Message from the Chief

I am proud to present the 2022 Altavista Police Department Annual Report.

Our officers continue to serve the community upholding our mission:  to safeguard the lives and property of the citizens we serve, to reduce the incidents and fear of crime, and to enhance public safety, while partnering with the community to improve their quality of life.

Our mandate is to do so with honor, integrity, and excellence, while always conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public safety.

We extend our gratitude to the citizens that we serve, as we could not accomplish our mission alone.
I appreciate the service and dedication that our officers show daily. Their hard work makes our community a better place. 

Col. Thomas E. Merricks,
APD Chief of Police.

2022 APD Annual Report