APD 2024

The mission of the Altavista Police Department is 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 at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public safety. The Altavista Police Department will strive to improve the quality of life to all citizens of the Town of Altavista by proactive policing and forming lasting partnerships throughout the community. 
Core Values
  • Partnership
  • Resilience
  • Integrity
  • Dedication
  • Excellence
  • Sensitivity
Click here to see a Message from the Chief 

Contact: Chief Tommy Merricks 
510 Seventh Street
Altavista, VA 24517
Phone: (434) 369-7425
Fax: (434) 369-4369
After Hours: (434) 369-4488
Emergency 9-1-1

Altavista Police Department online reporting portal
Please use the link below to report crimes that have already occurred,
such as larceny, theft, theft from vehicle, vandalism and vandalism to a vehicle.
Once submitted, the report will be assigned to an officer who will contact you.
For any emergency, dial 911!