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Administrative Services Division
The Administrative Services Division is commanded by the Department's Chief of Staff, Major Charlene L Hinton, Esq. In addition to commanding the Administrative Services Division, The Chief of Staff serves as Legal Advisor to the Chief of Police and legal liaison to the City's Attorney's Office. The Administrative Services Division supports all Operations of the police department. Other responsibilities of The Administrative services team members include clerical support, records management, fiscal management, technology and computer services, policy and planning, recruitment and training, emergency communications, animal care and control and special projects as directed by the Chief of Police. The Administrative Services Division consists of the following three specialized units: 

Administrative Support 

Administrative Support
consists of specialized teams that address a wide spectrum of police services. The functions of these officers and civilians include, but are not limited to clerical support; budget and payroll, records and technology, police information help desk, school resource officers, auxiliary police, and school crossing guards. 

Recruitment and Training 

The Recruitment and Training Unit prides itself on recruiting the best employees to make a difference in the Petersburg community. The R&T Unit is responsible for ensuring recruitment of a diverse, skilled, and proficient work force. The Recruitment and Training Unit manages the hiring process, to include applicant screening, testing, selection, and the background investigation, process. Training officers are also responsible for ensuring that all department personnel are adequately trained in accordance with local, state and federal mandates. Recruitment and retention of qualified, competent, and diverse personnel, is the unit's greatest priority. 

Animal Care and Control 

Petersburg Animal Care and Control provides humane care for stray, abused and lost animals. Animal control officers investigate animal cruelty, issue licenses, enforce rabies laws, pick up stray/vicious animals, conduct adoptions, and provide pet education to potential and current pet owners. 

Contact Us

Major Charlene Hinton
Charlene L. Hinton, Esq

Chief of Staff

Ph: 804-863-2703
37 E. Tabb St.
Petersburg, VA 23803

Ph: 804-732-4222
Emergency: 911

City of Petersburg - Virginia