Winchester / Frederick / Clarke County Crime Solvers is a Community based non-profit organization that partners with law enforcement, the media and the community in the fight against crime. Crimesolvers provides a 24 hour confidential hot line and offers rewards up to $ 1,000.00 for tips leading to the arrest and indictment of individuals wanted for criminal offenses.
For more information visit www.wfcrimesolvers.com.
Do you have an old cell phone sitting around the house collecting dust? If so, bring it to the Berryville Police Department and we can put it to good use. The police department has partnered with a non-profit organization called Secure the Call to help put cell phones in the hands of at risk members of the community. Even though your old cell phone no longer has a service plan it can still place outgoing 911 calls to the nearest emergency dispatch center. The Secure the Call organization takes donated cell phones, erases any memory and charges the batteries so an outgoing 911 call can be placed. The reconditioned phones are then distributed to police departments, sheriff’s offices, abused women shelters and other organizations who can help put phones in the hands of citizens who may need to summon emergency services at a critical time, but may not have the financial resources to buy a phone.
This program is at no cost to the citizen or the police department, but is dependant on donations from the community. A collection barrel is located in the main hallway of the police department ready to accept your old cell phone. Your donation is tax deductible and more information about the program is available at www.securethecall.org
The Berryville Police Department provides several community services and programs at no cost, including fingerprinting of children for identification purposes, house checks while occupants are out of town for extended periods of time, youth substance abuse awareness and prevention programs, formation and organization of Neighborhood Watch programs, bicycle safety and security programs and other public safety and security programs by special arrangement.
Please contact the Department at 955-3863 or send an e-mail to arrange for these services.
The Town Council and the Police Department are highly committed to community-oriented policing and crime prevention as the most effective means of law enforcement and protection of the public.
The emergency number for fire, rescue and police is 911. Calls are traceable to ensure response is provided in an accurate and timely manner. We urge you to contact the non-emergency number at the Clarke County Communications Office (955-1234) to make sure the 911 system is correctly updated with your name, address and directions to your residence in the event of an emergency.
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Dogs are not permitted to run at large off the premises of the owner, and must be leashed or otherwise under restraint and immediate control of the owner at any time they are off the premises.
All dogs must have a dog license issued annually by the Clarke County Treasurer's Office, located at 102 N. Church Street (955-5160). Animal control services are provided by the Clarke County Animal Control Officer who may be contacted at 955-5104.
The Animal Shelter is located at 225 Ramsburg Lane just west of the Berryville Corporate Limits.
In the event of an emergency and if there is no answer at the Shelter, the Officer may be contacted through the Clarke County Communications Office at 955-1234.
Local ordinances concerning vicious animals, destructive cats, animals running at large, and animals creating frequent nuisance or disturbance to the neighbors are strictly enforced.