Chief's Message

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To Our Community

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Danville Police Department website. Our mission is to deliver superior municipal services that make people’s lives better. We work in partnership with our diverse community to safeguard the lives, rights and property of the people we serve. With unwavering dedication, our officers provide innovative professional law enforcement services to all of the members of this community. We strive to accomplish this by maintaining our honor, courage, commitment, leadership and teamwork while always conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards.

Our website is designed to provide relevant and useful information regarding our organization, the services we provide, and current events. Our Annual Reports and our Annual Update to the Danville Town Council, often referred to as our mid-year update, can always be found on this site and both provide detailed information on the performance of our department.

Our department is made up of caring and courageous professionals that are committed to treating all with dignity and respect. Our staff enjoys strong support from the community, the Town Management, and the Town Council. It is through the public trust and support that the Police Department can provide a safe environment for our community to thrive. I am proud of the men and women of the Danville Police Department and feel fortunate to serve the community alongside them as we work in partnership with our community members to keep the Town of Danville safe.

We continue to look for ways in which to connect with our residents and visitors to the Town.  Follow us on Facebook, Danville PD Facebook Page , Twitter,  @danvillecagov and Instagram @danvillecagov to find out about our upcoming events where you are invited to meet the men and women of our police force and weigh in on how we can best serve you. If you would like to receive emergency updates text your zip code to 888-777 or visit For anonymous tips, please text "Tip DANPD" followed by your tip to 888-777.

Thank you for visiting our website and I look forward to meeting and talking with you.

Allan Shields, Chief
Danville Police Department
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