About the Virginia State Police

The Virginia State Police (VSP) provides high quality, statewide law enforcement services to the residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia and its visitors. Its services range from criminal background checks for employers to vehicle safety inspections, as well as traditional law enforcement roles including executive protection, counter-terrorism, tactical team operations, and the investigation of violent crimes and fire and explosives incidents.


The Virginia State Police will be at the forefront of ensuring a safe and secure Commonwealth by developing exceptional relationships. These include:

Our Public — who see legitimacy and credibility in a trusted law enforcement service.
Our Partners — who perceive the Virginia State Police as a collaborative and resourceful organization.
Our People — who feel respected and valued, and that this is their organization.


Securing the Commonwealth through leadership, collaboration, and community engagement.




The Virginia State Police embraces inclusion and diversity in our workforce and in the protection of all people.