Haysi Police Department
Phone: (276) 865 7101 (non emergency)
Fax: (276) 865-9808
For Emergency Call 911
P.O. Box 278
Haysi, VA 24256
Email: Haysi Police Department
The Haysi Police Department was incorporated in 1936 with records and research from local Historian Dennis Reedy showing the first officer of the Town of Haysi started in 1934. Haysi Police Department only employees DCJS Certified Law Enforcement Officers, and require auxiliary officers to maintain the same DCJS certifications as Full-time Officers. Dickenson County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police also assist the Town of Haysi in answer calls and providing officers as needed or requested by the police department.
Chief of Police – Bobby Edwards
Serving in the Law Enforcement Community since 2001, and the Haysi Police Department since 2011. Chief Edwards deals with all day to day operations of the Police Department, over sees the Town Maintenance. Chief Edwards is a DCJS General Instructor, DCJS Speed Measurement Instructor, ALERRT Low Light Instructor, Active Shooter Instructor Level 1 & 2, Civilian Response To Active Shooter Events (CRASE) Instructor, and Blood Control Instructor. Edwards also handles all computer related investigations, accident reconstruction, grant writing, policy and procedures, and report requests made to the Town of Haysi. Edwards also is utilized by the Town of Haysi as an Emergency Medical Technician, Computer Technician, Locksmith, and teaches classes to the community upon request. Chief Edwards welcomes all visitors from near or far to stop by the Police Department and voice questions, concerns, comments, or just to stop and say hello.
The 2020 session of the General Assembly passed a bill to amend the
Code of Virginia by adding in and amending several Code sections (§§
9.2-191, 15.2-1609.10, 15.2-1722.1, 52-30.1 through 52-30.4) relating
to the Community Policing Act; data collection and reporting
requirements. Additional updates to the Community Policing Act will
take place July 1, 2021 per Chapter 37 of 2020 Special Session I.
Haysi Crime Data – Mandatory for public agencies receiving 599 funds per § 52-28