CAPE CHARLES, VA – In a comprehensive report released by the Cape Charles Police Department, the weekly, monthly, and annual activities for the year 2023 showcase a commitment to community safety and proactive policing.
The Cape Charles Police Department responded to 38 calls for service within the town limits and assisted the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office on four occasions. The officers conducted building checks, issued traffic summons, addressed code violations, and completed foot patrols. Notably, there were two interactions involving golf carts, highlighting the diverse responsibilities of law enforcement in a community-oriented approach.
Monthly Overview (December)
During the month of December, the police department received 100 calls for service within Cape Charles, extending their support outside town limits five times. Misdemeanor arrests numbered one, with a notable 39 traffic summons issued. The engagement with the community included 19 golf cart interactions, 22 parking tickets issued, and 77 building checks. Officers dedicated 46 hours to foot patrols, contributing to the overall safety and security of the town.
Annual Report (2023)
The CCPD responded to 1,423 calls for service within the town and 60 calls outside its limits, the total number of service calls amounted to 1,483. Felony arrests numbered 34, with 79 misdemeanor arrests and 949 traffic summonses issued. The officers diligently performed 524 parking ticket transactions and completed 539 building checks. Foot patrols within the town accounted for 516 hours, emphasizing the department’s commitment to maintaining a visible presence for community safety.
The report provides a glimpse into the increasing demand for police services over the years. Since 2014, the total calls for service have seen a steady rise, reaching 1,483 in 2023. The commitment to public safety is evident in the consistent effort demonstrated by the Cape Charles Police Department.