"Policing through the community"
The mission of the Elkton Police Department is to provide the citizens who reside and work in Elkton with the safest environment possible by utilizing the core principles of community policing and working together with the citizens to improve the quality of life while still enforcing the law.
About our Department
The Elkton Police Department is committed to providing professional police services to our community and citizens. We take pride in our relationships with citizens, civic groups, businesses, government and non- government organizations, and other law enforcement agencies. We are constantly striving to improve our relationships and services. The Town of Elkton police department consists of 6 full-time officers, 3 part-time officers and an administrative assistant. We also have an active Neighborhood Watch program.
Throughout the busy day our officers are out patrolling the town and responding to local emergencies. Our police department conducts coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Also, our administrative assistant is in the office Mon-Fri 8am until 4pm. If an officer is needed, please call our office at 540-298-9441. If no one is in the office at that time, the number will rollover to the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office and someone will assist you.
For all emergencies, please dial 911.
The Elkton Town Council appointed Kevin A. Whitfield as Chief of Police during its November 2009 council meeting. Chief Whitfield succeeded James Morris who resigned in October 2009 after accepting a position in the private sector.
Chief Whitfield began his law enforcement career with the Elkton Police Department in 1995. In 1996, Chief Whitfield joined the Harrisonburg Police Department and remained until July 2005. While employed with HPD, Chief Whitfield was assigned to several different areas of the department to include the Patrol Division, Special Operations Division, and the Criminal Investigation Division.
While assigned to the Patrol Division, Chief Whitfield served as a patrol officer and was later promoted to a front-line supervisor before being assigned to the Special Operations Division. While assigned to Special Operations, Chief Whitfield served as a mountain bike officer. Chief Whitfield was responsible for special enforcement of designated high crime areas within the City of Harrisonburg,
Chief Whitfield was assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division in 1999 where he remained until his promotion in 2004 which required his transfer back to the Patrol Division. While assigned to CID, Chief Whitfield was responsible for the investigation into criminal activity occurring in the City of Harrisonburg.
Chief Whitfield served a two year assignment with the RUSH Drug Taskforce where he served as a Narcotics Investigator. Chief Whitfield was responsible for the successful investigation into drug and narcotics conspiracy cases. Chief Whitfield also worked as an undercover operative in multiple narcotics and vice operations during his time with the taskforce.
Chief Whitfield served five years as a member of the Harrisonburg Police Department SWAT Team and Civil Disturbance Unit.
In 2005, Chief Whitfield accepted a position with the Coors Brewing Company as a Plant Security Specialist. Chief Whitfield's duties included the safety and security of the Shenandoah Brewery Plant site.
In July 2008, Chief Whitfield rejoined the Elkton Police Department as a patrol officer until his promotion to Chief of Police in November 2009.
Chief Whitfield can be reached by telephone at 540-298-9441 or by e-mail at email@example.com.