"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.
Chief Aaron B. Hammer joined the Elkton Police Department in January 2010 after serving two years as a Deputy Sheriff with the Page County Sheriff's Office. While primarily assigned to the Patrol Division at the Page County Sheriff's Office, Hammer was also a member of the Bike Patrol Unit and Search & Rescue Team. Since serving with the Elkton Police Department, Hammer was promoted to the rank of Sergeant on May 21, 2012 and was later appointed to Chief of Police on December 21, 2013.
Chief Hammer studied Criminal Justice at Blue Ridge Community College and is an Emergency Medical Technician. He is a certified Taser Instructor, as well as a General Instructor through the Department of Criminal Justice Services. He is certified as a School Resource Officer and has attended numerous training seminars in Police Management.
Chief Hammer can be reached by telephone at 540-298-9441 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Sergeant Herbert E. Kite Jr. of the Elkton Police Department was recognized and awarded a plaque on September 11th, 2014 for his ongoing efforts in the enforcement in the reduction of Impaired Driving. This Award is presented by Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
In 2010 the Elkton Police Department was recognized and awarded for Most Improved Department in Safety Belt Enforcement during Virginia’s Click it or Ticket Campaign.