"Policing through the community"
On May 10th, the Elkton Police Department deployed their new K-9 unit. Their team consists of Officer/K-9 handler Trent Meadows and his German Shepherd named Edy. Officer Meadows and Edy just returned from a five week k-9 handling course with Bullocks K9, located in Greenville North Carolina. Edy who was imported from the Czech Republic is 22 months old and is a “Patrol K-9” which is trained in drug detection, suspect apprehension, tracking and article search. The second night on the job, the unit responded to assist the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office in tracking a suspect who had fled from deputies on foot. Edy successfully tracked the suspect who was hiding from deputies and was apprehended without incident. Since going into service, the unit has already assisted in finding multiple amounts of illegal drugs from Elkton to Grottoes.
The Elkton Police Department and the Town of Elkton would like to thank the following individuals, businesses and organizations who contributed to the EPD K-9 program:
Blue Oval Industries,
Four Star Realty,
Green Meadows Vet Service,
Merck & Co. Inc.,
Elkton Family Pharmacy,
El Paso Mexican Grill,
Ciro’s Italian Eatery,
Good Fella’s Pizzeria,
Jr. O.U.A.M. Ladies Auxiliary,
Wall 2 Wall Construction LLC,
Elkton Welcome Center,
Tom’s Auto Repair,
Elkton Neighborhood Watch,
Shenandoah Valley Kennel Club,
Robert & Margaret Dailey,
Ran Mar Paving & Excavating,
Elkton Elementary School SCA,
Blue Mountain Animal Clinic
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
How it works:
Most often the grandparent receives a frantic phone call from which they are led to believe is their grandchild. A scammer, posing as their grandchild, explains that he or she has gotten into trouble and needs their help. The “grandchild” might claim he or she caused a car accident or was arrested for drug possession. With the new wave of calls, victims are also contacted by someone claiming to be a police officer or lawyer representing the grandchild in court. The “grandchild” pleads to the grandparents to not tell his or her parents and asks that they wire hundreds to thousands of dollars for reasons including posting bail, repairing the grandchild’s car, covering lawyer’s fees or even paying hospital bills for a person the grandchild injured in a car accident.
***Do not disclose any information before you have confirmed it really is your grandchild***. If a caller says “It’s me, grandma!” don’t respond with a name but instead let the caller explain who he or she is. One easy way to confirm their identity is to ask a simple question that your grandchild would know such as what school he or she goes to or their middle name.
How it works:
A scammer shows up at your residence claiming to have materials left over from a job down the street and he or she can pave your driveway or replace your roof for a “really low price.”
The scammer will make no mention of a written contract or give great detail of the exact work that he will perform.
***Do not do business without a written contract***. Be sure all guarantees, promises, and details are in writing. Do not pay in advance and never make a final payment until all work is completed to your satisfaction.
How it works:
You are contacted by someone who claims that you won their sweepstake or contest, and that all you have to do to receive your prize is to wire them money to cover taxes, service or shipping fees, or any number of other illegitimate excuses. They usually are very quick to want to receive your personal information and pushy.
***Do not give any personal information until you have confirmed that it is a legitimate sweepstakes***. Legitimate sweepstakes do not require you to pay prior to receiving your prize or winnings. You won't have to pay taxes to anyone but the IRS.
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.