News Flash

Posted on: February 7, 2019

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

Teen Dating Violence

"More than half of women (69.55) who have been physically or sexually abused, or stalked by a dating partner, first experienced abuse between the ages of 11-24 years old" (BreaktheCycle Dating Abuse Statistics).According to the Domestic Violence...

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Teen Dating Violence Colonial Community Corrections
Posted on: September 17, 2018

James City County Awarded Second OVW Grant

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On August 29, 2018, the Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) announced 54 grants totaling $32 million through its Improving the Criminal Justice Response to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking ...

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Colonial Community Corrections

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News Flash

Posted on: February 13, 2019

Employers Encouraged to Post Jobs on New Veterans Job Portal

Hampton Roads Veterans Career Compass logo

James City County is pleased to invite County businesses and organizations to post jobs on the new Hampton Roads Veterans Career Compass (HR VCC). HR VCC is a website and service of the Hampton Roads Workforce Foundation, the charitable arm of the Hampton...

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Economic Development
Posted on: February 11, 2019

DJG, Inc. Named One of the Best Places to Work in Virginia

DJG, Inc.

On Feb. 1, Virginia Business announced its 2019 Best Places to Work in Virginia and named DJG, Inc. (DJG) as one of the winners. The 2019 Best Places to Work in Virginia list is made up of 100 companies. Winners were selected in three categories: small (1...

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Economic Development
Posted on: February 8, 2019

VHB’s Williamsburg Office Recognized by American Council of Engineering Companies of Virginia

Carter's Grove

On Feb. 7, VHB’s Williamsburg office was recognized by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Virginia (ACEC Virginia) with an honor award for the Carter’s Grove Plantation project at the ACEC Virginia’s 2019 Engine...

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Economic Development
Posted on: February 4, 2019

Tek Fusion Global, Inc. Graduates from VEDP’s Virginia Leaders in Export Trade Program

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James City County is pleased to announce that Tek Fusion Global, Inc. (TFG) was one of nine companies that recently graduated from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s (VEDP) Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) program.VALET is a...

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Economic Development
Posted on: January 28, 2019

The Drying Co./ThermalTec Awarded First Place 2018 SAFE Award

The Drying Co./ThermalTec

James City County is pleased to announce that The Drying Co./ThermalTec has been recognized by the National Association of Home Builders as the 2018 NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Company Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE) first place winner in the catego...

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Economic Development
Posted on: February 1, 2019

Home-Based Business Conference on April 12

Home-based business conference flyer

The fourth annual Home-Based Business Resource Fair & Conference is on Friday, April 12 from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center at 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666. This unique event features a resource fair wi...

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Economic Development
Posted on: January 11, 2019

EDA Real Estate Committee Approves 2019 Meeting Calendar

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The Economic Development Authority (EDA) of James City County’s Real Estate Committee has approved its 2019 meeting calendar. The meeting will occur on the first Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m. beginning on Feb. 7. The meetings will be held ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: January 9, 2019

Featured Property: 3000 John Deere Road in Toano, VA

3000 John Deere Road

Property includes 307,184 square feet in a single story industrial facility located on 74.4 acres of land. Property is located in Stonehouse Commerce Park approximately 40 minutes east of the Richmond airport, 45 minutes west of the Port of Virginia. This...

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Economic Development
Posted on: January 9, 2019

Toano Commercial Historic District Added to Virginia Landmarks Register

Toano Commercial Historic District boundary map

In December, the Board of Historic Resources and the State Review Board approved the addition of 13 sites to the Virginia Landmarks Register including the Toano Commercial Historic District located in James City County. This is the first historic district...

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Economic Development
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Attention Business Owners - Update!

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Feb. 11 Update -. The new online Business License Tax Calculator is now available to calculate your tax due and print out your renewal form. The web page also contains filing and payment instructions.Beginning this year, both your completed business licen...

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Economic Development
Posted on: November 3, 2016

Port Signs New, Long-Term Lease for Virginia International Gateway

Port of Virginia

NORFOLK – Governor Terry R. McAuliffe on Wednesday announced that The Port of Virginia® has signed a new, long-term lease for Virginia International Gateway (VIG) that clears the way for the port to begin work on doubling capacity at the...

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Additional Info... Economic Development

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News Flash

Posted on: June 29, 2016

Fireworks are Illegal in JCC

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The possession, manufacture, storage, sale, handling or use of fireworks in James City County is a class 1 misdemeanor punishable by up to 12 months in jail and/or $2,500 fine. Professional displays, such as can be seen at Busch Gardens, are allowed throu...Read on...

Additional Info... Fire Department
Posted on: March 1, 2016

Another Smoke Alarm Success

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Residents of Pocahontas Trail were awakened early Feb. 29 by the sound of smoke alarms ringing through the house. Everyone exited safely and the Fire Department was called. Fire crews arrived to find heavy smoke inside the house and smoldering fire near e...Read on...

Fire Department
Posted on: February 29, 2016

ISO Rating Change Could Reduce Insurance Costs

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The Fire Department has received the second highest possible rating from the Insurance Services Office (ISO), a distinction that may qualify homeowners and businesses for lower property insurance premiums. Effective March 1, 2016, James City County Fire D...Read on...

Fire Department
Posted on: December 29, 2015

File of Life

File of Life

In an emergency, ambulance providers need to know your medical history to decide how best to take care of you. Searching for medication bottles or trying to remember dosages is the last thing you want to be doing if you or a loved one needs help. That’s w...Read on...

Fire Department
Posted on: December 28, 2015

Safe Needle Disposal

Do Not Recycle Needles

If you check your blood sugar or inject medications at home it is important to dispose of your used needles and lancets safely. You can purchase a special container from most pharmacies, or use an empty household container that is leak proof, made of heav...Read on...

Additional Info... Fire Department

News Flash

Posted on: January 15, 2019

Robert Lee Graham, Jr.

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Robert Lee Graham, Jr.: last known address is 5413 Airport Road, James City County, VA. Graham’s date of birth is May 29, 1971. Graham is 5’8” and 155 lbs. Graham has three outstanding Capias’ from Williamsburg-James City County General District Court for...

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Most Wanted
Posted on: March 19, 2018

Larry Earl Batts

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Larry Earl Batts: last known address Centerville Road in James City County. Batts' date of birth is Jan. 12, 1962. He is 5’8” and 160 lbs. Batts is wanted for aggravated sexual battery and revocation of a suspended sentence.

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Most Wanted
Posted on: July 10, 2018

Daniel Alexander Smokes, Jr.

Daniel Alexander Smokes Jr.

Daniel Alexander Smokes, Jr.: last known address is Algonquin Trail, James City County, VA. Smokes, Jr.'s date of birth is Feb. 9, 1999. He is 6’2” and 178 lbs. Smokes, Jr. has outstanding warrants for three counts of robbery, two coun...

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Most Wanted
Posted on: March 21, 2018

Ryan DeCarlo Braxton

Ryan Decarlo Braxton

Ryan DeCarlo Braxton: last known address Burton Woods Drive, James City County, VA. Braxton's date of birth is Aug. 1, 1975. He is 5’9” and 180 lbs. Braxton is wanted on charges of abduction, grand larceny and domestic assault and batt...

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Most Wanted
Posted on: March 28, 2018

Rodney Johnson (AKA: Rodney Dushack)

Rodney Johnson

Rodney Johnson (AKA: Rodney Dushack): last known address Mooretown Road, James City County, VA. Johnson's date of birth is May 26, 1968. He is 6’8”. Johnson is wanted on charges of aggravated assault by strangulation and felony assault...

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Most Wanted
Posted on: March 28, 2018

Troy Lamont Ashby

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Troy Lamont Ashby: last known address is Hampton, VA. Ashby's date of birth is July 18, 1976. He is 5’5” and 140 lbs. Ashby is wanted on two charges of distribution of cocaine.

Media Contact:Stephanie Williams, Police Spokesperson757-25...

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Most Wanted
Posted on: September 26, 2018

Ryan David Bragg

Ryan David Bragg

Ryan David Bragg: last known address is Powhatan Springs Road, James City County, VA. Bragg’s date of birth is Nov. 4, 1987. Bragg has a Capias from James City County Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court for failure to report to CCC (original charge is...

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Most Wanted
Posted on: March 19, 2018

Michelle Marie Roush

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Michelle Marie Roush: last known address Prosperity Court in James City County, VA. Roush's date of birth is Nov. 11, 1988. She is 5’3” and 115 lbs. Roush is wanted on a Felony Capias (original charge: felony shoplifting).

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Most Wanted
Posted on: June 27, 2018

Chad Gallup Acee

chad gallup acee

Chad Gallup Acee: last known address is London Company Way, James City County, VA. Acee's date of birth is Sept. 23, 1988. He is 6’1” and 165 lbs. Acee has an outstanding Capias from Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court for a p...

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Most Wanted
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Kevin Lamark Jackson

kevin lamark jackson

Kevin Lamark Jackson: last known address is Merrimac Trail, Williamsburg, VA. Jackson's date of birth is May 28, 1975. He is 5’5” and 170 lbs. Jackson has an outstanding Capias from Williamsburg-James City County General District Court...

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Most Wanted
Posted on: March 26, 2018

Karl Scott Knoyer, Jr.

karl scott knoyer

Karl Scott Knoyer, Jr.: last known address is Carol Lane, James City County, VA. Knoyer, Jr.'s date of birth is April 15, 1989. He is 6’ and 185 lbs. Knoyer, Jr. is wanted on two charges of failure to appear in Williamsburg-James City County Cir...

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Most Wanted
Posted on: March 22, 2018

Kenneth Brandon Sharpe

Kenneth Brandon Sharpe

Kenneth Brandon Sharpe: last known address Lakepoint Court, James City County, VA. Sharpe's date of birth is Aug. 18, 1989. He is 5’11” and 130 lbs. Sharpe is wanted on charges of credit card theft, credit card fraud, grand larceny and...

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Most Wanted
Posted on: March 26, 2018

Corey Delmont Bryant, Sr.

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Corey Delmont Bryant, Sr.: last known address Capital Landing Road, Williamsburg, VA. Bryant, Sr.'s date of birth is Jan. 26, 1971. He is 5’10” and 210 lbs. Bryant, Sr. is wanted on charges of credit card theft and unauthorized use of ...

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Most Wanted
Posted on: March 21, 2018

Sibylla Hope Coles (AKA: Sibylla Bailey, Sibylla Simpson)

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Sibylla Hope Coles (AKA: Sibylla Bailey, Sibylla Simpson): last known address Little Creek Dam Road, Toano, VA. Coles' date of birth is May 4, 1972. She is 5’4” and 195 lbs. Coles is wanted on a felony charge of possession of a schedul...

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Most Wanted

News Flash

Posted on: February 19, 2019

This Week in James City County Goes Behind the Scenes of the Award-Winning Website

Podcast

Tina Colonna, Web and Publications Supervisor and Chris Coleman, Web Interaction Designer, join us on the podcast this week to take a behind the scenes look at the County’s award-winning website jamescitycountyva.gov. You don’t want to miss this conversat...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Virginia Selects Contractor for VDOT’s Largest Construction Project in History

Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel Expansion web logo

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia has selected Hampton Roads Connector Partners, a design-build team, to deliver the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) Expansion Project. The fixed price ($3.3 billion) and fixed comp...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Police Seek Public's Assistance in Locating Missing Person

Aaron Jacobson

 Aaron Jacobson was last seen at his residence in the 100 block of Old Stage Road in Toano on Feb. 12 at approximately 9 p.m. Jacobson, who is considered endangered, is 31-years-old.  If you have seen Mr. Jacobson or know his whereabouts...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Planning Commission Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled for Feb. 21

Policy Committee scheduled

The Planning Commission Policy Committee will meet on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 4 p.m. to consider the following:•    FY 2020-2024 Capital Improvements Program ReviewAll meetings are open to the public and will be held in Building A of the Ja...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Presentation on Free Black Settlement at Freedom Park Airing on JCC TV

Free Black Settlement Presentation

As part of a celebration of Black History Month, JCC TV will air a presentation on the Free Black Settlement at Freedom Park by Col. Lafayette Jones, a historian and descendant of those who lived on the Free Black Settlement.You can watch the Free Black S...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 13, 2019

Summer Job Fair

Job Fair_Flash

Want a great job this summer? Are you 16 or older and care about providing superior customer service while maintaining the high quality of parks and recreation in James City County? We want to meet you! Come out to the Parks & Recreation Summer Job Fa...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

What happened at the Feb. 12 Board of Supervisors Meeting?

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Here’s a quick summary of actions taken by the Board of Supervisors during the Feb. 12, 2019 Meeting:E.         PRESENTATIONS    

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News Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2019

CERT Training to Begin March 7

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If a disaster threatens or occurs, do you know what to do? If you take the James City County/Williamsburg Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, you will!

In a major emergency, fire and law enforcement may not be able to reach you as quickly as...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 13, 2019

Employers Encouraged to Post Jobs on New Veterans Job Portal

Hampton Roads Veterans Career Compass logo

James City County is pleased to invite County businesses and organizations to post jobs on the new Hampton Roads Veterans Career Compass (HR VCC). HR VCC is a website and service of the Hampton Roads Workforce Foundation, the charitable arm of the Hampton...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 7, 2019

Historical Commission Sponsors Student Essay Contest

Jamestown monument

The year 2019 marks the 400th anniversary of several significant events in Virginia, and especially in Jamestown. These events had profound impacts on the shaping of American society, history and government. The James City County Historical Commission is ...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2019

Virginia Capital Trail Foundation Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation Grant

Virginia Capital Trail Foundation logo

James City County is pleased to announce that the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation received matching grant funds from the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s (VTC) Marketing Leverage Program (MLP). The grant is for $5,000 and utilized James City Cou...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2019

James City County Social Services Seeks Community Input

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James City County Social Services Outreach and Marketing Team has developed a survey and is asking for the community’s input. The purpose of this survey is to understand what services the community is most aware of and to increase the awareness efforts re...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2019

February Events

February Flash

Aquatics

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course (ages 15+)Friday, Feb. 1, 4-6 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. & Monday-Thursday, Feb. 4-7, 4-9 p.m.James City County Recreation Center & Eastern State Hospital$210/session; $205 f...

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Additional Info... News Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2019

Home-Based Business Conference Planned for April 12

Home-based business conference flyer

The fourth annual Home-Based Business Resource Fair & Conference is on Friday, April 12 from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center at 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666. This unique event features a resource fair wi...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2019

Mountain Bike Trail opens at Upper County Park

MountainBikeFlash

Mountain Bike TrailThanks to a partnership with the Eastern Virginia Mountain Bike Association (EVMA), Upper County Park now offers park visitors two-miles of mountain bike trails. Volunteers from the EVMA worked with Parks staff to design and construct t...

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Additional Info... News Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2019

Toano Commercial Historic District Added to Virginia Landmarks Register

Toano Commercial Historic District boundary map

In December, the Board of Historic Resources and the State Review Board approved the addition of 13 sites to the Virginia Landmarks Register including the Toano Commercial Historic District located in James City County. This is the first historic district...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Attention Business Owners - Update!

Calculator and pen

Feb. 11 Update -. The new online Business License Tax Calculator is now available to calculate your tax due and print out your renewal form. The web page also contains filing and payment instructions.Beginning this year, both your completed business licen...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2018

Police and Fire to Offer Active Shooter and Stop the Bleed Training

Stop the Bleed web

James City County’s Police and Fire Departments are hosting two CRASE (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events)/Stop the Bleed training sessions:Feb. 23, 5-9 p.m., Fire Training Center, 2077 John Tyler Highway February Session Registration&am...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Police Remind Citizens to Lock Vehicle Doors

Lock Your Car Doors

Residents are reminded to protect their property by removing valuables (especially electronics, firearms, purses/wallets and shopping bags) from vehicles and always locking doors, keeping windows and doors locked at night and when not at home and keeping ...

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News Releases

News Flash

Posted on: February 13, 2019

Summer Job Fair

Job Fair_Flash

Want a great job this summer? Are you 16 or older and care about providing superior customer service while maintaining the high quality of parks and recreation in James City County? We want to meet you! Come out to the Parks & Recreation Summer Job Fa...

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Additional Info... Parks & Recreation
Posted on: January 30, 2019

February Events

February Flash

Aquatics

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course (ages 15+)Friday, Feb. 1, 4-6 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. & Monday-Thursday, Feb. 4-7, 4-9 p.m.James City County Recreation Center & Eastern State Hospital$210/session; $205 f...

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Additional Info... Parks & Recreation
Posted on: January 22, 2019

Mountain Bike Trail opens at Upper County Park

MountainBikeFlash

Mountain Bike TrailThanks to a partnership with the Eastern Virginia Mountain Bike Association (EVMA), Upper County Park now offers park visitors two-miles of mountain bike trails. Volunteers from the EVMA worked with Parks staff to design and construct t...

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Additional Info... Parks & Recreation

News Flash

Posted on: February 15, 2019

Planning Commission Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled for Feb. 21

Policy Committee scheduled

The Planning Commission Policy Committee will meet on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 4 p.m. to consider the following:•    FY 2020-2024 Capital Improvements Program ReviewAll meetings are open to the public and will be held in Building A of the Ja...

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Planning

News Flash

Posted on: February 15, 2019

Police Seek Public's Assistance in Locating Missing Person

Aaron Jacobson

 Aaron Jacobson was last seen at his residence in the 100 block of Old Stage Road in Toano on Feb. 12 at approximately 9 p.m. Jacobson, who is considered endangered, is 31-years-old.  If you have seen Mr. Jacobson or know his whereabouts...

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Police Department
Posted on: January 8, 2019

Police Recognized for National Night Out

National Night Out 2018 award

James City County Police Department was recently recognized by the National Association of Town Watch for its outstanding participation in 2018 National Night Out. The Department was ranked 27 out of 139 applying jurisdictions of the same size (population...

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Police Department
Posted on: December 12, 2018

Head's Up Program

James City County Police Department patrol vehicle

The Heads Up Program enables James City County residents to provide information about their pre-existing conditions to the Emergency Communications Center. This information alerts first responders about special conditions prior to their arrival in an emer...

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For more information or to sign up Police Department
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Police Remind Citizens to Lock Vehicle Doors

Lock Your Car Doors

Residents are reminded to protect their property by removing valuables (especially electronics, firearms, purses/wallets and shopping bags) from vehicles and always locking doors, keeping windows and doors locked at night and when not at home and keeping ...

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Police Department
Posted on: November 6, 2018

Master Police Officer Brandon Frantz Recognized

Officer Brandon Frantz

Master Police Officer (MPO) Brandon Frantz was awarded the Law Enforcement Commendation Certificate and Medal by the Williamsburg Sons of the American Revolution on Nov. 2. MPO Frantz was further recognized at Eighteenth Annual Greater Hampton Roads Regio...

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Police Department
Posted on: July 3, 2018

2017 Annual Report

Law Enforcement Center

The mission of the James City County Police Department is to perform our duties and fulfill our responsibilities of enforcing the law, preserving the peace, and providing police services so that it improves the quality of life for all citizens within our ...

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Police Department
Posted on: July 9, 2018

The Watch Dial by JCCPD

The Watch Dial

The Watch Dial is a quarterly newsletter published by James City County Police Department. Check back often for information about JCCPD events, crime prevention tips and other crime alerts.

The Watch Dial Police Department

News Flash

Posted on: January 1, 2019

19 Things to Explore in 2019

2019

With each new year, there are new things to look forward to and the things happening in James City County in 2019 are no exception.

Here are 19 things to explore in 2019:

  1. 2019 is the 400th anniversary of democracy, diversity and opportunity in Virginia. AME...
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Tourism Blog

News Flash

Posted on: February 20, 2019

Sweethaven Lavender Festival Tickets on Sale Friday, March 1

Sweethaven Lavender Farm

Sweethaven Lavender Farm of Williamsburg (Sweethaven) will begin selling tickets for their inaugural lavender festival on Friday, March 1 at 7 a.m. The Sweethaven Lavender Festival is Saturday, June 29 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tickets will be $10 per pers...

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Tourism News
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Southern Food Festival Comes to New Town Williamsburg

Southern Food Festival logo

New Town Williamsburg is excited to welcome the Southern Food Festival by Center of the Universe (COTU) Brewing on Saturday, April 6 from noon until 5 p.m. COTU’s popular Southern Food Festival is hitting the road in 2019 and coming to Sullivan ...

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Tourism News
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Fee Free Days at Historic Jamestowne

Historic Jamestowne

Throughout the year, there are several fee free days at Historic Jamestowne. On these select days, there is no admission fee.

Fee Free Days

  • Saturday, April 20 in honor of the first day of National Park Week and National Junior Ranger Day
  • Sunday, Aug. 25 in h...
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Tourism News
Posted on: February 4, 2019

Virginia Capital Trail Foundation Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation Grant

Virginia Capital Trail Foundation logo

James City County is pleased to announce that the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation received matching grant funds from the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s (VTC) Marketing Leverage Program (MLP). The grant is for $5,000 and utilized James City Cou...

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Tourism News

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