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Posted on: November 30, 2018

Webisode #8 (Strangulation IPV) Now Available...

Alliance on Violence Against Women (AVAW) logo

Does strangulation only a crime if marks are physically visible? Is it a crime if it only happened once? How long does it take to be strangled? The latest webisode titled "Strangulation IPV" answers these questions while taking a deeper look at ...

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Strangulation IPV Colonial Community Corrections
Posted on: December 1, 2018

Domestic Violence & the Holiday Season

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There's been a great discussion as to whether there's an correlation between intimate partner violence (IPV) crimes (ex. domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault) and the holiday season? In truth, this type of crimes doesn't increase or decrease du...

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Holiday Toolbox 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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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Billsburg Brewery Will Brew Resilience Butte County Proud IPA

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Billsburg Brewery is proud to announce that it will brew Resilience Butte County Proud IPA (Resilience IPA), a beer that Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (Sierra Nevada) is brewing to raise funds for the Camp Fire relief efforts. In a letter, Sierra Nevada&r...

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Economic Development
Posted on: November 26, 2018

H&H Medical Corporation Announces TACgauze Wound Wrapping Gauze

H&H TACgauze

James City County is pleased to announce that H&H Medical Corporation (H&H) has announced it will now manufacture TACgauze Wound Wrapping Gauze (TACgauze) at their headquarters located on McLaws Circle. Based on a joint research program with the U...

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Economic Development
Posted on: November 20, 2018

Pure Silk Becomes Title Sponsor of LPGA Event at Kingsmill Resort

Pure Silk Championship logo

The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and Kingsmill Resort announced that Pure Silk will become the official title sponsor of the newly renamed Pure Silk Championship. Pure Silk has agreed to a three-year deal from 2019-2021 as title sponsor of ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 24, 2018

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: June 25, 2018

Real Estate Committee Sets Meeting Dates

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The Real Estate Committee of the Economic Development Authority has determined their meeting dates for the rest of the 2018 calendar. The Committee reserves the right to modify this schedule as necessary. The dates and times are outlined below:

  • Thursday, J...
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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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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: 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: October 11, 2018

Kenneth Edward Bowmer

Kenneth Bowmer

Kenneth Edward Bowmer: last known address is S. Riverside Drive, Lanexa, VA. Bowmer’s date of birth is Jan. 22, 1988. He is 6’1” and 160 lbs. Bowmer has a Capias from James City County Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court for failure to appear (origina...

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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

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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

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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: December 12, 2018

What happened at the Dec. 11 Board of Supervisors Meeting?

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Here’s a quick summary of actions taken by the Board of Supervisors during the Dec. 11, 2018 meeting:

Presentations: 

    1.    Chairman's Award Presentation http://ec4.cc/vh84f4837

    ...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2018

Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Person

Charles Cooper

Charles Wayne Cooper was last seen on foot in the 6600 block of Richmond Road on Dec. 8 at approximately 3 a.m. Cooper, who is considered endangered, is 26-years-old. 

If you have seen Mr. Cooper or know his whereabouts, please contact James City ...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2018

Adam Kinsman Featured on This Week in James City County

Podcast

Adam Kinsman, County Attorney, joins us on the podcast this week. We talk about the County’s legislative program that includes inoperable motor vehicles, impact fees and dogs. Check it out and let us know what you think!This Week in James City C...

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This Week in James City County 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 Mar...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2018

Social Services Offers Foster/Adoptive Parent Orientation and Training

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Would you or someone you know be interested in becoming a foster/adoptive parent in James City County? Social Services offers training that gives families the information they need to make an informed decision about whether fostering/adopting is the right...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2018

Planning Commission Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled for Dec. 13

Policy Committee scheduled

The Planning Commission Policy Committee will meet on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 4 p.m. to consider the following:

•    ORD-18-0013. Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendments Regarding Master Plan Consistency Determinations

•    Pro...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2018

Quarterly Early Warning Systems Test for Surry Power Station on Dec. 12

Surry Nuclear Power Plant

State officials led by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), local officials and Dominion Energy will conduct a test of the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA), the Emergency A...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2018

Parks & Recreation Program, Volunteers Receive Outstanding Awards at State Conference

VANaturalist_VRPS_Dec2018

James City County Parks & Recreation was recognized in two top service categories at the 63rd Annual Virginia Recreation & Park Society (VRPS) Conference, held in November in Richmond. Parks & Recreation's new Capital Color Ride earne...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2018

Scott Stevens Featured on Newest Episode of This Week in James City County

Scott Stevens December 2018

James City County’s County Administrator, Scott Stevens, is our guest on the podcast this week. We talk recycling, school enrollment projections, Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail and more. Check it out and let us know what you think! Audio or Vi...

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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
Posted on: November 29, 2018

December Events

December Flash

Aquatics

Learn to Swim, Free Swim EvaluationsRegistration is open Dec. 11-21 for January swim classes. Registration is accepted at the James City County Recreation Center and online. Having trouble deciding which swim level is appropriate for your child? O...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2018

Police Host Coffee With A Cop

James City County Police Department patrol vehicle

You’re invited to join James City County Police Department Police at the Williamsburg Marketplace Starbucks at 240 McLaws Circle for Coffee with a Cop on Dec. 15, 2-4 p.m. County Officers will join citizens in an informal setting to discuss community issu...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Good Time Dancers Give Back

Good Time Dancers

The Good Time Dancers, a local dance group, marked "Giving Tuesday" with a donation to the Heritage Humane Society (HHS). The dancers collected pet supplies and cash totaling $1,354 to support the shelter’s daily and urgent needs. The donation w...

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Additional Info... News Releases
Posted on: November 26, 2018

H&H Medical Corporation Announces TACgauze Wound Wrapping Gauze

H&H TACgauze

James City County is pleased to announce that H&H Medical Corporation (H&H) has announced it will now manufacture TACgauze Wound Wrapping Gauze (TACgauze) at their headquarters located on McLaws Circle. Based on a joint research program with the U...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2018

Pure Silk Becomes Title Sponsor of LPGA Event at Kingsmill Resort

Pure Silk Championship logo

The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and Kingsmill Resort announced that Pure Silk will become the official title sponsor of the newly renamed Pure Silk Championship. Pure Silk has agreed to a three-year deal from 2019-2021 as title sponsor of ...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 19, 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 a CRASE (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events) training session followed by a Stop the Bleed training session on Jan. 12 at the Law Enforcement Center, 4600 Opportunity Way from 8...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2018

Winners Announced for Start Peninsula

Start Peninsula logo

The pitch competition began on Friday, Nov. 2 with 30 pitches and a keynote by serial entrepreneur and author, Jason Calacanis. Following a 90-second pitch, 10 early stage businesses were selected to move on to Sunday’s final round.  On Sunday, 3...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2018

2018 Leaf Disposal Options Announced

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Self HaulJames City County residents may drop off leaves free of charge Nov. 5-18, 2018 and Jan. 7-20, 2019 at the Jolly Pond Convenience Center, 1204 Jolly Pond Road. The Convenience Center is open daily from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Leaves will only be accepted in...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 26, 2018

County Receives Grant to Reduce Erosion at Chickahominy Riverfront Park

Erosion at Chickahominy Riverfront Park

Erosion at the shoreline of Chickahominy Riverfront Park will soon be reduced thanks to a $781,900 grant from the Virginia Environmental Endowment (VEE).James City County staff applied for the grant to help fund solutions to severe erosion at the Park tha...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2018

2019 Dog Licenses Available

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Dog owners in James City County can purchase 2019 dog licenses through the Treasurer’s Office beginning Nov. 1. The renewal period runs through Jan. 31 every year and tags must be on dogs by Jan. 31. Add a new dog to your household after Jan. 31? Dog tags...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2018

Real Estate Committee Sets Meeting Dates

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The Real Estate Committee of the Economic Development Authority has determined their meeting dates for the rest of the 2018 calendar. The Committee reserves the right to modify this schedule as necessary. The dates and times are outlined below:

  • Thursday, J...
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News Releases

News Flash

Posted on: December 6, 2018

Parks & Recreation Program, Volunteers Receive Outstanding Awards at State Conference

VANaturalist_VRPS_Dec2018

James City County Parks & Recreation was recognized in two top service categories at the 63rd Annual Virginia Recreation & Park Society (VRPS) Conference, held in November in Richmond. Parks & Recreation's new Capital Color Ride earne...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 29, 2018

December Events

December Flash

Aquatics

Learn to Swim, Free Swim EvaluationsRegistration is open Dec. 11-21 for January swim classes. Registration is accepted at the James City County Recreation Center and online. Having trouble deciding which swim level is appropriate for your child? O...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Good Time Dancers Give Back

Good Time Dancers

The Good Time Dancers, a local dance group, marked "Giving Tuesday" with a donation to the Heritage Humane Society (HHS). The dancers collected pet supplies and cash totaling $1,354 to support the shelter’s daily and urgent needs. The ...

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Additional Info... Parks & Recreation

News Flash

Posted on: December 7, 2018

Planning Commission Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled for Dec. 13

Policy Committee scheduled

The Planning Commission Policy Committee will meet on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 4 p.m. to consider the following:

•    ORD-18-0013. Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendments Regarding Master Plan Consistency Determinations

•    Pro...

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Planning

News Flash

Posted on: December 11, 2018

Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Person

Charles Cooper

Charles Wayne Cooper was last seen on foot in the 6600 block of Richmond Road on Dec. 8 at approximately 3 a.m. Cooper, who is considered endangered, is 26-years-old. 

If you have seen Mr. Cooper or know his whereabouts, please contact James City ...

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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 29, 2018

Police Host Coffee With A Cop

James City County Police Department patrol vehicle

You’re invited to join James City County Police Department Police at the Williamsburg Marketplace Starbucks at 240 McLaws Circle for Coffee with a Cop on Dec. 15, 2-4 p.m. County Officers will join citizens in an informal setting to discuss comm...

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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: October 10, 2018

Police Name Jacek Los VIPS Volunteer of the Year

Police Volunteer, Jacek Los

On Sept.24, James City County Police Department hosted its annual Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS) Annual Appreciation Dinner. During the event, Chief Brad Rinehimer presented Jacek Los with the VIPS Volunteer of the Year award. Los is a dedicated vol...

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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: December 7, 2018

The Ultimate Holiday Checklist

Holiday Checklist

With all the sparkle and stress of the holidays, we have put together the ultimate holiday checklist for a fun, festive season in James City County.

  1. Deck the halls! Stop by one of our many local shops and pick up everything you need. Seasons of Williamsbur...
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Tourism Blog
Posted on: December 4, 2018

Holiday Activities in James City County

James City County Holiday Events

There are free events, ticketed events and so much more to do this holiday season in James City County.

Reoccurring Events

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Tourism Blog
Posted on: December 5, 2018

James City County Gift Guide

James City County Gift Guide

James City County is home to great shopping. With numerous mainstream retailers and plenty of quirky, unique shops, there is a gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list!

Made in James City County

Many people love authentic gifts made in America, but w...

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Tourism Blog
Posted on: November 12, 2018

An Insider’s Guide to Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Have you been to Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Williamsburg? We hope so, but if you haven’t here is our insider’s guide to what’s new in 2018 and the things you won’t want to miss.

What’s New for 2018

  • It&a...
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Tourism Blog

News Flash

Posted on: December 3, 2018

Billsburg Brewery Will Brew Resilience Butte County Proud IPA

Resilience IPA Logo

Billsburg Brewery is proud to announce that it will brew Resilience Butte County Proud IPA (Resilience IPA), a beer that Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (Sierra Nevada) is brewing to raise funds for the Camp Fire relief efforts. In a letter, Sierra Nevada’s fou...

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Tourism News
Posted on: November 20, 2018

Pure Silk Becomes Title Sponsor of LPGA Event at Kingsmill Resort

Pure Silk Championship logo

The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and Kingsmill Resort announced that Pure Silk will become the official title sponsor of the newly renamed Pure Silk Championship. Pure Silk has agreed to a three-year deal from 2019-2021 as title sponsor of ...

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Tourism News
Posted on: September 20, 2018

IRONMAN 70.3 Virginia Coming to James City County in May 2019

IRONMAN 70.3 Virginia logo

James City County is pleased to announce that it will host IRONMAN® 70.3® Virginia on Sunday, May 5, 2019. The event will be hosted at Chickahominy Riverfront Park (CRP) and will use the same triathlon course as REV3 Williamsburg in previo...

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Tourism News

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