The Virginia Beach Police Department recognizes the right of the public to be fully and accurately informed in all matters of public safety and is aware that the news media is responsible for providing this information to the public. Our goal is to maintain a relationship with the members of the news media that is based upon trust, cooperation and mutual interest. To accomplish this goal, the department provides complete and accurate information, within legal and investigatory limits, to all accredited media representatives.
The Public Affairs Office is responsible for coordinating the News Release information to the media representatives. When information cannot be released, due to legal and/or investigative reasons, they make every effort to provide the media with the requested information as soon as it becomes available.