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Student at Gilbert Linkous Elementary looking up at Officer Nathan O'Dell

The Town of Blacksburg takes great pride in providing a safe community for our citizens to live. We are fortunate to have an award winning police department with a staff of highly trained and dedicated officers ensuring the safety of our town. We realize that being able to call a place home, means not only enjoying the amenities that place offers, but enjoying the peace of mind that you are living in a safe community. In recent surveys, Blacksburg residents rated their level of security and safety of neighborhoods very high.

Blacksburg Police have mutual aid agreements with the Virginia Tech Police Department as well as the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. These agencies enjoy close working relationships with one another and often train together. Close relationships also exist between Blacksburg Police and the Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department, the Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad, and Virginia Tech Rescue.