Community & Youth Engagement

The mission of the Danville Police Department is to provide quality service to the community through a process of continuous improvement. We will maintain a safe environment for all by protecting life, liberty and property through partnerships with citizens and businesses. In an effort to strengthen this mission, we have established a Community & Youth Engagement Unit. The officers assigned to this unit will focus on several areas: crime prevention and community education, youth and community engagement, and blight and nuisance abatement. 

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Contact Us

  1. T.E. Merricks


    Unit Supervisor
    MerriTE@danvilleva.gov
    Phone: 434-797-8898, Opt.1

    Corporal T.B. Scearce


    Certified Crime Prevention Specialist 
    sceartb@danvilleva.gov 
    Phone: 434-797-8898, Opt.2


    Corporal D.L. Austin


    Blight and Nuisance Abatement
    austidl@danvilleva.gov 
    Phone: 434-797-8898, Opt.3

    Officer S.S. Brooks


    Youth and Community Engagement
    brookss@danvilleva.gov
    Phone: 434-797-8898, Opt.4


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Upcoming Events

Event Date Time Location Flyer
Community Engagement Day May 31 2-6pm Purdum Woods Apts Click Here
FREE Child Seat Check June 2 9am-12pm Community Market Click Here
DPD Child Fingerprinting Event June 7 4-7pm Danville Public Library Click Here
Cardinal Village Poetry Night June 8 5-8pm Cardinal Village Playground Click Here
Youth Engagement Day June 15 3-6pm 135 Jones Crossing Click Here
Youth Engagement Day June 18 1-5pm Woodside Village Click Here
Bibleway Youth Zone June 21 11am-3pm Bibleway Church Click Here
Pleasant View June 22 12-4pm Pleasant View Ave Click Here
Summer Youth Police Academy - FULL June 25-July 12 9am-3pm TBA Application
Community Engagement Walk June 28 4-6pm TBA  
Coffee with a Cop July 13 8am Rubens on Riverside Click Here
Boys and Girls Club Officer Engagement Day July 13 2pm Foster St Click Here
Rock D'BLOCK July 14 12-6pm Taylor Dr Ball Field Click Here
YMCA Engagement Day July 20 11am-3pm YMCA Click Here
Danville Family Homes July 26 4-7pm Danville Family Homes Click Here
Cedar Terrace July 27 10am-2pm Cedar Terrace Apts Pending
East New Hope Church Engagement Day August 4 10am-2pm East New Hope Church Pending