Dodson named Public Information Officer


The Culpeper Town Police Department announced Friday that Lieutenant Jeff Dodson will be the Culpeper Police Department’s Public Information Officer (PIO).

“We continue to strive and evaluate the best ways to serve our community, to include our media outlets. Lieutenant Dodson heads up our Community Policing Division, which oversees our new Facebook site and other social media sites. Thus, he and his personnel, will be in charge of distributing lots of information to our citizens,” said Captain Chris Settle.

You can check out their new Facebook page at

Contact Lieutenant Dodson via email at

Police use social media to engage with community

The Culpeper Police Department continues efforts to improve the police service that is provided to community members and also advance further into 21st century policing initiatives.

Recently the department began using Facebook and has plans of creating a Twitter account in the

next couple weeks. The department is urging both residents and tourists to engage with the

department on their social media pages.

The department’s presence on social media provides so many benefits to not only the agency, but

also the citizens. Utilizing social media allows the department to positively engage with citizens,

solve crimes, issue incident or traffic alerts to citizens, and also keep everyone informed about

department happenings. The social media presence will allow the department to increase public

trust and transparency with its community members.

“We are hoping to reach a bigger audience and also disseminate information much quicker using this technology” says Chief Chris Jenkins.

The Culpeper Police Department is encouraging all residents and even those visiting the

Culpeper area to view their Facebook page for the latest updates. The Facebook page can be

accessed at

Any questions related to the department’s social media pages should be directed to Lieutenant Jeff Dodson at 540-829-5526.