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Posted on: October 19, 2023

Police Division seeks federal grant for necessary equipment

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Oct. 3, 2023 — The Hampton Police Division is seeking a federal FY23 Byrne Memorial Grant for needed equipment. 

In accordance with U.S. Department of Justice grant requirements, the Hampton Police Division would like to inform the public of the i...

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Posted on: July 28, 2023

Hampton native Wideman sworn in as chief of police


 July 28, 2023 — Hampton native Jimmie Wideman was sworn in on Friday afternoon as the chief of police in his hometown.

 Wideman follows former chief Mark Talbot, who was hired in 2021 after a search process in which Wideman was...

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Posted on: February 10, 2023

Violent crimes were down in 2022, but 2023 starts with a spike

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Feb. 8, 2023 – Police Chief Mark Talbot gave an update to City Council about crime in 2022 that started with some good news.

Statistics show that murders were down 25% over 2021. Robberies decreased by 12%. Property crimes were up at total of 16%...

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