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Department of Veterans Affairs
Police Department


Chief of Police
Todd A S Trebuna

800 Zorn Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky 40206
Phone: (502)287-6194
Fax: (502)287-6193

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Mission Statement: The VA Police Mission Statement was written with the entire VA population in mind. It says, " To work in partnership with the citizens of the VA in providing courteous, competent, and effective delivery of law enforcement service in a manner sensitive to our diverse and multi-cultural community." The Value Statement sets high standards for all officers in accomplishing the mission by requiring them, " To maintain exemplary personal traits of honesty, morality, self-restraint, courage, obedience to the law, and respect for the rights and liberty of all persons."

The VA Police has the same authority and responsibilities on the VA campus as other police departments have in the hundreds of jurisdictions across the country. The VA Police is a full-service police agency with concurrent jurisdiction within the confines of the VA campus in Louisville. VA Police Officers' statutory arrest authority is derived from Title 38 of the United States Code Section 902. Police Officers at the VA are hired only after passing an interview process, a complete background investigation, physical examination, and drug screening. Each officer is required to attend and pass an eight-week course of study at the Federal VA Law Enforcement Training Academy in North Little Rock, Arkansas, during the first year of employment and qualify twice annually with issued firearms. In addition to a minimum of 80-hours in-service training each year, officers also attend many specialized training courses provided by the other federal, state, or local police agencies.