Department of Veterans
Affairs Police

Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Salem Veterans Affairs Police is to provide protection for all persons at the Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center, located between Salem and Roanoke, Virginia. The Veterans Affairs Police has a total of 19 staff, which functions in security and law enforcement for the 224 acre site. The Veterans Affairs Police is responsible for the exercise of leadership, control and direction during a fire, storm or other mishap, which threatens the lives of personnel on Veterans Affairs property. When efforts to prevent the commission of crime fail, the VA Police Officer's role is law enforcement.

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