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    Victim/Witness Information

    The Lynchburg Police Department is committed to helping victims and witnesses of crime obtain the appropriate assistance as they participate in the criminal justice system. It is Lynchburg Police Department policy that all victims and witnesses be treated with dignity, respect, and sensitivity. The department remains committed to working with the Lynchburg Commonwealth Attorney's Victim/Witness Office in the development, implementation, and continuation of appropriate Victim/Witness services.

    Lynchburg Police Officers are trained to provide victims and witnesses with in-person assistance, useful information, or if appropriate, referrals when responding to initially investigate crimes.

    If you need Victim/Witness assistance, further information, or need to provide additional information regarding a crime already reported to the Police Department, call the Lynchburg Police Department Information Desk at (434) 455-6041 or the Lynchburg Commonwealth Attorney's Victim/Witness Office at (434) 455-3790.

    If you are the victim of crime or have not filed a police report; and /or have been threatened or otherwise fear for your safety, call 911 immediately.

    If you wish to gain knowledge about how to protect yourself, your home, your business, or your property against criminal acts, call the Lynchburg Police Department Community Action Team at (434) 455-6070 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    Lynchburg Commonwealth Attorney's Office Victim Witness Assistance Program

    Services Include:

    • Information about your case
    • Explanation about court procedures, including preparation to testify and / or a tour of the courtroom
    • Crisis counseling and referrals
    • Assistance with filing a crime victim compensation form for injuries resulting from a crime

    The Victim/Witness Assistance Program is located in the Lynchburg Commonwealth Attorney's Office and may be contacted by calling (434) 455-3790, Monday through Friday.

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    To Obtain a Warrant

    You may apply for a criminal warrant by appearing in person before a magistrate at the location listed below.  Magistrates are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You do not have to be physically injured to obtain a warrant.

    Lynchburg Magistrate's Office
    501 9th Street
    Lynchburg, VA 24504
    (434) 847-1329

    Other Agencies

    Medical Attention  
    Free Clinic of Central Virginia, Inc (434) 847-5866
    Poison Control Center (800) 222-1222
    Emergencies 911
    Emergency Housing / Financial Aid  
    Lynchburg Social Services (434) 455-5850
    YMCA / Domestic Violence Prevention Center (24 Hours) (888) 528-1041
    Emergency Mental Health Consultation (434) 200-3033
    Psychiatric/ Mental Health Clinic (434) 200-3033
    Sexual Assault Response Program (434) 947-7422
    Information and Referral  
    United Way Information and Referral Center 211 or (434) 845-8016










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