According to ​FBI statistics, Virginia Beach has one of the lowest crime rates in the nation for a city of its size. This achievement is the result of a proactive approach to law enforcement and crime prevention on the part of the city's first responders and the community. 

They are here to help you in any type of emergency 24/7. First responders include includes members from the departments of Emergency Communication and Citizens Services (ECCS VB911), Emergency Medical Services, Police, and Fire.

Emergency Communications & Citizen Services

ECCS operates VB911 and VB311, which process calls for service​ 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Emergency Medical Services

EMS delivers services that preserve life, improve health, and promote the safety of Virginia Beach residents and visitors​​​​​​​.

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Police Department

Read more about how the Virginia Beach Police Department is keeping the city and its residents safe.

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Fire Department

A customer service organization that partners with the community to evoke a sense of safety among the city's residents and visitors. Learn more about the department's mitigation, response and restoration efforts.

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