The Town of Amherst is a safe and low crime community.
The Town of Amherst Police Department has five full-time police officers. It is supported by the Amherst County Sheriff’s Department and the State Police as well as other local, state and federal agencies. In addition to enforcing a variety of Town ordinances and different provisions of the Code of Virginia, the Town of Amherst Police Department serves as the Town’s coordinating agency for fire and rescue, emergency services and a variety of other public safety issues.
The Police Department can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or during normal business hours at 434/946-7885.
In the event of an emergency, call 911.
Emergency services – law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services – in the Town of Amherst are dispatched through the Amherst County Dispatch office.
The nearest hospital emergency room is Lynchburg General Hospital (434/947-3000).