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Village of Virginia Gardens


Hello my name is James P. Chohonis and I am the Chief of Police. Welcome to the Village of Virginia Gardens. We have established this web site to provide information about our police department, special events, and policies that affect you as a resident of or visitor to our village.

I started my law enforcement career right here in the Village of Virginia Gardens in 1987 as an auxiliary officer, and have worked my way up the departmentís ranks to my present position. The Village currently employs 20 officers, and we have recently reinstituted our reserve officers program, providing additional manpower through the volunteer efforts of 3 additional certified officers. Our entire department is committed to providing the residents of our community with the finest in service and protection. Please feel free to contact us via phone or e-mail with any of your concerns or suggestions.

You can use this web site to access code compliance information, or learn about upcoming events and emergency operations information.

Thank you for visiting our site. If we havenít yet met, I look forward to meeting you in person one day soon..