Captain Joseph L. Hatter

  1. Captain Joseph L. Hatter

    Captain Joseph Hatter currently serves as the commander of the Field Operations Division at the Charlottesville Police Department. He has served as a law enforcement officer since 1995, beginning his career at the Wintergreen Police Department, and joined the Charlottesville Police Department in 1998 as a patrol officer.

    He has served in the Traffic Unit as a motor officer, the SWAT Team,  the Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement Task Force (JADE), Investigations Bureau Commander, and most recently served as a commander of the Administration Division.


    Hatter served in the United States Marine Corps from 1991 to 1995 before becoming a police officer.


    Captain Hatter earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Liberty University in 2016 and completed the National Criminal Justice Command College in 2012.