In December, the Roanoke Police Department was featured in Police Chief magazine, published by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), for its innovation and advancements in eyewitness identification.

The Police Department received second place in the Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge, which is an award program sponsored by the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police to recognize departments for their work to enhance traffic safety. The Roanoke Police Department competed against other police departments similar in size across the state.