General Information

Name Christopher Shane Simpkins
OpenOversight ID 5382
Unique Internal Identifier 69016
Department Virginia State Police (VSP)
Race Not Sure
Gender Male
Birth Year (Age) Data Missing
First Employment Date 2018-04-26
Number of known incidents 2
Currently on the force Yes

Assignment History

Department Job Title Badge No. Unit Start Date End Date
Virginia State Police (VSP) Trooper Il Pittsylvania 2018-04-26
Virginia State Police (VSP) Trooper II 2018-04-25
Virginia State Police (VSP) Not Sure Unknown
Virginia State Police (VSP) Officer Former Danville Police Department Unknown
Virginia State Police (VSP) Trooper Division II - Culpeper Unknown


  • Feb 27, 2023

    On April 8, 2018, Simpkins, then with the Danville Police Department, was involved in the killing of 25-year-old Juan Jones. In June of that year he joined Virginia State Police. His VSP training began on April 26. Among the 29 officers in his training class was Benjamin Ira Bone, who would later shoot and kill Xzavier Hill in 2021. Simpkins was assigned to Pittsylvania.


Annual Salary Overtime & Other Pay Total Pay Year
$59,803.08 $14,101.09 $73,904.17 FY2023


Incident Wandering-Officers-2023

Date Feb 25, 2023
Report # Wandering-Officers-2023
Department Decertified, Dismissed, & Wandering Ex-Police
Officers Joseph A. Wood , Matthew S. Riley , Robbie Oberholzer , Patrick Joseph Digirolamo , Tyler Ryan Timberlake , Seth Walker Layton , Christopher R. Paroskie , Christopher Shane Simpkins , Michael Neal Santare , Jacob Stratton , Drake Edward Judy , Edward J. Ryan , Kenneth N. Werts , Paul L. Brothers Iv , Polly F. Griffin , Rodney D. Whited Ii

This entry serves to consolidate records on officers who have gained new employment recently (at either a different department or once again at an old department) after resigning or being dismissed amid a controversial incident, lawsuit, or highly public incident of misconduct while in their previous role.

Address Everywhere, VA

Incident Juan-Markee-Jones

Date Apr 08, 2018
Time 01:30 AM
Report # Juan-Markee-Jones
Department Danville Police
Officers Christopher Shane Simpkins , David Joel Branch

Juan Markee Jones, 25, of Danville was shot and killed by Danville Police.

Address Sunset Drive near Oak Street
Danville, VA



  • Body camera footage of the fatal shooting of 25-year-old Juan Jones.
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    Felipe Hemming/Danville Police Department