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Fairfax City police chief Rick Rappoport to retire, join Amtrak police

Fairfax City police chief Rick Rappoport to retire, join Amtrak police

By Tom Jackman, Washington Post

Fairfax City police Chief Richard J. Rappoport, retiring after more than 13 years in the city to become a deputy chief of the Amtrak Police.

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Summary Report: 2014 VACP Midyear Conference

Summary Report: 2014 VACP Midyear Conference

The 2014 VACP Midyear Conference, held March 10-11 in Staunton, was a quick but very worthwhile 1.5-day conference of professional training and legal and legislative updates.

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Deadline for 2014 VACP Award Nominations is June 6!

Deadline for 2014 VACP Award Nominations is June 6!

Please take the time to nominate your deserving officers or citizens for the 2014 VACP Awards for Valor, Lifesaving and Outstanding Contribution to Law Enforcement. An officer or citizen's actions need only have occurred prior to the deadline to be eligible for nomination by a VACP member. (In other words, they are not limited to the 2013 calendar year.)

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WEBINAR: How to Apply for the Law Enforcement Challenge Awards

WEBINAR: How to Apply for the Law Enforcement Challenge Awards

In the second webinar of a three-part series, Chairman of the IACP National Law Enforcement Challenge Subcommittee Chief Howard Hall (Roanoke County) takes you through how to submit an application for the 2013 Law Enforcement Challenge Awards.

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Be a role model: buckle up

Be a role model: buckle up

Virginia’s 2013 observed seat belt use rate is 79.7 percent. This number is helping to save lives on our roadways – but it could be higher, saving even more lives. We want to make sure both our motorists AND our officers are buckling up on every ride, in every vehicle. DMV’s Virginia Highway Safety Office (VAHSO), the Virginia Association of…

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