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Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Achieves Fifth State Reaccreditation

April 23, 2018 | Virginia News

HANOVER, Va. – The Sheriff’s Office has achieved its fifth consecutive state reaccreditation through the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC).

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VSP to Dedicate Helipad in Memory of Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates

April 18, 2018 | Virginia News

NORTH CHESTERFIELD, Va. - The Virginia State Police will pay tribute to the life and legacy of Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates with a special ceremony Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at the Virginia State Police Headquarters in Chesterfield County. The Virginia State Police Aviation helicopter pad on the VSP Administrative campus will be dedicated and officially named in his honor.

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News Image Tim Sawyer set to become West Point’s Police Chief in August

by Ashley Luck
Tidewater Review

As West Point Police Chief, Tim Sawyer wants to increase community outreach and forge new relationships outside of town. Sawyer will replace West Point Police Chief Robert “Bobby” Mawyer after he retires in August.

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Governor Northam Vetoes Legislation that would Divert State and Local Law Enforcement Resources

April 9, 2018 | Virginia News

RICHMOND – Governor Ralph Northam today vetoed House Bill 1257, which would force state and local law enforcement agencies to use resources and manpower to perform functions that should be executed by federal immigration enforcement agencies. The Governor's full statement is below:

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Governor Northam Designates April as Highway Safety Month in the Commonwealth

April 2, 2018 | Virginia News

~Governor Directs Transportation and Public Safety Agencies to Join Forces for High-Visibility Effort to Reduce Fatalities~

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Herring, others commend Culpeper officers in efforts to revive those with opioid overdoses

March 29, 2018 | Virginia News

By Allison Brophy Champion
The Culpeper Star-Exponent

A child met a duo of police officers at the door on Jan. 1, 2017 following an emergency call for a male who had overdosed in a home on Belle Avenue in the town of Culpeper.

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Emporia Police Department Achieves Initial CALEA Advanced Accreditation

March 27, 2018 | Virginia News

The Emporia Police Department earned it first advanced international accreditation certification from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) following a panel interview by CALEA commissioners at CALEA’s conference in Frisco, Texas on March 24, 2018.

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Nominations Sought for 2018 Governor’s Transportation Safety Awards

February 22, 2018 | Virginia News

Nominations for the 2018 GTSAs Due March 16, 2018

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News Image Nominations for 2018 VACP Awards Due June 8, 2018!

Please take the time to nominate your deserving officers or citizens for the 2018 VACP Awards for Valor, Lifesaving and Outstanding Contribution to Law Enforcement. An officer or citizen's actions need only have occurred prior to the nomination deadline to be eligible for nomination by a VACP member. (In other words, they are not limited to the 2017 calendar year.)

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Capitol Police honored by House of Delegates, unveil new website

February 9, 2018 | Virginia News

RICHMOND - The Virginia Division of Capitol Police was honored by the Virginia General Assembly on Friday with a resolution commemorating the 400th anniversary of the agency and its rich history of law enforcement.

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