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Virginia State Police Reminds Motorists to Slow Down or Move Over This Memorial Day Weekend

May 23, 2017 | Virginia News

RICHMOND – Memorial Day signifies the official start of summer, and the Virginia State Police is taking this opportunity to remind motorists to do what’s right when they see lights – #MoveOver.

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Michael L. Brown Named Alexandria Police Chief

January 20, 2017 | Virginia News

City Manager Mark B. Jinks has announced his appointment of Michael L. Brown as Chief of Police for the City of Alexandria, effective January 23. Brown succeeds David Huchler, who has served as Acting Chief since Chief Earl L. Cook’s retirement on October 1, 2016.

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Roanoke Police Department modifies policy for Officer Involved Shooting Investigations

January 13, 2017 | Virginia News

Roanoke, Va. — Following in depth discussions with law enforcement stakeholders, the Roanoke Police Department has made the decision to utilize the Virginia State Police (VSP) for the criminal investigation portion of all officer-involved shootings. The Roanoke Police Department will cooperate fully in any future investigations and is in the process of completing the necessary internal changes to aid in this endeavor.

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Outgoing Williamsburg police chief reflects on service

December 31, 2016 | Virginia News

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Virginia Gazette
Dave Sloggie gave four decades to police work, and he's retiring from the Williamsburg Police Department this week. Though he's made a career working in Williamsburg, advancing through the police department was not something he planned on at first.

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VACP President Williamsburg Police Chief Dave Sloggie Announces Retirement

August 11, 2016 | Virginia News

Williamsburg Police Chief David C. Sloggie announced today his plans to retire on January 1, 2017 after 40 years in law enforcement.

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Virginia State Police Announces Deputy Superintendent Retirement & New Appointment

August 5, 2016 | Virginia News

Colonel W. Steven Flaherty, Virginia State Police Superintendent, announced today the retirement of current Deputy Superintendent, Lt. Colonel Robert B. Northern. Also announced was the appointment of Lt. Colonel Tracy S. Russillo to the position of second in command of the Department.

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Gregory Brown Named Leesburg’s Next Chief of Police

July 27, 2016 | Virginia News

Brown, currently with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, will begin his new position on October 3, 2016.

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Two years after Ferguson, what’s changed for police, activists?

July 12, 2016 | Virginia News

By ROBERT ZULLO | Richmond Times-Dispatch

Experts in police training and policy debate the merits of “warrior” vs. “guardian” mindsets in shaping how officers should approach their jobs.

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Roanoke County police expand use of beanbag guns following fatal shooting

July 6, 2016 | Virginia News

By Amy Friedenberger | The Roanoke Times

A 24-year-old man stood in a driveway on a May afternoon with a machete held over his shoulder. “Kill me,” he yelled at two Roanoke County police officers.

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New Firearms Laws Go Into Effect July 1, 2016

June 30, 2016 | Virginia News

Concealed Handgun Permit Reciprocity & Background Criminal History Checks for Private Sales

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