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Virginia’s Annual Crime Analysis Report Now Available on VSP Website

May 23, 2018 | Virginia News

RICHMOND – Virginia’s official and only comprehensive report on local and statewide crime figures for 2017 is now available to the public on the Virginia State Police website. The annual “Crime in Virginia” report provides precise rates and occurrences of crimes committed in towns, cities and counties across the Commonwealth. The report breaks down criminal offenses by the reporting agency as well as arrests by jurisdiction.


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News Image Governor Northam Issues Proclamation Recognizing 2018 Virginia Police Week

Governor Ralph Northam has issued a proclamation declaring May 13 – 19, 2018, as Virginia Police Week, and May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day in the Commonwealth.


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News Image Capitol Police Reaccredited by VLEPSC

The Virginia Division of Capitol Police was reaccredited Wednesday for another four years by the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC).


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).


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.


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

April 13, 2018 | Virginia News

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.


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:


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~


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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