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Norfolk Police Department Earns Recognition from Department of Justice for Community Engagement

December 19, 2017 | Virginia News

The Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) announced today, that the Norfolk Police Department has earned recognition for a photo entered into the 4th annual “Community Policing in Action” photo contest.

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News Image Former Dumfries police Chief Calvin Johnson dies following Dec. 1 crash

Calvin L. Johnson, the first black police officer with the Prince William Police department and a long-serving Dumfries police chief, died Dec. 18.

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IMPORTANT! TREDS Process Changes Coming Soon

December 19, 2017 | Virginia News

Beginning around February 1, 2018, all agencies in Virginia will be required to submit requests to the TREDS System Owner at DMV whenever agency personnel need new user accounts for TREDS/ReportBeam. These requests will, under most circumstances, need to be submitted by a TREDS Department Administrator at the local agency. This is a change from the current procedure.

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Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas Announces Retirement

December 18, 2017 | Virginia News

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Charlottesville Police Chief Alfred Thomas announced his retirement today after 27 years of law enforcement service. His retirement is effective immediately.

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News Image Chesterfield County Introduces Next Chief of Police

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — County officials today named Jeffrey S. Katz as the county’s next chief of police, effective Jan. 2, 2018. A Florida native and 25-year veteran of law enforcement, Katz has served as the Boynton Beach, Florida, Police Department’s chief since 2013. He will be Chesterfield’s eighth police chief since the department formed in 1914.

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News Image Harrisonburg Names Sellers Interim Police Chief

Harrisonburg, Va. – The city of Harrisonburg has named an interim police chief who will begin work at the Harrisonburg Police Department (HDP) this week. Starting Wednesday, November 8, Steve Sellers, interim police chief, will begin his leadership role within HPD.

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Virginia Agencies Receive International Policing Awards

The Roanoke Police Department, Virginia Commonwealth University Police Department, Virginia State Police, Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, and FBI-Washington Field Office all received top awards Tuesday night at the 2017 International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA.

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Strasburg captain named town’s next police chief

October 13, 2017 | Virginia News

STRASBURG — Strasburg Police Department Capt. Wayne Sager is going to become the town’s next police chief.

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Sam Roman sworn in as Lexington police chief

October 2, 2017 | Virginia News

LEXINGTON, Va. - After more than a year without permanent leadership in the Lexington Police Department, the city has a new police chief on the job.

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Virginia Police Chiefs Recognize Twenty-Two Officers with 2017 Awards for Lifesaving

September 20, 2017 | VACP

Twenty-two Virginia public safety officers are the recipients of the 2017 Awards for Lifesaving presented by the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police & Foundation (VACP). The awards will be announced September 19 at the VACP Annual Conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and awarded at a later date at ceremonies at the officers’ agencies.

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