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News Image VACP Statement to the State Crime Commission on Decriminalization and/or Legalization of Marijuana

The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police has been closely monitoring the public debate regarding the decriminalization or legalization of marijuana for the past several years. In the final analysis, the Association has determined that it must oppose these initiatives. Below are summaries for a number of our points in reference to this position.

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Germanna Becomes First VCCS State Certified Crime Prevention Campus

August 30, 2017 | Virginia News

Germanna received the honor of being the first college within the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) to become a State Certified Crime Prevention Campus. Germanna is also one of only five Institutions of Higher Education of any kind in the state to be so honored since the award's inception in 2014.

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VACP Response to Statement by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe

The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police stands ready to support Governor McAuliffe’s efforts to ensure that the Commonwealth ensures the rights of individuals to protest peacefully while providing for the safety of the public.

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Funeral Arrangements Finalized for Virginia State Police Pilots

August 12, 2017 | VACP

The VACP recommends that Va. law enforcement officers shroud their badges in honor of Virginia State Police Lt. H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke M. M. Bates through the day of the last funeral — SATURDAY, AUGUST 19.

Our sincerest condolences to the friends and family of the Virginia State Police.

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VACP Mourns Passing of Former Executive Director John Pearson

August 9, 2017 | VACP

Today, we mourn the passing of a wonderful man — former VACP Executive Director Lt. Col. John Pearson. Following a 38-year career with the Virginia State Police — during which he served on the VACP Executive Board and ultimately as VACP President (1978-79), John guided the Association as its Executive Director for 6 years. A kind and humble man dedicated to Virginia law enforcement, he will be missed. Thank you for your service, John.

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Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA) Selects Richard Myers as Executive Director

August 8, 2017 | National News

MCCA President and Montgomery County, MD Chief Tom Manger announced today that the Board of Directors has selected Richard W. Myers as the new MCCA Executive Director. Myers is currently the Chief in Newport News, VA.

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Newport News Police Chief Rick Myers Announces Resignation

August 8, 2017 | Virginia News

Newport News Police Chief Rick Myers has announced plans to leave his position effective September 1, 2017. He has accepted a job with a national Police Chiefs organization as executive director. Myers has led the Newport News Police Department with a total of 424 sworn officers since January 2014.

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Once an aspiring medical student, Williamsburg police chief finds passion in policing

August 8, 2017 | Virginia News

One summer night back in the late 1990s while responding to a call regarding a disorderly crowd in Portsmouth, Sean Dunn, then a patrol officer with the Portsmouth Police Department, had left the windows of his police cruiser ajar.

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Virginia law enforcement invited to join ‘Safe Sleep VA Campaign’ to reduce child fatalities

July 10, 2017 | Virginia News

The Virginia Department of Social Services' Three Branch Team would like to extend an invitation to you to join Virginia's Safe Sleep VA Campaign by becoming a Baby Box Distribution Site. This campaign could dovetail with an agency's child passenger safety program.

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New Martinsville police chief has decades of experience with department

June 22, 2017 | Virginia News

Chief Eddie Cassady joined the Martinsville Police Department in 1985.

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