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Virginia Police Chiefs Recognize Twenty-Eight Officers with 2016 Awards for Lifesaving

September 16, 2016 | VACP

Twenty-eight Virginia public safety officers are the recipients of the 2016 Awards for Lifesaving presented by the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police & Foundation (VACP). The awards will be announced September 20 at the VACP Annual Conference in Roanoke, Virginia, and awarded at a later date at ceremonies at the officers’ agencies.


Virginia State Police Captain Thomas W. Turner to Receive 2016 President’s Award

September 16, 2016 | VACP

Virginia State Police Captain Thomas W. Turner, a 50-year-veteran of the department, is the 2016 recipient of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police President’s Award. Captain Turner was recognized at the VACP Annual Awards Banquet on September 20 at the Hotel Roanoke Conference Center.


Twenty-Two Virginia Law Enforcement Officers to Receive 2016 VACP Awards for Valor

September 16, 2016 | VACP

Officers from Chesterfield County, Hanover County, Prince William County, Richmond, Virginia Beach and Virginia State Police recognized for heroism; Prince William County Police Officer Ashley Guindon honored posthumously


2016 Virginia Buzzkill Campaign Against Underage Drinking to Launch Sept. 2 at NSU

August 30, 2016 | VACP

Norfolk State University Police will host the launch of the 2016 Virginia Buzzkill campaign, a joint law enforcement agency awareness initiative of the Virginia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (VACLEA) to deter underage drinking, and educate everyone about the consequences of providing alcohol to underage individuals.


2016 Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge Awards Announced For Best Traffic Safety Programs

August 12, 2016 | VACP

The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police (VACP) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge awards for the best traffic safety programs in the state in 2015.


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.


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.


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.


VACP recommends shrouding of badges in support of Baton Rouge police officers

July 17, 2016 | VACP

The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police is recommending that all Virginia law enforcement officers shroud their badges in support of the fallen and injured officers in Baton Rouge, La. Shrouding is recommended through the day of the last funeral service — Monday, July 25.


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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