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Prince William County Police Chief Steve Hudson Announces Retirement

February 23, 2016 | Virginia News

On February 11, Prince William County Police Chief Steve Hudson publicly announced his plans to retire from the police department. Chief Hudson was selected as the department's third police chief in 2013 following a nationwide search to replace long time serving Police Chief Charlie Deane who retired in 2012. Chief Hudson's last day is scheduled for March 31, 2016.

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Richmond Police Chief Al Durham reflects on first year

February 22, 2016 | Virginia News

It’s an unlikely friendship: The police chief and the ex-con.

Nonetheless, Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham, who celebrated one year on the job Sunday, has taken 26-year-old David Baldwin under his wing.

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Senate budget has pay raises, funds for salary parity in law enforcement

February 22, 2016 | Virginia News

By MICHAEL MARTZ | Richmond Times-Dispatch

The Senate Finance Committee on Sunday adopted a two-year budget that would give state employees, state-supported local employees, college faculty and teachers a 2 percent raise this year.

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Attorney General Herring Begins Regional Trainings on Safe, Fair 21st Century Policing

February 9, 2016 | Virginia News

First of Attorney General Herring's five regional "train-the-trainer" sessions to be held this week in Staunton; additional sessions throughout the year to provide training opportunities for smaller agencies and underserved areas

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Former VACP Executive Director Jay Cochran Passes Away

February 8, 2016 | VACP

It is with profound sadness and a heavy heart that we report the death of our colleague and dear friend Jay Cochran, Jr. Jay previously served as Executive Director of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police after a stellar career in state and federal law enforcement.

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Capt. Vanessa Grimsby named interim Leesburg police chief

February 5, 2016 | Virginia News

Leesburg Capt. Vanessa Grigsby has been named the interim chief of the town's police department, effective March 1. Police Chief Joseph Price will retire the same day after 16 years as the town's top law enforcement leader.

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Portsmouth hires new police chief

February 5, 2016 | Virginia News

By Jonathan Edwards | The Virginian-Pilot

Officials announced Friday they’d hired Tonya D. Chapman, the state’s deputy secretary of public safety and homeland security.

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Public Shows Strong Support for Public Safety Agencies in Virginia

February 4, 2016 | Virginia News

Virginia Law Enforcement Deemed to be Fair and Equitable to Citizens, Prepared to Handle Natural Disasters and Emergencies, Not As Prepared to Combat Terrorism in the Commonwealth

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Alexandria Police Promotes Two Deputy Chiefs

February 4, 2016 | Virginia News

Alexandria Police Chief Earl Cook has promoted Chris Wemple III and Shahram Fard from the rank of Captain to Deputy Chief of Police, effective immediately.

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Testing to Begin on Sexual Assault Evidence Kits

February 4, 2016 | Virginia News

Testing is part of a $1.4 million project led by Attorney General Herring's office to clear out a backlog of more than 2,000 untested sexual assault evidence kits

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