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Henrico Co. Police Chief Appointed to Deputy County Manager

January 11, 2016 | Virginia News

Henrico County Manager John Vithoulkas announced today that effective January 23, 2016, Chief Douglas A Middleton will join the staff of the County Manager as the Deputy County Manager for Public Safety.

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Salem City Manager Names Major Mike Crawley New Police Chief

January 7, 2016 | Virginia News

Salem City Manager Kevin Boggess wasted no time this morning as he swiftly appointed Mike Crawley to the position of Police Chief for the citizens of Salem. Crawley replaces Tim Guthrie, who will retire as Salem’s Chief at the end of the month after 34 years of service in the department.

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Salem Police Chief Tim Guthrie Announces Retirement in January

January 7, 2016 | Virginia News

Salem Police Chief, Tim Guthrie, announced his retirement in a staff meeting this morning after serving Salem’s citizens as a valued member of the Police Department for the past 34 years. His departure, which has been in the works for the past several months, will take effect at the end of January.

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Leesburg Police Chief Price to retire in March

January 7, 2016 | Virginia News

by Crystal Owens | Loudoun Times-Mirror

It's not the high-profile national media attention cases Leesburg Chief of Police Joseph Price worked in his 16 years as the town's law enforcement leader that will stick with him once he retires March 1.

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Virginia Sex Offender Supplemental Registry Now Online for Public Access

January 2, 2016 | Virginia News

RICHMOND – In accordance with new state legislation, the Virginia State Police has completed and posted online the Supplement to the Virginia Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry (SOR) in time for the Jan. 1, 2016, deadline. The Supplement includes information on persons who were convicted of certain sexual offenses on or after July 1, 1980, and before July 1, 1994, who are not currently on the SOR. The Supplement is available to the public through the Virginia State Police Website at http://sex-offender.vsp.virginia.gov/sor.

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Entering the Age of Electronic Law Enforcement with the Use of Body-Worn Cameras

December 16, 2015 | Virginia News

By Michelle Warden, Esq.1
Sands Anderson PC

Rapid technological advancements are putting law enforcement agencies across the country in a difficult position. It is now easier than ever for citizens to record police officers' actions while they are on the job. As such, law enforcement agencies are considering whether to implement body-worn cameras ("BWC") for their officers, at least in part, to document the officers' perspective with their encounters with the public.

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John Venuti: High degree of safety as VCU’s police chief

December 15, 2015 | Virginia News

BY BRANDON SHULLEETA | Richmond Times-Dispatch

John A. Venuti, Virginia Commonwealth University's police chief, championed efforts to combat sexual assaults at colleges this year and issued body cameras for officers.

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Just as he planned it, Sellers stepping down as Albemarle’s police chief

December 10, 2015 | Virginia News

For Col. Steve Sellers, five years at the helm is enough. On Wednesday, the 34-year police veteran announced he will hang up his gun and badge next summer and retire from his post as Albemarle County’s police chief.

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Roanoke Police Chief Chris Perkins Announces Retirement in March 2016

December 4, 2015 | Virginia News

Roanoke, Va.- Roanoke Chief of Police Chris Perkins announced his retirement today after more than 23 years as a member of the Roanoke Police Department. He will retire on March 1, 2016.

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Governor Announces Virginia ABC Bureau of Law Enforcement Receives VLEPSC Accreditation

December 2, 2015 | Virginia News

RICHMOND - Today, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Bureau of Law Enforcement received its initial accreditation from the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC). The Commission, a panel of police chiefs and sheriffs from across the state, voted unanimously for the accreditation award.

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