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DEA’s Prescription Drug Take-Back Effort A Big Success

October 1, 2015 | National News

Thousands of Americans in communities across the country discarded more than 350 tons of unused, expired, or unwanted drugs as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Initiative (NTBI) on Saturday, September 26.

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Lynchburg names new police chief

October 1, 2015 | Virginia News

The city announced in a news release Monday that Raul Miguel Diaz, currently assistant police chief in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will assume his duties Nov. 19.

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Farewell to the chief: Lynchburg bids Snead goodbye

October 1, 2015 | Virginia News

Community leaders from far and wide came together Tuesday afternoon to honor Lynchburg Police Chief Parks Snead as he enters the newest chapter of his 31-year career: retirement.

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Va. DMV issues new Sons of Confederate Veterans license plates

September 29, 2015 | Virginia News

Holders of the old Sons of Confederate Veterans license plates have until October 4, 2015 to replace their “flag” plates with the newly designed plates. Please share this with all of your officers.

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Herring Announces Initiatives to Promote Safe, Impartial 21st Century Policing in Virginia

September 29, 2015 | Virginia News

Regional trainings and contemporary training academy materials will help police safely and effectively protect our communities while promoting fair and equal treatment for all

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DEA to Hold 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Sept. 26

September 22, 2015 | National News

Event will take place from 10 am-2 pm on Saturday, September 26th

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VACP recommends shrouding of badges for Virginia State Police trooper who died in crash

September 21, 2015 | Virginia News

The VACP recommends that Va. law enforcement officers shroud their badges in honor of Virginia State Police Trooper Nathan-Michael W. Smith though the day of his funeral — Saturday, September 26.

Our sincerest condolences to Trooper Smith's family and friends and to the Virginia State Police.

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Police Shooting of Unarmed Suspect Who Threatened with Fake Gun Deemed Reasonable

September 16, 2015 | Virginia News

Written by Michelle L. Warden and Cullen D. Seltzer

Police Officers are often faced with unimaginable circumstances that most of society runs away from. However, police officers took the oath to protect and serve, and to run towards that danger. Sometimes, running towards that danger means that an officer will have to make a split second decision as to whether deadly force is necessary. It is the moment that all police officers train for—but hope that they do not have to face.

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Town of Haymarket Names New Police Chief

September 15, 2015 | Virginia News

Mayor David Leake announced the appointment of Eric S. Noble as Police Chief, who was was selected from a highly qualified pool of over 50 applicants to oversee the police department of the Town of Haymarket.

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August 2015 Issue of the Virginia Police Legal Bulletin Published

September 11, 2015 | VACP

The Virginia Police Legal Bulletin is a publication of the Virginia Police Legal Advisors Committee (VaPLEAC) of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police. The purpose of the Bulletin is to provide timely information about court cases, legislative actions, and general subject matter of interest to police legal advisors and law enforcement officers in Virginia.

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