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VACP Installs 2015-2016 Executive Board

September 8, 2015 | VACP

Williamsburg Police Chief Dave Sloggie becomes 2015-2016 President; Pulaski Police Chief Gary Roche completes 2014-2015 term as VACP President


Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Receives 2015 VACP President’s Award

September 2, 2015 | VACP

The Honorable Brian J. Moran, Virginia Secretary of Public Safety & Homeland Security, was honored September 1 with the 2015 President’s Award.


Eleven Virginia Law Enforcement Officers Receive 2015 VACP/VPCF Awards for Valor

September 2, 2015 | VACP

Officers from Chesapeake, Colonial Heights, Norfolk, Pulaski, Richmond and Roanoke County recognized for heroism; Norfolk Police Officer Brian Jones honored posthumously.


Virginia Police Chiefs Recognize Eighteen Individuals with 2015 Lifesaving Awards

September 1, 2015 | VACP

Eighteen Virginia public safety officers are the recipients of the 2015 Lifesaving Awards presented by the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police (VACP) and the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation (VPCF.) The awards will be announced September 1 at the VACP/VPCF Annual Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia, and awarded at a later date at ceremonies at the officers’ agencies.


Schools consider regional effort to handle sexual assault

August 26, 2015 | Virginia News

By KARIN KAPSIDELIS | Richmond Times-Dispatch

Amid the mounting cost and complexity of new federal mandates to address sexual violence, Virginia’s colleges and universities are considering whether to establish a network of shared resources and investigators to address campus assaults.


American Legion Names Culpeper Police Sergeant State’s Top Cop

August 24, 2015 | Virginia News

By Wally Bunker | Culpeper Times

Every time Culpeper Police Chief Chris Jenkins talks about Sgt. Norma McGuckin a broad smile creeps across his face. The smile broadened Tuesday as he spoke about her.


Roanoke police launch new anonymous tip texting service

August 18, 2015 | Virginia News

The Roanoke Police Department has a new texting program that allows residents to text crime tips anonymously.


Norfolk police create LGBTQ community liaison, appoint openly gay sergeant to post

August 18, 2015 |

By Gary A. Harki | The Virginian-Pilot

NORFOLK — A city police officer has been designated as the department's first liaison to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning community.


Longtime Woodstock police chief dies after battle with cancer

August 18, 2015 | VACP

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | Northern Virginia Daily

Jerry Miller, who earned the trust and respect of Woodstock as its police chief for 28 years, died Monday morning at his home in Edinburg. He was 64.


DCJS: Comment Period Open on CJ Training Standards, De-Certification of Officers, ICAC Grants

August 17, 2015 | Virginia News

As required by the Code of Virginia and the Commission on Local Government, the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is conducting assessments on three mandates the Department administers that affect local governments. As listed in the Commission’s “Catalog of State and Federal Mandates on Local Governments,” the three are Prevention of Internet Crimes Against Children, De-Certification of Law Enforcement Officers, and Training Standards for Criminal Justice Personnel.


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