News & Announcements
December 2, 2015 | Virginia Newsby Chief A.J. Panebianco, Middleburg Police Department
Every August since 2012, the Town of Middleburg and the Middleburg Police Department have participated in the National Night Out event.
November 20, 2015 | VACPTo: VACP & VACLEA Members and Current & Former Virginia Law Enforcement
FROM: Dana Schrad, VACP/VACLEA Executive Director
The article below, released Thursday, details the outcome of a lawsuit filed by The Virginian-Pilot against the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services for enforcement of a written agreement between the Pilot and DCJS to release the names of all current and former Virginia law enforcement officers (an estimated 125,000 names). The VACP worked diligently with DCJS and with the Office of the Attorney General to fight this release to protect the LEO training records held in the T-REX database as exempt under the definition of personnel records.
October 30, 2015 | Virginia NewsBy Tiffany Stevens | Roanoke Times
Retired Salem Police Chief Jeff Dudley will act as Vinton’s interim police chief while town council members continue their search for the department’s new head, according to a news release.
October 28, 2015 | Virginia NewsReport Highlights Four Police Departments with Effective Programs
October 28, 2015 | National NewsThe Department of Justice today announced the release of an Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) report that addresses ambushes and violence against police officers. The report, Ambushes of Police: Environment, Incident Dynamics, and the Aftermath of Surprise Attacks against Law Enforcement, analyzes ambushes of the police and provides new information that can guide police executives, trainers, supervisors, policymakers and researchers in addressing the issue.
October 28, 2015 | National NewsAttorney General Lynch to Launch Phase Two of Six-City Community Policing Tour Highlighting Jurisdictions that Effectively Implement Recommendations in the 21st Century Policing Guidebook
October 28, 2015 | Virginia NewsMotorola Solutions and The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) announced the recipients of the 2015 Webber Seavey Award for Policing Excellence at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Annual Conference in Chicago on Monday, October 26, 2015.
October 15, 2015 | Virginia NewsRICHMOND - Governor Terry McAuliffe today signed an executive order directing actions to keep guns out of dangerous hands by better enforcing existing Virginia law. The Governor signed the executive order at a press conference alongside U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Attorney General Mark Herring and members of the law enforcement and gun safety advocacy community.
October 15, 2015 | Virginia NewsRICHMOND -- Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the availability of $750,000 in Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funds for training and equipment for local law enforcement agencies to help strengthen their relationship with their local communities in support of his “Policing in the 21st Century” initiative.
October 8, 2015 | Virginia NewsVINTON, VA – The Vinton Town Council has announced the retirement of Police Chief Benjamin L. Cook, effective October 25, 2015. A native of Franklin County, Cook came to the Vinton Police Department in 2001. He is retiring after nearly fourteen years of service with the Town, the last four years as Chief of Police, completing 30 years of service to the public.