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VCU Police wins Governor’s Transportation Safety Award for third time

June 29, 2016 | Virginia News

Gov. Terry McAuliffe honored the VCU Police Department this week for its continued progress in promoting safe and sober driving practices in and around Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Longtime South Hill police chief to retire

June 28, 2016 | Virginia News

After 47 years in law enforcement, South Hill Police Chief Norman J. Hudson plans to hang up his badge for retirement. His last day will be July 30.

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Alexandria Police Chief Earl Cook Announces Retirement

June 28, 2016 | Virginia News

City’s first African American Chief to step down Oct. 1.

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‘I Thought They Were Playing Dead’: Officers Are Haunted by Scene at Orlando Club

June 28, 2016 | National News

By FRANCES ROBLES, The New York Times

ORLANDO — A scene keeps flashing through Officer Omar Delgado’s mind, sneaking into his slumber every time he closes his eyes to sleep.

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VCU Removes Suspect Descriptions from Email Crime Alerts

June 28, 2016 | Virginia News

The change was made to deter the development of negative racial stereotypes.

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McAuliffe Announces Public Safety Grant Funding for Implementing New Legislative Initiatives

June 24, 2016 | Virginia News

~ Funds are directed toward Protective Order implementation, Body-worn Cameras for law enforcement, and Naloxone ~

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Nomination Period Open for 2016 IACP/Target Police Officer of the Year

June 14, 2016 | National News

CALLING ALL HEROES: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN LAW ENFORCEMENT

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VCU Police Chief Receives 2016 Dillard Award from VACLEA

June 13, 2016 | VACP

The Virginia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators presented Police Chief John Venuti, Virginia Commonwealth University, on June 9 with the 2016 Robert C. Dillard Award for Outstanding Contribution to Campus Law Enforcement at the association’s annual conference in Virginia Beach. The award is presented to an individual who has made a significant sustained contribution to the advancement of campus law enforcement or security practices in Virginia.

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McAuliffe marks signing of revised Line of Duty Act; Va. awards public safety grants

June 10, 2016 | Virginia News

By MICHAEL MARTZ | Richmond Times-Dispatch

A few feet from a state memorial to fallen police officers and firefighters, Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Thursday commemorated his signing of legislation that will transform the state law guaranteeing benefits to public safety employees killed or injured in the line of duty.

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EXTENDED: Deadline for 2016 VACP Award Nominations is now July 8!

June 9, 2016 | VACP

Please take the time to nominate your deserving officers or citizens for the 2016 VACP Awards for Valor, Lifesaving and Outstanding Contribution to Law Enforcement. An officer or citizen's actions need only have occurred prior to the deadline to be eligible for nomination by a VACP member. (In other words, they are not limited to the 2015 calendar year.)

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