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IACP Releases Report from National Summit on Community-Police Relations

January 14, 2015 | National News

A Message from IACP President Richard Beary

I am pleased to announce the release of the report from the IACP National Policy Summit on Community-Police Relations: Advancing a Culture of Cohesion and Community Trust. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to present the report to President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. It is our hope that the recommendations from this report will aid the Task Force as they continue the insightful work they are doing to examine and strengthen community-police relations.

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Purcellville Police Chief Announces Retirement

January 13, 2015 | Virginia News

Purcellville Police Chief Darryl C. Smith will retire April 1. He has lead the town police force for the past nine years, helping it to achieve state accreditation and winning numerous for awards for its youth engagement and outreach programs.

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Heroin Deaths Spiked in 2014

January 12, 2015 | Virginia News

Heroin deaths in the area soared by more than 60 percent in 2014 over the total for 2013, despite a slowing in the rate of overdose deaths in the last months of the year.

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Toscano bill would expand DNA data bank, as sought by Sheriff Harding

January 11, 2015 | Virginia News

Albemarle County Sheriff J. E. “Chip” Harding’s push for DNA data bank expansion has found a voice in legislation recently filed by House Minority Leader David J. Toscano.

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‘Gun show loophole’ discussion takes place amid rise in arrests

January 11, 2015 | Virginia News

Total arrests for illegal gun buys are up at gun shows even as overall gun sales decline.

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Task force on sexual assault cautioned about mandatory reporting proposals

January 9, 2015 | Virginia News

BY KARIN KAPSIDELIS Richmond Times-Dispatch

RICHMOND — Proposed state laws requiring mandatory reporting of campus sexual assaults to outside law enforcement could be accommodated under the complex federal regulations that universities also must adhere to, the Governor's Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Violence was told Thursday.

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Police lives matter, too

January 9, 2015 | National News

Why do we often cheapen the value of police lives?

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Tarasovic set to retire as Richmond police chief in February

January 9, 2015 | Virginia News

Richmond Police Chief Ray J. Tarasovic will retire by the end of February, and his successor is expected to come from the leadership ranks of the department he has run for nearly two years, sources told the Richmond Times-Dispatch on Thursday.

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January 9, 2015 is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

January 8, 2015 | VACP

On January 9th, 2015, Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. and partnering organizations in support of law enforcement officers nationwide will promote a National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.). In light of recent negativity directed toward law enforcement nationally, there is a need to show law enforcement officers that our citizens recognize the difficult and sometimes impossible career they have chosen, in public service to us all.

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Libby Legg hired as new Buena Vista deputy chief

January 7, 2015 | Virginia News

The Buena Vista Police Department is proud to announce the hiring of Elizabeth "Libby" Legg as the department's Deputy Chief.

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