News & Announcements
February 4, 2016 | Virginia NewsTesting is part of a $1.4 million project led by Attorney General Herring's office to clear out a backlog of more than 2,000 untested sexual assault evidence kits
January 29, 2016 | Virginia NewsRICHMOND - Governor McAuliffe announced a historic, bipartisan deal that will keep guns away from domestic abusers and people who cannot pass background checks. The Governor was joined by Speaker Howell, Lt. Governor Ralph Northam and other members of the General Assembly while making the announcement.
January 29, 2016 | Virginia NewsRICHMOND, Va. – Effectively immediately, the Feb. 1, 2016, deadline for concealed handgun reciprocity revocations by the Commonwealth of Virginia has been delayed to March 1, 2016.
January 20, 2016 | Virginia NewsThe Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority named Scott C. Booth as its new chief of police Wednesday.
January 11, 2016 | Virginia NewsHenrico County Manager John Vithoulkas announced today that effective January 23, 2016, Chief Douglas A Middleton will join the staff of the County Manager as the Deputy County Manager for Public Safety.
January 7, 2016 | Virginia NewsSalem City Manager Kevin Boggess wasted no time this morning as he swiftly appointed Mike Crawley to the position of Police Chief for the citizens of Salem. Crawley replaces Tim Guthrie, who will retire as Salem’s Chief at the end of the month after 34 years of service in the department.
January 7, 2016 | Virginia NewsSalem Police Chief, Tim Guthrie, announced his retirement in a staff meeting this morning after serving Salem’s citizens as a valued member of the Police Department for the past 34 years. His departure, which has been in the works for the past several months, will take effect at the end of January.
January 7, 2016 | Virginia Newsby Crystal Owens | Loudoun Times-Mirror
It's not the high-profile national media attention cases Leesburg Chief of Police Joseph Price worked in his 16 years as the town's law enforcement leader that will stick with him once he retires March 1.
January 2, 2016 | Virginia NewsRICHMOND – In accordance with new state legislation, the Virginia State Police has completed and posted online the Supplement to the Virginia Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry (SOR) in time for the Jan. 1, 2016, deadline. The Supplement includes information on persons who were convicted of certain sexual offenses on or after July 1, 1980, and before July 1, 1994, who are not currently on the SOR. The Supplement is available to the public through the Virginia State Police Website at http://sex-offender.vsp.virginia.gov/sor.
December 16, 2015 | Virginia NewsBy Michelle Warden, Esq.1
Sands Anderson PC
Rapid technological advancements are putting law enforcement agencies across the country in a difficult position. It is now easier than ever for citizens to record police officers' actions while they are on the job. As such, law enforcement agencies are considering whether to implement body-worn cameras ("BWC") for their officers, at least in part, to document the officers' perspective with their encounters with the public.