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One trooper’s respect for the state police leads to honor guard bagpiper

September 24, 2014 | Virginia News

BLUEFIELD, Va. — Trooper Gavin Scott, a nine-year veteran with the Virginia State Police, visited with Bluefield College students Monday morning to discuss his work as a bagpiper in the department’s honor guard. The students are members of Dr. Kelly Walls criminal justice class.

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Colonial Heights to equip entire police force with body cameras

September 24, 2014 | Virginia News

Before the end of the year, turning on a body camera should be as common as switching on a police radio for Colonial Heights’ finest.

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Charlottesville police chief leads emotional, forceful search for missing U-Va. student

September 24, 2014 | Virginia News

The father of a missing University of Virginia sophomore stood before reporters, raising a tiny stuffed rabbit as he pleaded for someone to come forward with information that would locate his daughter, the child whose lifetime of love had worn that bunny from new and white to gray and shabby.

Off to the side, another father stood in uniform Sunday, waiting to make the same appeal with nearly as much passion but much more edge.

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Charlottesville lieutenant named police chief of Louisa

September 24, 2014 | Virginia News

After four decades of serving with the Charlottesville Police Department, Lt. Ronnie Roberts will retire early next month and take over the reins as police chief in the town of Louisa, town officials confirmed Tuesday.

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Norfolk chief orders 300 body cameras for officers

September 23, 2014 | Virginia News

Police Chief Mike Goldsmith has ordered 300 body cameras for his officers - a purchase intended to improve transparency of policing and eliminate "he said/she said" disputes.

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Members of Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Violence

September 22, 2014 | Virginia News

RICHMOND –Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the 30 members of the Governor’s Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Violence to the administration today. The appointees include a wide variety of experts in the field of sexual assault from law enforcement to educators, forensic nurses, Title IX coordinators, advocates, and more.

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PERF Report: “Implementing a Body-Worn Camera Program - Recommendations and Lessons Learned”

September 18, 2014 | National News

The Police Executive Research Forum's Report on body cameras is now available. The Report addresses a complex of strategic and tactical questions associated with adopting a body camera program.

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2014 Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge Awards Presented for Best Traffic Safety Programs in 2013

September 11, 2014 | VACP

The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police (VACP) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge awards for the best traffic safety programs in the state in 2013.

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September FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin is Now Online

September 10, 2014 | National News

The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin can be accessed at leb.fbi.gov .

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VPSF Announces Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial Dedication Events

September 10, 2014 | VACP

Today, Virginia Public Safety Foundation (VPSF) announced a schedule of events to mark the completion of the Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial, culminating with a dedication ceremony on Saturday, December 6, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the memorial’s Capitol Square location.

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