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Senate budget has pay raises, funds for salary parity in law enforcement

February 22, 2016 | Virginia News

By MICHAEL MARTZ | Richmond Times-Dispatch

The Senate Finance Committee on Sunday adopted a two-year budget that would give state employees, state-supported local employees, college faculty and teachers a 2 percent raise this year.

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Attorney General Herring Begins Regional Trainings on Safe, Fair 21st Century Policing

February 9, 2016 | Virginia News

First of Attorney General Herring's five regional "train-the-trainer" sessions to be held this week in Staunton; additional sessions throughout the year to provide training opportunities for smaller agencies and underserved areas

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Former VACP Executive Director Jay Cochran Passes Away

February 8, 2016 | VACP

It is with profound sadness and a heavy heart that we report the death of our colleague and dear friend Jay Cochran, Jr. Jay previously served as Executive Director of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police after a stellar career in state and federal law enforcement.

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Capt. Vanessa Grimsby named interim Leesburg police chief

February 5, 2016 | Virginia News

Leesburg Capt. Vanessa Grigsby has been named the interim chief of the town's police department, effective March 1. Police Chief Joseph Price will retire the same day after 16 years as the town's top law enforcement leader.

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Portsmouth hires new police chief

February 5, 2016 | Virginia News

By Jonathan Edwards | The Virginian-Pilot

Officials announced Friday they’d hired Tonya D. Chapman, the state’s deputy secretary of public safety and homeland security.

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Public Shows Strong Support for Public Safety Agencies in Virginia

February 4, 2016 | Virginia News

Virginia Law Enforcement Deemed to be Fair and Equitable to Citizens, Prepared to Handle Natural Disasters and Emergencies, Not As Prepared to Combat Terrorism in the Commonwealth

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Alexandria Police Promotes Two Deputy Chiefs

February 4, 2016 | Virginia News

Alexandria Police Chief Earl Cook has promoted Chris Wemple III and Shahram Fard from the rank of Captain to Deputy Chief of Police, effective immediately.

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Testing to Begin on Sexual Assault Evidence Kits

February 4, 2016 | Virginia News

Testing 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

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Historic, Bipartisan Gun Safety Deal

January 29, 2016 | Virginia News

RICHMOND - 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.

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Virginia Concealed Handgun Reciprocity Changes Delayed to March 1, 2016

January 29, 2016 | Virginia News

RICHMOND, 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.

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