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Albemarle County Announces Hiring of Chief of Police

May 20, 2016 | Virginia News

Albemarle County has named Ron Lantz as Chief of Police effective June 1, 2016. Currently, Major Lantz serves as Albemarle’s Deputy Chief of Police where, since 2012, he has assisted the Chief of Police in planning and directing the many activities of the Albemarle County Police Department including providing supervision for 115 of the 129 sworn officers in the functional areas of patrol, traffic, school resource, crime prevention, and animal control.


Charlottesville poised to hire first black police chief

May 1, 2016 | Virginia News

In a news release Tuesday, City Manager Maurice Jones announced his recommendation of Col. Alfred S. Thomas Jr. for the city’s next police chief. Currently chief of the Lexington Police Department, Thomas will be Charlottesville’s first black police chief.


New Altavista police chief is ready to get his hands dirty

April 30, 2016 | Virginia News

Altavista Police Chief Michael Milnor has a lofty goal for this year.


United Front: How five Richmond-area agencies coordinated to address underage drinking

April 11, 2016 | VACP

Five law enforcement agencies in Virginia’s capital launched a public awareness campaign in fall 2015 to communicate the physical, professional and legal effects of underage drinking to college students.


FBI-Norfolk hosting screening of new documentary about opioid abuse

April 7, 2016 | Virginia News

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Norfolk Field Office is hosting a premier screening of a new documentary titled “Chasing the Dragon, The life of an Opiate Addict,” on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cinema Café Greenbrier, Chesapeake.


Thousands gather to remember Trooper Chad Dermyer

April 6, 2016 | Virginia News

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Friends, family and colleagues came together Tuesday to honor fallen Virginia State Police Trooper Chad Dermyer's public service and family life.


Cardounel named Henrico Police Chief

April 5, 2016 | Virginia News

Henrico County Manager John A. Vithoulkas announces the appointment of Henrico Police Maj. Humberto “Hum” Cardounel Jr. as police chief, effective April 15.


Funeral arrangements announced for Virginia State Trooper Chad Dermyer

March 31, 2016 | VACP

The VACP recommends that Va. law enforcement officers shroud their badges in honor of Virginia State Police Trooper Chad Dermyer who was shot and killed Thursday afternoon in Richmond. Shrouding is recommended through the day Trooper Dermyer's funeral — Tuesday, April 5.

Our sincerest condolences to Trooper Dermyer's family and friends and to the Virginia State Police.


Virginia Tech Police earn second IACLEA reaccreditation

March 9, 2016 | Virginia News

BLACKSBURG, Va., March 7, 2016 – The Virginia Tech Police Department has earned its second reaccreditation from the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). The department was first accredited in 2010.


Foster selected as new Vinton police chief

March 4, 2016 | Virginia News

The Town of Vinton is pleased to announce that it has selected its next Police Chief. Thomas L. Foster, a First Sergeant with the Virginia State Police, has accepted the position and will take over the department in March.


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