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August FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin Now Online

August 17, 2015 | National News

The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin can be accessed at Below is a list of articles you can read this month on the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin website.


Heroin overdose deaths still rising in Virginia as officials try to boost awareness

August 15, 2015 | Virginia News

By Gary A. Harki | The Virginian-Pilot

The number of people who died in Virginia from overdoses of heroin or other opioids rose in 2014 for the second straight year, despite efforts by law enforcement and state officials to curb the problem.


CY2016-2018 V-STOP Grant Application and Guidelines

August 14, 2015 | Virginia News

The Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is the administering agency for the Virginia Services, Training, Officers, Prosecution (V-STOP) Violence Against Women grant program. V-STOP offers grant funds to successful applicants for activities that increase the apprehension, prosecution and adjudication of persons committing violent crimes against women.


If Unthinkable Happens, New Child Safety Seat Sticker Could Save a Life

August 13, 2015 | Virginia News

Pertinent Contact, Medical Information Available for 1st Responders

RICHMOND – Imagine this scenario: there’s a serious car crash involving a family; an infant in a child safety seat has a specific medical condition and needs care, but the other people in the car are unable to communicate.


Governor McAuliffe Announces More Than $50M DOJ Award for Crime Victims’ Services

August 12, 2015 | Virginia News

RICHMOND - Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia has been awarded more than $50 million in federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds from the Justice Department’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC). This year’s award is more than four times the amount the state received in 2014. Funds will support and improve services for crime victims.


EDITORIAL: No-bull Durham shows leadership in difficult situation

August 8, 2015 | Virginia News

When a white police officer shot and killed a young black man in Richmond a few days ago, things could have gone from bad to catastrophic very quickly. We’ve had plenty of experience lately of young black people dying in police shootings, some under debatable circumstances.


New prosecutor targeting street gangs dealing heroin

August 7, 2015 | Virginia News

By Scott Daugherty | The Virginian-Pilot

NORFOLK — John Butler planned to take a few months off earlier this year to work on his master's degree.


Update from DFS: Breath Alcohol Records

August 6, 2015 | Virginia News

The Department of Forensic Science’s Breath Alcohol Section has made additional Breath Alcohol records available online.


Stafford, Spotsylvania and Fredericksburg law enforcement agencies establish safe zones for meet-ups

August 6, 2015 | Virginia News

The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office, the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office and the Fredericksburg Police Department — joining law enforcement agencies across the nation — announce an opportunity to have a safe place for individuals to meet up with a stranger to buy or sell items.


What happens to the cash, assets seized from captured criminals?

August 3, 2015 | Virginia News

Unlike the federal program, all asset forfeitures in Virginia require a court proceeding, and the burden is on the state to prove “by a preponderance of the evidence” that the property seized is connected to a serious crime — usually felony drug distribution.


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