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New Technology Helping Danville Police Department

July 15, 2014 | Virginia News

Danville, VA -- New technology at Danville's Police Department is helping them do their jobs. The department recently received a Smart Board. Officers use it in their morning meetings, where they can access the internet, see pictures, and use the interactive technology to better catch criminals.

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Police agencies seek accreditation

July 13, 2014 | Virginia News

Many area law enforcement agencies strive to become accredited at either the state or national level, or both for at least one local police department. Accreditation in law enforcement is similar to accreditation of other fields, such as hospitals and colleges. It means the agency has met specific standards of excellence and operates according to norms established by state and national law enforcement practitioners.

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Prince William cops, after raids, arrange treatment for drug users, get some takers

July 13, 2014 | Virginia News

Officers from Prince William County, Manassas City and Manassas Park raided 19 locations and arrested 53 people over three days last month as part of an ongoing battle against heroin and illegal prescription-drug dealing. Nothing unusual there.

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Marion strives to increase police visibility, bolster citizen access

July 11, 2014 | Virginia News

A new initiative to heighten the visibility of Marion police officers and enhance citizen access to them is under way. Police Chief Rex Anders told the Marion Town Council Monday evening that the department is initiating high-visibility patrols and scheduling officers so that more are working on weekends, especially in the downtown area.

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Washington Co. Va. Sheriff’s Office renews accreditation

July 11, 2014 | Virginia News

ABINGDON, Va. -- The Washington County Sheriff’s Office received reaccreditation earlier this week from the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission.

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Bedford children learn the ropes of being a police officer at camp

July 10, 2014 | Virginia News

By Steve Hardy, Lynchburg News & Advance

Bounding over walls, diving under obstacles and dragging a mannequin across the grass, the children took turns running the course, crossing the finish line to cheers as the police officer announced their times.

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National drug czar visited Roanoke Wednesday

July 10, 2014 | Virginia News

By .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), Roanoke Times

President Barack Obama’s top drug policy adviser is keenly interested in Roanoke’s expanded drug-control strategy and plans to spend most of today checking it out.

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Guns allowed on planes, if packed properly

July 9, 2014 | National News

By Peter Bacque, Richmond Times-Dispatch

You can bring a weapon when you fly on an airliner.

“We want people to know they can travel with firearms,” the Transportation Security Administration’s Lisa Farbstein said.

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DOJ Announces New Priorities to Address Surge of Migrants Crossing into the U.S.

July 9, 2014 | National News

Justice Department Proposes Establishing Legal and Law Enforcement Advisors to Aid in Disrupting and Dismantling Immigrant Smuggling Operations

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Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial Construction Update

RICHMOND –Today, Virginia Public Safety Foundation (VPSF) announced plans to commence with construction of the Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial at a new Capitol Square location south of the Patrick Henry Building. The following is a statement from VPSF President Paula Miller:

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