News & Announcements
August 17, 2015 | National NewsThe FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin can be accessed at leb.fbi.gov. Below is a list of articles you can read this month on the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin website.
August 15, 2015 | Virginia NewsBy 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.
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.
August 13, 2015 | Virginia NewsPertinent 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.
August 12, 2015 | Virginia NewsRICHMOND - 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.
August 8, 2015 | Virginia NewsWhen 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.
August 7, 2015 | Virginia NewsBy 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.
August 6, 2015 | Virginia NewsThe 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 NewsThe 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.
August 3, 2015 | Virginia NewsUnlike 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.