News & Announcements
November 6, 2014 | VACPOn June 12, 2014, retiring Fairfax Police Chief Richard J. Rappoport, 2008-09 VACP President, was honored for his years of service in law enforcement and in his community with a commendation from the 2014 Virginia General Assembly.
October 31, 2014 | Virginia NewsRICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his administration today. The appointees will join McAuliffe’s administration focused on finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will build a new Virginia economy and create more jobs across the Commonwealth.
October 29, 2014 | Virginia NewsVDOT has requested Virginia law enforcement assistance in reviewing the integrity of its guardrail and terminal strikes. Please see the attachment with letter and photos. The information below includes a link to a news item that has an embedded video that shows potential problems with Virginia’s guardrail end-strike system.
October 29, 2014 | VACPOn Tuesday, October 28 at the Annual Conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in Orlando, Colonel W. Steven Flaherty, Superintendent of the Virginia State Police, officially began his two-year term as General Chair of the IACP's Division of State & Provincial Police (S&P). As General Chair of the S&P Division, Colonel Flaherty sits on the IACP Executive Board.
October 23, 2014 | Virginia NewsBy Larry O'Dell The Associated Press © October 21, 2014
RICHMOND — Virginia has made great strides in the past year in improving police lineup procedures, but a state crime panel agreed Tuesday that more should be done to guard against faulty eyewitness identifications.
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October 16, 2014 | National NewsThe IACP has re-released the Special Order on Pandemic Flu Planning and Response as an awareness and planning tool for police agencies in light of the introduction of the Ebola virus into the United States and the continuing spread of Enterovirus D68.
October 9, 2014 | Virginia NewsThe Town of Smithfield has been officially designated the smallest municipality in the Commonwealth of Virginia to become a Certified Crime Prevention Community! The Department of Criminal Justice Services presented the award at the Town Council Meeting on October 8th.
October 9, 2014 | Virginia NewsAmherst, VA – The Town of Amherst has announced the appointment of Robert Kimbrel as Chief of the Town of Amherst Police Department, following a search to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Police Chief Kelvin Brown earlier this year.
October 8, 2014 | Virginia NewsBEDFORD — The Town of Bedford has named a new police chief.
Todd Foreman has lived in the Town of Bedford for 12 years but worked for the police department for 18.5 years. He previously worked in crime prevention, patrol, and as a Lieutenant over the Operations Division for the past few years.