News & Announcements
July 8, 2014 | Virginia NewsARLINGTON, Va. –The Arlington County Police Department (ACPD) is hosting a Chief-for-the-Day contest, and calling for submissions from students ages 8-12 from all Arlington County schools.
Danville’s violent crime has dropped off in recent years, and a definite decline can been seen from 2012 to 2013 — a result Danville Police Chief Philip Broadfoot says can be attributed to a police attack on nonviolent crime.
July 2, 2014 | Virginia NewsA summary of bills related to DMV operations and oversight, enacted by the 2014 Virginia General Assembly and signed by the Governor. All changes effective July 1, 2014 (unless otherwise noted).
June 27, 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 grow Virginia’s economy and create more jobs across the Commonwealth.
Danville City Council chambers were packed Wednesday morning for the annual Traffic Safety Awards ceremony presented by the Danville Police Department for drivers who saved themselves serious injury — or even death — in serious car wrecks by wearing seat belts.
June 26, 2014 | VACPThe Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) would like to take this opportunity to remind you of several new laws that impact motor carriers taking effect on July 1, 2014.
June 20, 2014 | National NewsBy Steve Almasy, CNN
About 40% more law enforcement officers have died on duty in the first five and a half months of 2014 than in the same period a year ago, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund said Sunday.
June 18, 2014 | Virginia NewsNoah Feldman, Bloomberg View
Bruce Abramski bought a handgun for his uncle, hoping to use his expired police officer ID to get a discount. When the seller asked, as required by law, if the gun was for him, Abramski said yes. C’mon, wouldn’t you have done the same for a bargain? Next time, don’t.
June 18, 2014 | VACPBY: Lieutenant Patrick G. Aigner, Prince William County Police Department
One of the most challenging tasks as a commander of a part-time, specialty team is training. Unlike units such as SWAT, positions on crowd control teams are mostly assigned, not sought, and typically do not train as often. However, the value of a well-trained civil disturbance team can greatly reduce the liability agencies face as well as make events safer for demonstrators, uninvolved civilians, and law enforcement personnel. It is critical to commit to regularly-scheduled crowd control training and for team commanders to ensure maximum effectiveness of those dates.
June 18, 2014 | VACPThe Division of Capitol Police held a formal ceremony on June 11, 2014 in the Old House Chamber of the Virginia State Capitol recognizing their second state accreditation award. This certification was based on an intensive three day review in March of the agency by Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC) assessors.