News & Announcements
January 14, 2015 | National NewsA Message from IACP President Richard Beary
I am pleased to announce the release of the report from the IACP National Policy Summit on Community-Police Relations: Advancing a Culture of Cohesion and Community Trust. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to present the report to President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. It is our hope that the recommendations from this report will aid the Task Force as they continue the insightful work they are doing to examine and strengthen community-police relations.
January 13, 2015 | Virginia NewsPurcellville Police Chief Darryl C. Smith will retire April 1. He has lead the town police force for the past nine years, helping it to achieve state accreditation and winning numerous for awards for its youth engagement and outreach programs.
January 12, 2015 | Virginia NewsHeroin deaths in the area soared by more than 60 percent in 2014 over the total for 2013, despite a slowing in the rate of overdose deaths in the last months of the year.
January 11, 2015 | Virginia NewsAlbemarle County Sheriff J. E. “Chip” Harding’s push for DNA data bank expansion has found a voice in legislation recently filed by House Minority Leader David J. Toscano.
January 11, 2015 | Virginia NewsTotal arrests for illegal gun buys are up at gun shows even as overall gun sales decline.
January 9, 2015 | Virginia NewsBY KARIN KAPSIDELIS Richmond Times-Dispatch
RICHMOND — Proposed state laws requiring mandatory reporting of campus sexual assaults to outside law enforcement could be accommodated under the complex federal regulations that universities also must adhere to, the Governor's Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Violence was told Thursday.
January 9, 2015 | National NewsWhy do we often cheapen the value of police lives?
January 9, 2015 | Virginia NewsRichmond Police Chief Ray J. Tarasovic will retire by the end of February, and his successor is expected to come from the leadership ranks of the department he has run for nearly two years, sources told the Richmond Times-Dispatch on Thursday.
January 8, 2015 | VACPOn January 9th, 2015, Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. and partnering organizations in support of law enforcement officers nationwide will promote a National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.). In light of recent negativity directed toward law enforcement nationally, there is a need to show law enforcement officers that our citizens recognize the difficult and sometimes impossible career they have chosen, in public service to us all.
January 7, 2015 | Virginia NewsThe Buena Vista Police Department is proud to announce the hiring of Elizabeth "Libby" Legg as the department's Deputy Chief.