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Former state police commander is new Colonial Beach chief

May 10, 2015 | Virginia News

BY DAWNTHEA PRICE/THE FREE LANCE-STAR

Colonial Beach’s new police chief hopes to entice younger officers that will enjoy working and living in the beach community.

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Keeping Your Personal Information Private: Part 3

May 4, 2015 | VACP

In Part 2, we discussed Dealing with tracking software. Today, we’ll talk about Protecting your email information with security tools because email is yet another one of the ways your information is being acquired.

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Actions on Legislation Following 2015 Reconvened Session

May 1, 2015 | Virginia News

RICHMOND – Today Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the actions he has taken on legislative items sent to his desk following the Virginia General Assembly’s consideration of his amendments during the 2015 Reconvened Session.

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Virginia Chiefs of Police Partner with CARFAX

April 27, 2015 | VACP

CARFAX is partnered with the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police to provide an integrated solution for law enforcement agencies. Your agency can get FREE, unlimited access to the CARFAX suite of Investigative Tools through our data exchange program.

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Blacksburg and Virginia Tech police chiefs to receive award for No Hokie Left Behind

April 27, 2015 | Virginia News

BLACKSBURG, Va., April 27, 2015 – Anthony Wilson, chief of the Town of Blacksburg Police Department, and Kevin Foust, chief of the Virginia Tech Police Department, will receive the Alfred C. Payne Service Award for their effort in establishing the No Hokie Left Behind campaign.

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Keeping Your Personal Information Private: Part 2

April 27, 2015 | VACP

In Part 1 of this series, we talked about WHO is selling your information and why. Our subject for today is Dealing with tracking software - one of the ways your personal information is being acquired.

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Governor McAuliffe Appoints Expert Review Panel for Improving ABC Law Enforcement

April 24, 2015 | Virginia News

RICHMOND – 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.

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Police body cameras seen as inevitability

April 22, 2015 | Virginia News

By Michael Martz | Richmond Times-Dispatch

The cost and value of equipping law-enforcement officers with body cameras may be debatable, but growing public sentiment may be making them inevitable.

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Governor McAuliffe Directs Secure Commonwealth Sub-Panel To Study Law Enforcement Technologies

April 21, 2015 | Virginia News

The 31 members will examine public safety and privacy issues

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Extension of a Traffic Stop for Use of a Canine – How Long is Too Long?

April 21, 2015 | National News

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Rodriguez v. United States today that absent reasonable suspicion, police extension of a traffic stop in order to conduct a dog sniff violates the Fourth Amendment.

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