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Libby Legg hired as new Buena Vista deputy chief

January 7, 2015 | Virginia News

The Buena Vista Police Department is proud to announce the hiring of Elizabeth "Libby" Legg as the department's Deputy Chief.


VIDEO: How Participating in the National Law Enforcement Challenge Saves Lives

January 7, 2015 | VACP

This video is a compilation of interviews taken during the IACP’s 2014 National Law Enforcement Challenge (NLEC) Awards Ceremony. The NLEC (and the coordinating state competition, the Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge) is a friendly competition between law enforcement departments and agencies all across the country designed to encourage them to address traffic safety issues in their state or locality in an effective, systematic way.


Campus sexual assault reports a complicated tally

January 4, 2015 | Virginia News

Parents hoping to get a grasp on reports of sexual assault at the University of Virginia will have to look beyond statistics, according to experts.


126 Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities Nationwide in 2014

December 31, 2014 | National News

Firearms-related fatalities spiked 56 percent while ambush attacks remained the leading cause of felonious deaths


VACP President details realities of the job

December 30, 2014 | VACP

Pulaski Police Chief Gary Roche encourages detractors to walk a mile in the shoes of his officers.


Dillon Appointed as Deputy Chief in Warrenton

December 29, 2014 | Virginia News

The Warrenton Police Department (WPD) is proud to announce that Gary M. Dillon has been selected as the WPD’s Deputy Chief. A veteran law enforcement Officer, Gary until recently has served as the Manager of the Virginia Accreditation Center at the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) since July 2005. Through Gary’s vision, the program that sets and requires higher standards for its participating agencies to adhere to has developed into a national model and leader in its field.


Longo has handled many high-profile cases as Charlottesville’s top cop

December 26, 2014 | Virginia News

Richmond Times-Dispatch

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Timothy J. Longo left the gritty precincts of Baltimore for the tranquil foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains when he took over in 2001 as police chief of the city that is home to the University of Virginia.


VACP Requests Shrouding of Badges for NYPD Officers

December 22, 2014 | VACP

To: Virginia Police Chiefs

From: Chief G. W. Roche, Association President

Ref: NYPD Officer Assassinations


Registration open for 2015 VPCF Leadership Education Programs

December 16, 2014 | VACP

All leadership education and law enforcement training programs offered by the VPCF are submitted for pre-approval to the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) for Partial In-service Credit.


Culpeper Police Major Accepts Chief of Police Position with City of Emporia

December 16, 2014 | Virginia News

The Culpeper Police Department’s Major Rick Pinksaw has accepted the position of Chief of Police of Emporia, Virginia after serving the Town of Culpeper Police Department for over 25 years. He made the announcement on Wednesday, December 11th and will be assuming his new position as Chief of Police on January 5, 2015.


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