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Arlington County Police Dept. announces Chief-for-a-Day contest

July 8, 2014 | Virginia News

ARLINGTON, 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.

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Target of nonviolent crime in Danville leads to lower violent crime

July 6, 2014 | Virginia News

BY .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), Danville Register & Bee

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.

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DMV Publishes 2014 Legislative Bulletin

July 2, 2014 | Virginia News

A 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).

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Jennings as State Inspector General, Other Appointments

June 27, 2014 | 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 grow Virginia’s economy and create more jobs across the Commonwealth.

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Award highlights how seat belts save lives

June 26, 2014 | Virginia News

By .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), Danville Register & Bee

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.

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Motor carrier legislative changes effective July 1, 2014

June 26, 2014 | VACP

The 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.

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Report: After two years of decline, law enforcement deaths rise sharply

June 20, 2014 | National News

By 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.

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Commentary: Who gets the gun matters for background checks

June 18, 2014 | Virginia News

Noah 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.

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Planning Training for Crowd Control Teams

June 18, 2014 | VACP

BY: 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.

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Division of Capitol Police Earn 2nd Accreditation Award

June 18, 2014 | VACP

The 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.

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