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McAuliffe Announces Public Safety Grant Funding for Implementing New Legislative Initiatives

June 24, 2016 | Virginia News

~ Funds are directed toward Protective Order implementation, Body-worn Cameras for law enforcement, and Naloxone ~

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Nomination Period Open for 2016 IACP/Target Police Officer of the Year

June 14, 2016 | National News

CALLING ALL HEROES: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN LAW ENFORCEMENT

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VCU Police Chief Receives 2016 Dillard Award from VACLEA

June 13, 2016 | VACP

The Virginia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators presented Police Chief John Venuti, Virginia Commonwealth University, on June 9 with the 2016 Robert C. Dillard Award for Outstanding Contribution to Campus Law Enforcement at the association’s annual conference in Virginia Beach. The award is presented to an individual who has made a significant sustained contribution to the advancement of campus law enforcement or security practices in Virginia.

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McAuliffe marks signing of revised Line of Duty Act; Va. awards public safety grants

June 10, 2016 | Virginia News

By MICHAEL MARTZ | Richmond Times-Dispatch

A few feet from a state memorial to fallen police officers and firefighters, Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Thursday commemorated his signing of legislation that will transform the state law guaranteeing benefits to public safety employees killed or injured in the line of duty.

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EXTENDED: Deadline for 2016 VACP Award Nominations is now July 8!

June 9, 2016 | VACP

Please take the time to nominate your deserving officers or citizens for the 2016 VACP Awards for Valor, Lifesaving and Outstanding Contribution to Law Enforcement. An officer or citizen's actions need only have occurred prior to the deadline to be eligible for nomination by a VACP member. (In other words, they are not limited to the 2015 calendar year.)

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Albemarle County Announces Hiring of Chief of Police

May 20, 2016 | Virginia News

Albemarle County has named Ron Lantz as Chief of Police effective June 1, 2016. Currently, Major Lantz serves as Albemarle’s Deputy Chief of Police where, since 2012, he has assisted the Chief of Police in planning and directing the many activities of the Albemarle County Police Department including providing supervision for 115 of the 129 sworn officers in the functional areas of patrol, traffic, school resource, crime prevention, and animal control.

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Charlottesville poised to hire first black police chief

May 1, 2016 | Virginia News

In a news release Tuesday, City Manager Maurice Jones announced his recommendation of Col. Alfred S. Thomas Jr. for the city’s next police chief. Currently chief of the Lexington Police Department, Thomas will be Charlottesville’s first black police chief.

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New Altavista police chief is ready to get his hands dirty

April 30, 2016 | Virginia News

Altavista Police Chief Michael Milnor has a lofty goal for this year.

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United Front: How five Richmond-area agencies coordinated to address underage drinking

April 11, 2016 | VACP

Five law enforcement agencies in Virginia’s capital launched a public awareness campaign in fall 2015 to communicate the physical, professional and legal effects of underage drinking to college students.

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FBI-Norfolk hosting screening of new documentary about opioid abuse

April 7, 2016 | Virginia News

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Norfolk Field Office is hosting a premier screening of a new documentary titled “Chasing the Dragon, The life of an Opiate Addict,” on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cinema Café Greenbrier, Chesapeake.

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