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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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Keeping Your Personal Information Private: Part 1

April 20, 2015 | VACP

This is Part 1 of a five part series on the importance of Keeping Your Personal Information Private.

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Verizon’s Powerful Answers Award – Public Safety/First Responders

April 20, 2015 | National News

Expanding its ongoing commitment to innovation and social responsibility, FBI-LEEDA partner Verizon is now accepting ideas for its 2015 Powerful Answers Award program. We are very excited to announce the chance to win up to $1M for ideas that solve problems in Emergency Response.

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Saltville hires Bristol detective as its police chief

April 20, 2015 | Virginia News

Saltville Town Council announced and welcomed Chris Wilcox as the new chief of police during Tuesday’s meeting.

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Clark: License plate readers help police, don’t hurt privacy

April 19, 2015 | VACP

By Chief Rick Clark, Galax Police; Past President of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police

In the most recent session of the Virginia General Assembly, both the House and Senate passed bills that addressed the use of Automated License Plate Readers.

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Jacocks: It’s not fair to paint all police officers with a broad brush of brutality

April 14, 2015 | National News

By A.M. “JAKE” JACOCKS JR.

THE INEXPLICABLE decision by a South Carolina police officer – fortunately now an ex-police officer – to shoot a fleeing suspect in the back is permanently etched in the minds of all of us who have seen the video.

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Lynchburg police chief set to retire Oct. 1

April 14, 2015 | Virginia News

Chief Parks Snead has been the department’s chief since September 2008. He was a police officer for 24 years before that.

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Monti Lee promoted to deputy chief of Roanoke police

April 2, 2015 | Virginia News

Capt. Monti Lee, who’s been with the Roanoke Police Department for 30 years, has been promoted to deputy chief of uniform operations.

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