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Funeral Arrangements Finalized for Virginia State Police Pilots

August 12, 2017 | VACP

The VACP recommends that Va. law enforcement officers shroud their badges in honor of Virginia State Police Lt. H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke M. M. Bates through the day of the last funeral — SATURDAY, AUGUST 19.

Our sincerest condolences to the friends and family of the Virginia State Police.

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VACP Mourns Passing of Former Executive Director John Pearson

August 9, 2017 | VACP

Today, we mourn the passing of a wonderful man — former VACP Executive Director Lt. Col. John Pearson. Following a 38-year career with the Virginia State Police — during which he served on the VACP Executive Board and ultimately as VACP President (1978-79), John guided the Association as its Executive Director for 6 years. A kind and humble man dedicated to Virginia law enforcement, he will be missed. Thank you for your service, John.

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Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA) Selects Richard Myers as Executive Director

August 8, 2017 | National News

MCCA President and Montgomery County, MD Chief Tom Manger announced today that the Board of Directors has selected Richard W. Myers as the new MCCA Executive Director. Myers is currently the Chief in Newport News, VA.

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Newport News Police Chief Rick Myers Announces Resignation

August 8, 2017 | Virginia News

Newport News Police Chief Rick Myers has announced plans to leave his position effective September 1, 2017. He has accepted a job with a national Police Chiefs organization as executive director. Myers has led the Newport News Police Department with a total of 424 sworn officers since January 2014.

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Once an aspiring medical student, Williamsburg police chief finds passion in policing

August 8, 2017 | Virginia News

One summer night back in the late 1990s while responding to a call regarding a disorderly crowd in Portsmouth, Sean Dunn, then a patrol officer with the Portsmouth Police Department, had left the windows of his police cruiser ajar.

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Virginia law enforcement invited to join ‘Safe Sleep VA Campaign’ to reduce child fatalities

July 10, 2017 | Virginia News

The Virginia Department of Social Services' Three Branch Team would like to extend an invitation to you to join Virginia's Safe Sleep VA Campaign by becoming a Baby Box Distribution Site. This campaign could dovetail with an agency's child passenger safety program.

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New Martinsville police chief has decades of experience with department

June 22, 2017 | Virginia News

Chief Eddie Cassady joined the Martinsville Police Department in 1985.

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Williamsburg selects Sean Dunn as new police chief

June 10, 2017 | Virginia News

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) — The Williamsburg Police Department has appointed Sean L. Dunn as chief of police, effective June 26. Dunn is the current chief of police in Martinsville, Virginia. He will succeed Williamsburg Police Chief Dave Sloggie, who retired at the end of December.

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2016-17 VACP President Chesterfield Police Chief Thierry Dupuis to Retire September 1

June 6, 2017 | VACP

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – Col. Thierry G. Dupuis, chief of police for Chesterfield County, announced today he will retire Sept. 1, having served the residents of Chesterfield County and the Richmond region for 40 years.

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Funeral Arrangements Finalized for Virginia State Police Special Agent Michael T. Walter

May 27, 2017 | VACP

The VACP recommends that Virginia law enforcement officers shroud their badges in honor of Virginia State Police Special Agent Michael T. Walter though the day of his funeral — Saturday, June 3.

Our sincerest condolences to Agent Walter's family and friends and to the Virginia State Police.

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