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Doxxing: The New Threat — Posting the Personal Information of Officers & Their Families

March 22, 2015 | VACP

This is Part 1 of a two part series on the subject of “Doxxing”. In this first part we will define Doxxing, discuss how it is being used, and review the risks and threats Doxxing represents to law enforcement officials and their families. In Part 2 we will talk about what can be done to protect yourself from Doxxing.


Virginia Tech fraternities join program with police

March 21, 2015 | Virginia News

The Blacksburg Police Department’s Adopt-A-Cop program has worked closely with fraternities at Virginia Tech.


New Market Selects Rinker as Next Police Chief

March 16, 2015 | Virginia News

The town of New Market officially appointed Sgt. Chris Rinker as its new chief of police Monday night.


Lynchburg Police basketball program builds relationships

March 13, 2015 | Virginia News

By Ashlie Walter | Lynchburg News & Advance

For some children in Lynchburg’s inner-city neighborhoods, the first time they touch a basketball is at the Lynchburg Police Department’s Badges for Basketballs program.


Nominations sought for 2015 ADL Shield Awards; Due April 24

March 12, 2015 | Virginia News

The Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) SHIELD Awards were created to annually recognize law enforcement professionals for significant contributions towards protecting the American people from hate crimes, domestic and international terrorism, and towards promoting civil rights. The Awards were created in 2010 by ADL’s Washington, DC Regional Office (serving DC/MD/VA/NC) and are presented to law enforcement serving this region.


Richmond area police chiefs say community relationships critical

March 11, 2015 | Virginia News

On Thursday evening, March 12, 2015, the Richmond Times-Dispatch hosted their 55th Public Square - Meet Your Chiefs. The event was held in the Times-Dispatch's downtown offices and featured Chesterfield Police Chief Thierry Dupuis, Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham, Henrico Police Chief Doug Middleton, and Hanover Sheriff David R. Hines.


IRS to Warner: Uniforms for Public Safety Officials are Not Taxable

March 11, 2015 | Virginia News

In response to request from Sen. Warner, IRS provides clarity to Virginia firefighters and police that the cost of clothing provided to wear on duty is not subject to taxation


The New Threat: Targeting Law Enforcement Personnel In Their Homes

March 4, 2015 | VACP

The VACP is pleased to announce the formation of a partnership with ManageURiD – a company that was formed for the exclusive and urgent purpose of controlling the amount and type of personal information that is being compiled and made readily available about all of us on the Internet.


Update from the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation

February 26, 2015 | VACP

The Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation (VPCF) is a 501(c)3 and is the charitable and educational arm of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police. The primary purpose of the VPCF is to provide leadership education and training to law enforcement. The foundation is funded by grants, donations, fundraising events, and training fees.


NAWLEE Announces 20th Anniversary Membership Drive

February 26, 2015 | National News

The National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE) has launched a new membership drive as part of their celebration of their 20th anniversary.


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