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Testing to Begin on Sexual Assault Evidence Kits

February 4, 2016 | Virginia News

Testing is part of a $1.4 million project led by Attorney General Herring's office to clear out a backlog of more than 2,000 untested sexual assault evidence kits

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Historic, Bipartisan Gun Safety Deal

January 29, 2016 | Virginia News

RICHMOND - Governor McAuliffe announced a historic, bipartisan deal that will keep guns away from domestic abusers and people who cannot pass background checks. The Governor was joined by Speaker Howell, Lt. Governor Ralph Northam and other members of the General Assembly while making the announcement.

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Virginia Concealed Handgun Reciprocity Changes Delayed to March 1, 2016

January 29, 2016 | Virginia News

RICHMOND, Va. – Effectively immediately, the Feb. 1, 2016, deadline for concealed handgun reciprocity revocations by the Commonwealth of Virginia has been delayed to March 1, 2016.

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MWAA Names Scott C. Booth New Chief of Police

January 20, 2016 | Virginia News

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority named Scott C. Booth as its new chief of police Wednesday.

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Henrico Co. Police Chief Appointed to Deputy County Manager

January 11, 2016 | Virginia News

Henrico County Manager John Vithoulkas announced today that effective January 23, 2016, Chief Douglas A Middleton will join the staff of the County Manager as the Deputy County Manager for Public Safety.

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Salem City Manager Names Major Mike Crawley New Police Chief

January 7, 2016 | Virginia News

Salem City Manager Kevin Boggess wasted no time this morning as he swiftly appointed Mike Crawley to the position of Police Chief for the citizens of Salem. Crawley replaces Tim Guthrie, who will retire as Salem’s Chief at the end of the month after 34 years of service in the department.

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Salem Police Chief Tim Guthrie Announces Retirement in January

January 7, 2016 | Virginia News

Salem Police Chief, Tim Guthrie, announced his retirement in a staff meeting this morning after serving Salem’s citizens as a valued member of the Police Department for the past 34 years. His departure, which has been in the works for the past several months, will take effect at the end of January.

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Leesburg Police Chief Price to retire in March

January 7, 2016 | Virginia News

by Crystal Owens | Loudoun Times-Mirror

It's not the high-profile national media attention cases Leesburg Chief of Police Joseph Price worked in his 16 years as the town's law enforcement leader that will stick with him once he retires March 1.

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Virginia Sex Offender Supplemental Registry Now Online for Public Access

January 2, 2016 | Virginia News

RICHMOND – In accordance with new state legislation, the Virginia State Police has completed and posted online the Supplement to the Virginia Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry (SOR) in time for the Jan. 1, 2016, deadline. The Supplement includes information on persons who were convicted of certain sexual offenses on or after July 1, 1980, and before July 1, 1994, who are not currently on the SOR. The Supplement is available to the public through the Virginia State Police Website at http://sex-offender.vsp.virginia.gov/sor.

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Entering the Age of Electronic Law Enforcement with the Use of Body-Worn Cameras

December 16, 2015 | Virginia News

By Michelle Warden, Esq.1
Sands Anderson PC

Rapid technological advancements are putting law enforcement agencies across the country in a difficult position. It is now easier than ever for citizens to record police officers' actions while they are on the job. As such, law enforcement agencies are considering whether to implement body-worn cameras ("BWC") for their officers, at least in part, to document the officers' perspective with their encounters with the public.

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