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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.


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.


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.


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.


VLEPSC Honors Hopewell Police Department for Achieving Re-Accreditation

May 23, 2017 | VACP

The City of Hopewell Police Department has achieved re-accreditation by the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC) for its commitment to law enforcement excellence as evidenced by their successful completion of the re-certification process for the Virginia Law Enforcement Accreditation Program.


Virginia State Police Reminds Motorists to Slow Down or Move Over This Memorial Day Weekend

May 23, 2017 | Virginia News

RICHMOND – Memorial Day signifies the official start of summer, and the Virginia State Police is taking this opportunity to remind motorists to do what’s right when they see lights – #MoveOver.


VACP Past President Colonel William L. Durrer passes away

May 17, 2017 | VACP

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Col. William L. Durrer, retired Fairfax County Chief of Police. Col. Durrer was President of the VACP in 1969-1970.



May 1, 2017 | VACP

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“Fallen” Documentary to Premier in DC, Virginia Beach in May

April 25, 2017 | National News

On Friday, May 26th at 7:30 PM, the Virginia Beach Police Foundation is presenting the documentary film Fallen at the National Geographic 3D Theater located inside the Virginia Beach Aquarium and Marine Science Center. The film will also screen in DC on May 15th – Police Memorial Day.


Culpeper Police accredited by CALEA for the fifth time

April 7, 2017 | VACP

The Culpeper Police Department earned its fifth advanced international accreditation certification from the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) following a panel interview by CALEA commissioners at CALEA's conference in Mobile, Alabama on March 25, 2017.


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