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Governor’s Task Force on Public Safety Preparedness & Response to Civil Unrest to Hold First Meeting

September 12, 2017 | Virginia News

RICHMOND – The Task Force on Public Safety Preparedness and Response to Civil Unrest will hold its first meeting this afternoon, Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 2-4pm in the Patrick Henry Building in Richmond, Virginia. The Task Force will be chaired by Brian Moran, Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security.


J. Sergeant Reynolds Police Department Re-accredited by Law Enforcement Commission

September 7, 2017 | VACP

The J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College Police Department has achieved re-accreditation by the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC) for its commitment to law enforcement excellence and recent successful completion of the re-certification process for the Virginia Law Enforcement Accreditation Program.


Norfolk Cops and Barbers Ready to Give Free Back to School Haircuts and Encouragement

September 1, 2017 | Virginia News

Norfolk Police community outreach initiative, "Five-0 and Fades" is prepared for an epic giveback of 300 free haircuts to school age boys, 5-18 years old, Sunday, September 3, 2017, 11am-6pm, at the Southside STEM Academy, Campostella Road, Norfolk.


Virginia State Police Announce Historic Change to Trooper Hiring Process

September 1, 2017 | Virginia News

VSP Now Hiring for Accelerated Lateral Entry Academy Program


Danville police chief announces retirement plans

August 31, 2017 | Virginia News

Danville Police Chief Philip Broadfoot announced today that he will retire on Jan. 1, ending a 44-year career in law enforcement that included 13 years as chief of police in Waynesboro and 14 years as chief of police in Danville.


VACP Statement to the State Crime Commission on Decriminalization and/or Legalization of Marijuana

August 30, 2017 | VACP

The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police has been closely monitoring the public debate regarding the decriminalization or legalization of marijuana for the past several years. In the final analysis, the Association has determined that it must oppose these initiatives. Below are summaries for a number of our points in reference to this position.


Germanna Becomes First VCCS State Certified Crime Prevention Campus

August 30, 2017 | Virginia News

Germanna received the honor of being the first college within the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) to become a State Certified Crime Prevention Campus. Germanna is also one of only five Institutions of Higher Education of any kind in the state to be so honored since the award's inception in 2014.


VACP Response to Statement by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe

August 14, 2017 | VACP

The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police stands ready to support Governor McAuliffe’s efforts to ensure that the Commonwealth ensures the rights of individuals to protest peacefully while providing for the safety of the public.


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.


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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