Stanley Police Officer Dominic "Nick" J. Winum was shot and killed Friday afternoon while attempting to execute a traffic stop. Winum had been an officer with the Town of Stanley since 2016; prior to that, he had been a Virginia state trooper for 10 years.
This new volunteer program will give authorized Level-1 volunteers the opportunity to participate in part of Chesterfield County's police officer hiring process. Volunteers will need to complete the same process police applicants go through, which includes a background investigation, a panel interview with department commanders, a polygraph examination, and a psychological assessment.
Senator Petersen's bill addressing the use of automated license plate recognition (“ALPR”) data in the Commonwealth would negatively impact crime-solving in Virginia. Countless investigative successes are attributed to ALPR data, yet many of those possibilities would be foreclosed in Virginia if this bill becomes law.