Archive July 2018

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Town of Richlands appoints new police chief

Chief Jerry Gilbert was appointed to his new post July 10 during a meeting of the Richlands Town Council. 

Harrisonburg announces new Chief of Police

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — UPDATE (1:33 p.m. July 31): The City of Harrisonburg announced Eric D. English as the new Chief of Police on Tuesday afternoon.

Merricks named Altavista Police Chief

Altavista’s Town Manager has named Thomas “Tommy” Merricks as the new Chief of the Altavista Police Department.

Additional $1.3 Million Available to Virginia Localities in School Resource Officer Incentive Grants

~ Important modifications to grant requirements will make funds more accessible ~

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam announced today that localities can apply for an additional $1.3 million in School Resource Officer Incentive Grants. The Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety, housed within Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), has released a grant solicitation for localities to apply for a one-time, twelve-month grant to fund school resource officer (SRO) and school security officer (SSO) positions.

Virginia State Police Announces Executive Staff Promotions, Retirement

RICHMOND – Col. Gary T. Settle, Virginia State Police Superintendent, has announced two executive staff promotions and the retirement of veteran VSP leader, Lt. Col. George L. Daniels Jr.

Virginia Union University Announces Christopher J. O'Donnell as Director of Public Safety

Christopher O'Donnell, a 26-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has been named Director of Public Safety of Virginia Union University’s (VUU) Police Department. O’Donnell will provide leadership for and management of VUU’s police functions and operations and oversee the institution’s emergency management and communications.

New UVA Police Chief Has Extensive Background in Promoting Diversity

Tommye Sutton has overseen all patrol, investigations, special event planning, security operations and the administrative functions on Northwestern University’s Evanston and Chicago campuses since 2015. (Photo courtesy of Northwestern University)