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Archive August 2020

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Charles Penn Named Acting Arlington County Police Chief

Charles “Andy” Penn will become Acting Chief of the Arlington County Police Department (ACPD) on Sept. 5, taking over from Police Chief Murray “Jay” Farr, who is retiring after 30 years of service in the Police Department. 

CALEA, PowerDMS Announce Upcoming Launch of Free Standards and Policy Platform

Law enforcement agencies will be able to access the CALEA Core Standards Resource Library and PowerDMS’s policy management solution, which includes 30+ highly relevant law enforcement industry standards (Use of Force, Neck Restraints, and Duty to Intervene) from CALEA.

VACP Positions on Police Reform Priorities

The VACP has produced a document outlining nearly 40 key legislative proposals for police reform and the VACP's position on each.

Unredacted OSIG Report Reveals Virginia Parole Board Violated State Law, Own Policies and Procedures

The Virginia Parole Board and its former chair, Adrianne Bennett, violated state law and its own policies and procedures in its handling of the Vincent Martin release, OSIG report finds. Martin was convicted in 1980 for the murder of Richmond Patrolman Michael Connors.