Archive March 2022

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Virginia Law Enforcement Leaders Meet with Governor Youngkin About Facial Recognition Technology Legislation

On March 30, five police chiefs representing the VACP participated in a meeting with Governor Glenn Youngkin to discuss Senate Bill 741, which would allow the use of facial recognition technology by Virginia law enforcement agencies.

Culpeper Police Leaders Join Rep. Abigail Spanberger to Introduce Legislation for Funding to Address Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment

Legislation will provide more than $900 million in funding to focus on overdose prevention, first responder training, co-prescribing programs, along with pregnant and postpartum women substance use disorder treatment.  Chief Jenkins and Major Settle attended the event to advocate on matters that are affecting the citizens of Virginia.

VACP Recommends Shrouding of Badges for Henrico County Police Officer Trey Sutton

Officer Trey Marshall Sutton, 24, was killed in an on-duty vehicle crash that occurred Wednesday night. 

VACP Recommends Shrouding of Badges for Covington Police Officer Caleb Ogilvie

Three people, including Covington Police Officer Caleb Ogilvie, are dead following a shooting on Monday afternoon, according to Virginia State Police. Shrouding is recommended through the day of funeral services, Saturday, March 19.

Blacksburg Police Chief Anthony Wilson to Retire

Chief Wilson will retire this summer after 25 years with the Blacksburg Police Department, 8 years as chief.