Archive May 2024

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Lt. Col. Tricia Powers Retires from VSP; New BASS Director, Dep. Director Appointed

Lieutenant Colonel Eric W. Gowin, a 25-year veteran of the Virginia State Police, previously served as Deputy Director of BASS and replaces Lieutenant Colonel Tricia W. Powers upon her retirement.


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The Importance of Complete Palm Prints in Virginia

Palm prints are a trusted, valuable tool that law enforcement can use to identify suspects. The National Palm Print System (NPPS) estimates that 30 percent of latent prints found at crime scenes come from the palm.


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Governor Youngkin Recognizes May 12-18 As Virginia Police Week; May 15 As Peace Officers Memorial Day

Virginia Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Day are opportunities to honor the officers who have fallen in the line of duty, recognize the sacrifices made by the families of those officers, and the families of those who continue to protect and serve our communities.


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Winter Conferences
February 5-7, 2025
February 4-6, 2026
Location for all: Hilton Short Pump (Henrico County)

Annual Conferences
99th Annual
August 25-28, 2024

Location: Hotel Roanoke
100th Annual
August 24-27, 2025

Location: Williamsburg Lodge

101st Annual
August 30 – September 2, 2026

Location: Hotel Roanoke