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Derek Weeks Named Salem's Ninth Police Chief

The move will take effect on July 1, one month after Weeks was named as Interim Chief on June 1.

 

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Purcellville Announces Appointment of Lt. Barry Dufek as Chief of Police

“The Town conducted an extensive search with the assistance of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police to identify the individual who would best serve Purcellville and the Police Department,” said Purcellville Mayor Stanley J. Milan, Sr. “Barry has proven to be a dedicated leader in our community and a solid leader committed to public safety.”

 

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Nominations for 2024 HEAT Awards Due July 1!

For decades, the Virginia State Police HEAT Program has been recognizing law enforcement partners as they diligently work to eliminate auto theft across the Commonwealth.

 

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Retired Salem Police Chief Mike Crawley Named Deputy Chief for Roanoke Police

Chief Scott Booth is pleased to announce the hiring of the Roanoke Police Department’s newest Deputy Chief, Michael “Mike” Crawley. Deputy Chief Crawley joins the Roanoke Police Department after a nearly 25-year tenure with the Salem Police Department, from which he retired at the rank of Chief. 

 

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Ronnie Edmonds Selected as Chief of Police for South Boston

Town Manager Thomas Raab has selected Ronnie Edmonds as the new Chief of Police for the Town of South Boston Police Department. Chief Edmonds has been serving in that position on an interim basis since late last December.

 

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VACP Recommends Shrouding of Badges for Charles City County Sergeant Floyd Miles

Virginia State Police are investigating the incident that resulted in the death of a Charles City County deputy on Sunday, June 9, 2024.

 

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VACP Past President Gilbert "Spud" Jackson Passes Away

VACP Past President and Retired Suffolk Police Chief Gilbert "Spud" Jackson has passed away at the age of 89. Spud was chief in Suffolk from 1976 to 1996 and served as VACP President from 1992-93.

 

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FUTURE VACP CONFERENCE DATES:

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
REGISTRATION OPEN!
 
100th Annual
August 24-27, 2025

Location: Williamsburg Lodge

101st Annual
August 30 – September 2, 2026

Location: Hotel Roanoke