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Virginia State Police Select SIG Sauer P320 Pistol for Standard Issue Firearm

August 8, 2018
The Virginia State Police has officially selected the SIG Sauer P320 Pistol as their official duty sidearm.

Virginia K-9 Shot, Killed in Pursuit of Murder Suspect

August 2, 2018
Geller said the suspect continued firing at the state police vehicles and "one of the suspect's bullets pierced a K9 trooper's back passenger window and struck a state police canine riding in the back seat compartment."

Video: Soldier Steals Armored Vehicle, Leads Virginia Officers on 60-Mile Chase

June 6, 2018
Virginia State Police said in a news release the incident began around 7:50 p.m., when the M577 armored personnel carrier was driven away from Fort Pickett in Nottoway County. The tracked military vehicle was not equipped with any weaponry and is the property of the Virginia National Guard.

Soldier Steals Armored Vehicle Leads Virginia Officers on 60-Mile Chase

June 6, 2018
Virginia State Police said in a news release the incident began around 7:50 p.m., when the M577 armored personnel carrier was driven away from Fort Pickett in Nottoway County. The tracked military vehicle was not equipped with any weaponry and is the property of the Virginia National Guard.

24' Welded Aluminum Landing Craft

May 25, 2018
The Virginia State Police Search & Recovery Team operates a pair of 24' Munson welded aluminum landing craft that are used for dive operations, swift water rescues, and evidence recovery.

Video: Murder Suspect's SUV Flips While Running from Virginia Officers

January 9, 2018
A state trooper and a local deputy noticed the SUV on the interstate and tried to pull the man over. However, when the man pulled over, authorities say he got out of the SUV and shot at them. He then fled, and officers pursued.

Murder Suspect's SUV Flips While Running from Virginia Officers

January 9, 2018
A state trooper and a local deputy noticed the SUV on the interstate and tried to pull the man over. However, when the man pulled over, authorities say he got out of the SUV and shot at them. He then fled, and officers pursued. More Here.

Video: Woman Admits to Shooting Virginia Trooper After Pursuit

September 21, 2017
The trooper was hit in the arm. Daniels, 23, admits she is a convicted felon who was in possession of a firearm and was driving on a suspended license. She now faces a charge of attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer.

Woman Admits to Shooting Virginia Trooper After Pursuit

September 21, 2017
The trooper was hit in the arm. Daniels, 23, admits she is a convicted felon who was in possession of a firearm and was driving on a suspended license. She now faces a charge of attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer. More Here.

Vacancies Prompt Virginia State Police to Offer Abbreviated Academy

September 5, 2017
Virginia State Police are for the first time offering some recruits a chance to become troopers without completing a full six-month State Police Academy.

Helicopter in Fatal VA Police Crash Had Past Engine Problems

August 16, 2017
The police helicopter involved in a crash that killed two troopers near the chaotic events of Charlottesville, VA, over the weekend had previous mechanical problems that led to an extremely hard landing seven years ago.

No Distress Call in Helicopter Crash That Killed 2 Virginia Troopers

August 14, 2017
There was no distress call, according to federal safety investigators looking into what caused a helicopter crash that killed two Virginia State Police officers as they were conducting surveillance work during the white nationalists' rally in Charlottesville on Saturday.

Charlottesville, Virginia State Police Criticized by Both Sides for Response to Alt-Right Rally Violence

August 14, 2017
"We had on the ground here the largest deployment of law enforcement professionals in Virginia since 9/11," Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer said. "As I understood it, almost a thousand officers were right here on the ground."

2 Virginia State Police Officers Killed in Helicopter Crash

August 13, 2017
In a statement, Virginia State Police said the helicopter was "assisting public safety resources with the ongoing situation" before falling into a wooded area, in Albemarle County, where Charlottesville is located.

Man Accused of Killing VA Officer Faces Capital Murder Charge

June 30, 2017
Ball is accused of shooting 45-year-old Special Agent Michael Walter while the officer was patrolling in a Richmond public housing complex.

VA State Police Agent Killed in Richmond, Suspect in Custody

May 27, 2017
A Virginia State Police special agent has died after he was shot Friday evening after approaching a vehicle parked on the wrong side of the street.

Virginia State Police Shut Down E-mail to Thwart Malware Attack

April 28, 2017
The Virginia State Police shut down its email system on Wednesday night to strengthen its defense against a sophisticated new form of malware that infected the law enforcement agency’s network at the end of last week.

VA Trooper Seriously Injured During Vehicle Pursuit

April 7, 2017
A Virginia State Trooper was seriously injured Thursday morning during a police pursuit in Chesterfield. The incident began when a speeding driver refused to stop for police on Powhite Parkway at about 2:23 a.m.

Virginia Legislators Announce Plans to Stem Trooper Exodus with Pay Raise

January 26, 2017
Starting pay for troopers would rise from $36,200 a year to $43,000 under the agreement struck between the Republicans who control the money committees for both chambers. In addition to the 3 percent raise, existing troopers would see their annual salaries jump by more than $6,700 to keep pace with the new hires.

Slain VA Trooper's Father Creates Billboard to Support Police

December 15, 2016
Dermyer, whose son was shot and killed earlier this year, said it’s been a tough time, especially with the holidays. Instead of sadness, he wanted to send a message of support to all police officers for what they do every day.
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