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Former VA Trooper Murdered a Family in CA and Kidnapped Teen Girl, Police Say

“It is shocking and sad to the entire law enforcement community that such an evil and wicked person could infiltrate law enforcement while concealing his true identity as a computer predator and murderer,” said Washington County Sheriff Blake Andis.

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Richmond Chief Resigns, Acting Chief Appointed

The mayor said in a statement, “At my behest, CAO Saunders will conduct a nationwide search in order for the City to find the best-qualified candidate and fit for the department and the community.”

VA Officers Shot Responding to Emotionally Disturbed Person

Information suggested that the suspect, who was also shot and is now in custody, attacked one officer while the officer's partner was upstairs interviewing family members.

VA Governor to Ask Legislature for $30 Million to Recruit Officers

Along with recruiting more officers, the governor seeks to boost their pay, provide them with better training and equipment, hire more prosecutors, and increase support for crime victims and witnesses.

NLEOMF Announces 2022 National Officer Safety and Wellness Award Winners

“The primary objective of Destination Zero is to drive down causal factors that kill and injure our nation’s law enforcement officers,” said Marcia Ferranto, CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

VA Officer Shot While Approaching Suspicious Vehicles

A Norfolk, VA, police is recovering after being shot Wednesday night as he approached two suspicious vehicles. Police report the injury to the officer is not life threatening.

Officers Engage Communities During National Night Out

National Night Out, traditionally held on the first Tuesday of August each year, began in 1984. The first annual National Night Out involved 2.5 million neighbors across 400 communities in 23 states. The annual event is organized by the National Association of Town Watch.

Never Too Old to Learn at Senior Citizens Police Academy

In one Virginia town, it is never too late to learn about the police. After being put on hold for two years due to COVID-19, the Suffolk Police Department resumed its Senior Citizens Police Academy this summer.

VA Town Lets Citizens Review Officers Online

Citizens can use a star-based system to rate officers on their communication, listening skills and fairness. The responses are anonymous and can be completed any time after the interaction to encourage people to give honest assessments.

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Virginia Chief Receives Ballistic Vest "Save" Plaque from Point Blank

Chief James Lane was wounded in both arms and his pelvis. Several rounds were stopped by his ballistic vest.

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