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Virginia Department Loosens Rules on Beards and Tattoos

The Norfolk (VA) Police Department announced on Monday that it is ending its restrictions on full facial hair and visible tattoos.

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Virginia Department Reinstates Officer Suspended for Assisting ICE

Following widespread public outcry, the chief of the Fairfax County (VA) Police Department reinstated an officer who he had suspended for detaining an undocumented immigrant so that an official from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement could come and take him into custody.

Virginia Department Suspends Officer for Assisting ICE

An officer with the Fairfax County (VA) Police Department has been suspended from duty because he assisted U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in identifying and taking into custody an undocumented immigrant who was a fugitive after failing to appear for a deportation hearing.

Virginia Officer Called to Remove Squirrel Trapped in Chimney

An officer with the Newport News (VA) Police Department responded to an unusual home invasion call on Tuesday as a couple reported to the non-emergency number that a squirrel was trapped in a fireplace.

Virginia Department's Lip Sync Video Wins National Television Prize

The "Uptown Funk" lip sync challenge video that gained almost instant Internet fame was among the 10 finalists on the television special Lip Sync to the Rescue—which featured first responders singing and dancing to popular music—and ended up taking the top spot among voters.

Virginia Officer Exchanges Gunfire with Robbery Suspect

An officer with the Herndon (VA) Police Department exchanged gunfire with a suspect on Monday night during an investigation into an alleged armed robbery—neither the gunman nor the officer was struck.

Video: Virginia Police Chase, Catch Naked Murder Suspect

Police in Virginia successfully arrested a naked man suspected of murdering three people in Pittsylvania County on Tuesday.

Virginia Department Welcomes Newly Sworn Officers, K-9

Officers with the Prince George County Police Department welcomed two new officers and a new K-9 to its ranks on Monday.

Families of VA Troopers Killed in Helicopter Crash Sue State Police

On August 12, 2017, State Troopers Berke Morgan Matthew Bates and Henry John Cullen III were hovering in a helicopter above the Unite The Right Rally in Charlottesville. As they hovered, the helicopter began to pitch up and down suddenly and eventually crashed into the ground and burst into flames, the lawsuit details.

Private University Police Department Fires 9 Officers for Social Media Posts

Nine police officers with the Hampton University (VA) Police Department have been fired for posting "misogynistic, racist … remarks" on social media.