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Virginia Department HQ Shuttered Briefly After Release of Unknown Substance

The headquarters building of the Chilhowie (VA) Police Department was abandoned and shuttered on Thursday when an officer processing evidence following an arrest accidentally allowed the release of an unknown substance into the air.

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Virginia Officer Dies of On-Duty Medical Emergency

Officer George Moskowitz was on duty when he suffered the medical emergency at the Fairfax City Police headquarters, according to the department.

Virginia Officer Wounded in Gunfight Following Pursuit, Suspect in Custody

An officer with the Martinsville (VA) Police Department was wounded after a vehicle pursuit ended with gunfire at an apartment complex late Wednesday night.

Tips and Tactics for Dealing with Subjects on the Autism Spectrum

When you're dealing with a subject on the ASD spectrum, there may be no outward sign whatsoever of that individual's unique condition—people on the spectrum can physically look just like so-called "neurotypical" individuals. Here are some tips and tactics to keep in mind for encounters with ASD subjects.

Virginia Department Launches Program to Raise Awareness of Autism

The Newport News (VA) Police Department has launched a new program aimed at increasing officers' awareness of individuals in the community with autism spectrum disorder and providing those officers with information to help keep people with autism safe.

Officer Credits "Divine Providence" in Saving Life of Heart Attack Victim

An officer with the Henrico (VA) Police Department said that it was "divine providence" that placed him in exactly the right place at exactly the right time to help save the life of a man who suffered a heart attack in the parking lot of a local restaurant.

Mutualink Technology On-scene in Active Shooter Training at VA University

More than 70 first responders descended on Eagle Bank Arena in Virginia to test what Mutualink calls a first-of-its-kind collaboration system for real-time video sharing, advanced building sensors, and other state-of-the-art technologies, in an effort to help the nation better respond to emergencies.

Off-Duty Virginia Police Officer Dies Unexpectedly

Officer Eric Goff of the Danville (VA) Police Department died unexpectedly at his residence on Tuesday evening, the agency announced on social media.

Virginia Police Department Suffers Significant Data Breach

As many as 500 employees—both sworn and civilian—of the Fairfax County Police Department may have had their personal information stolen in a substantial security breach detected late last week.

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Virginia Recruit Sheds Nearly 200 Pounds to Become Police Officer

One of the graduates of the 120th Basic Recruit Class for the Richmond (VA) Police Department overcame a personal challenge in addition to the rigors of the training and learning he underwent alongside his classmates. He dropped nearly 200 pounds.