Archives: ‘Public Safety’

Alexandria Police Recruits Graduate from Regional Academy

December 30th, 2016 | [From: Other News, Public Safety]

The Alexandria Police Department welcomes 26 recruit officers who graduated from the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy Basic Law Enforcement School on Dec. 21, 2016.

Six Alexandria Deputies Graduate From Criminal Justice Academy

December 30th, 2016 | [From: Other News, Public Safety]

Six Alexandria deputy sheriffs graduated from Session 135 of the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy on Wednesday, Dec. 21. The new deputies successfully completed nearly six months of training including emergency vehicle operations, firearms training, defensive tactics, crash investigation, basic legal training, jail and courthouse procedures, and other important areas.

Greater Washington SoberRide Program Gears-Up For New Year’s

December 28th, 2016 | [From: Public Safety, Top Stories]

The nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program is offering free cab rides to would-be drunk drivers throughout the holidays. During the evening hours, between Dec. 16 and Jan. 1, Washington-metropolitan area residents celebrating with alcohol may call the toll-free SoberRide phone number 1–800–200–TAXI and be afforded a no-cost (up to $ 30 fare), safe way home.

U.S. Marshals In Northern Virginia Apprehend Over 275 Felony Fugitives

December 23rd, 2016 | [From: Public Safety]

The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force based within the federal Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria division took over 275 dangerous fugitives off the streets of Northern Virginia in 2016. The task force also captured numerous fugitives wanted outside of Virginia who attempted to hide out in Northern Virginia.

Alexandria Captain Graduates From FBI National Academy

December 23rd, 2016 | [From: 2016 Year In Review, Other News, Public Safety]

Alexandria Police Captain Shirl Mammarella graduated from the FBI National Academy last Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, one of 225 graduates in the academy’s 266th Session.

Operation Elf Provides Gifts For Children Of Alexandria Inmates

December 21st, 2016 | [From: Holiday Happenings, Public Safety]

This holiday season, 250 children of Alexandria inmates are receiving toys, games, books and other gifts, thanks to Operation Elf supporters and the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office. On Thursday, Dec. 15, inmates’ families visited the Sheriff’s Office and selected donated gifts for children who have a parent incarcerated at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center.

Alexandria Police Department’s K9 Czekaj Receives Body Armor

December 20th, 2016 | [From: Other News, Public Safety]

In July 2016, the Alexandria Police Department announced that K9 Czekaj was to receive a ballistic and stab-protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

Greater Washington Law Enforcement Lauded For Fight Against Drunk Driving

December 19th, 2016 | [From: Other News, Public Safety]

Fourteen Washington-metropolitan area police officers were cited today for their “outstanding commitment in the fight against drunk driving in Greater Washington” and presented with the area’s 19th-annual “Law Enforcement Awards of Excellence for Impaired Driving Prevention”. Officer Wesley Vitale of the Alexandria Police Department was one of the honorees.

Virginia Department Of Corrections Wins Inaugural Virginia Energy Efficiency Award

December 19th, 2016 | [From: EcoNews, Public Safety]

The Virginia Department of Corrections took top honors in the first ever Virginia Energy Efficiency Leadership Awards. The Virginia Energy Efficiency Council honored winners during a recent reception attended by Governor Terry McAuliffe.

Alexandria To Implement Vision Zero Initiative

December 14th, 2016 | [From: 2016 Year In Review, Public Safety, Top Stories]

Rose Cruz was struck by a vehicle while she was crossing the street at the intersection of Mt. Vernon Avenue and W. Glebe Road in Alexandria on Dec. 1.