Archives: ‘Public Safety’

New Alexandria Police Officers And Deputy Sheriffs Graduate From Criminal Justice Academy

December 22nd, 2017 | [From: Public Safety]

Nine new Alexandria law enforcement officers – five police officers and four deputy sheriffs – graduated from the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy on Dec. 19. Sheriff Dana Lawhorne, Police Chief Michael L. Brown, and members of their command and training staffs attended Session 137’s graduation ceremony at George Mason University.

Alexandria Sheriff’s Office Employees Donate New Athletic Shoes To Kids In Need

December 20th, 2017 | [From: Holiday Happenings, Public Safety]

Dozens of Charles Barrett Elementary students will start off the new year with brand new athletic shoes, thanks to donations from several Alexandria Sheriff’s Office employees. This holiday season, the Sheriff’s Office staff partnered with Charles Barrett for the Panda Soles project to provide new athletic shoes to Barrett students in need.

Governor-Elect Northam Re-Appoints Harold Clarke As Director of the Virginia Department Of Corrections

December 20th, 2017 | [From: From Richmond, Public Safety]

Harold W. Clarke, head of the Virginia Department of Corrections, has been re-appointed by Governor-elect Ralph Northam to lead the agency for a third term.

Alexandria Law Enforcement Lauded For Fight Against Drunk Driving

December 19th, 2017 | [From: Non-Profits, 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 20th-anniversary Law Enforcement Awards of Excellence for Impaired Driving Prevention. Officer Wesley Vitale of the Alexandria Police Department was one of the recipients.

Alexandria City Council Adopts Vision Zero Action Plan

December 18th, 2017 | [From: Public Safety, Top Stories, Traffic & Transportation]

On Dec. 16, the Alexandria City Council voted unanimously to adopt the Vision Zero Action Plan, a guidance document that will help the City achieve its goal of eliminating all traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2028.

City Of Alexandria Officials Warn Of Spike In Heroin Deaths

December 14th, 2017 | [From: Public Safety, Top Stories]

Following a recent spike in overdose deaths in the region, City of Alexandria officials are urging residents to be aware of a strain of heroin laced with synthetic opioids. In Fairfax County, six people died of drug overdoses in a single week. Five of those deaths are suspected of being caused by batches of heroin mixed with fentanyl and carfentanil, which are deadly even in small doses.

Alexandria City Council Presents Proclamation To First Responders In Simpson Stadium Shooting

December 13th, 2017 | [From: Public Safety]

The Alexandria City Council last night presented a proclamation to representatives of the U.S. Capitol Police, Virginia State Police, Alexandria Police Department, Alexandria Fire Department, Alexandria Sheriff’s Office and Alexandria Department of Emergency Communications recognizing their response to the June 14, 2017 shooting at Eugene Simpson Stadium.

FirstNet Launches Ruthless Preemption For First Responders

December 13th, 2017 | [From: Public Safety]

FirstNet, the nationwide public safety broadband network, now features ruthless preemption services for first responder subscribers across the country. Preemption is a mission-critical feature that enables first responders on FirstNet to communicate and coordinate during emergencies, large events or other situations where commercial networks can become congested.

DoD To Resume Processing Transgender Applicants Into The Military

December 12th, 2017 | [From: Public Safety, Top Stories]

As required by recent federal district court orders, the Department of Defense recently announced it will begin processing transgender applicants for military service on Jan. 1, 2018. This policy will be implemented while the Department of Justice appeals those court orders. 

Governor McAuliffe Announces $6.5 Million In Grants To Support Crime Victims In Virginia

December 8th, 2017 | [From: From Richmond, Public Safety]

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced $6.5 million in federal grant funding to localities, nonprofit organizations and state agencies to provide support for essential programs and services in all aspects of Virginia’s criminal justice system. This funding will help criminal justice agencies and other organizations protect their communities and schools, respond effectively to crimes against women, support critical services for victims of domestic crimes, and improve the effectiveness of the juvenile justice system.