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Governor McAuliffe Launches Task Force On Public Safety Preparedness And Response To Civil Unrest

August 24, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today signed Executive Order Number 68, creating the Task Force on Public Safety Preparedness and Response to Civil Unrest.

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Drug Take Back Nets 220 Pounds

August 18, 2017

Another strong turnout for the latest Drug Take Back event! On Saturday, July 29, the Sheriff’s Office and Police Department collected a total of 220 pounds of unwanted medications at The Neighborhood Pharmacy and Police headquarters.

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Deputy Named American Legion Virginia Law Enforcement Officer Of The Year

August 18, 2017

On Saturday, July 15, the American Legion Department of Virginia honored Deputy Deon Eaddy for his outstanding public service, presenting him with the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award at their annual conference.

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Verizon To Build Dedicated Network Core For Public Safety

August 17, 2017

Reaffirming a decades-long commitment to public safety, Verizon announced that it will make substantial investments in new network capabilities, as well as expanded products and services, to enhance the  industry-leading 4G LTE network for public safety.

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St. Rita Celebrates First Responders’ Mass

August 16, 2017

St. Rita Catholic Church hosted a First Responders' Mass in appreciation of local public safety personnel on Monday, Aug. 14. The Mass was held to pray for those who face danger for the sake of others.

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AG Coalition Asks Congress To Protect Authority To Prosecute Sex Trafficking And Child Exploitation

August 16, 2017

Attorney General Mark R. Herring joined a bipartisan coalition of 50 state and territorial attorneys general in urging Congress to affirm that all law-enforcement agencies retain their traditional authority to fight sex trafficking. In a letter to Congress, the attorneys general ask representatives to amend the Communications Decency Act to clarify that states, localities and territories retain the authority to investigate and prosecute facilitators of child sex trafficking wherever they operate, including online.

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ASSIST And Volunteer Alexandria Install Smoke Alarms In Duke Gardens And Wakefield Tarleton

August 15, 2017

The Alexandria Smoke Alarm Safety Installation Support Taskforce will install smoke alarms in the communities of Duke Gardens and Wakefield Tarleton on Saturday, Aug. 19, at 9 a.m.  

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Police Searching For Endangered Missing Teen

August 8, 2017

Fairfax County police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing teen, now believed to be endangered. Miguel Angel Ruiz Carrillo, 18, of the 4200 block of Buckman Road, was last seen in the evening hours of Thursday, Aug. 3. Carrillo is missing under suspicious circumstances that are believed to be gang related. He was last seen in a wooded area near the end of Pole Road at Pondside Terrace and his life could be in danger.

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Virginia’s Criminal Justice Research Center Receives National Award For Report On Prescription Drug And Heroin Abuse

August 8, 2017

Governor McAuliffe today announced that the Justice Research and Statistics Association has presented Virginia’s Criminal Justice Research Center with the Doug Yearwood National Publication Award for Excellence in Research/Policy Analysis for its publication, “Report of the Health and Criminal Justice Data Committee”. 

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Alexandria Celebrates National Night Out

August 3, 2017

More than 30 neighborhoods hosted special gatherings in Alexandria on Aug. 1 in recognition of the 34th annual National Night Out, a nationwide crime and drug prevention effort held on the first Tuesday of August.

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