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Full-scale Exercise To Prepare For Complex Terror Attacks In National Capital Region

April 26, 2017

Law enforcement officials and other first responders across the area participated today in a full-scale exercise designed to prepare for the possibility of a complex coordinated terror attack in the National Capital Region. The regional exercise was staged at six sites in the District of Columbia, suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia, and involved hundreds of police, fire, and emergency medical service personnel and volunteer actors.

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ADL Washington, DC Region Sees Increase In Anti-Semitic Incidents In First Quarter Of 2017

April 24, 2017

Today, the Anti-Defamation League reported an increase in anti-Semitic incidents during the first quarter of 2017, compared to both 2016 and 2015 records.

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Alexandria Fire Department, Friendship Firehouse And American Red Cross Team Up For Smoke Alarm Installations

April 10, 2017

The Alexandria Fire Department and Friendship Firehouse are partnering with the local American Red Cross for a smoke alarm installation to help prevent fire deaths and property loss in the City of Alexandria.

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Virginia Department Of Corrections Marks Crime Victims’ Rights Week

April 4, 2017

This week, the Virginia Department of Corrections is recognizing Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

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Alexandria Police Department Transitions To New Records Management System

March 30, 2017

The Alexandria Police Department is transitioning to a new Records Management System and Field Based Reporting system beginning Friday, March 31, 2017. These two systems allow officers to electronically complete police incident reports in the field.

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Virginia Department Of Corrections College Credit Program Reaping Big Returns

March 28, 2017

Since January 2014, Virginia Department of Corrections offenders have amassed more than 1,500 course completions in an award-winning college credit initiative.

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McAuliffe Proposes Amendment To Restore Virginia’s One-Handgun-A-Month Law

March 27, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today proposed amendments to Senate Bill 1023, which would restore Virginia’s One-Handgun-a-Month law that was repealed by Governor McDonnell in 2012.

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Governor McAuliffe Vetoes Anti-gun Safety Legislation

March 27, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today vetoed five pieces of legislation that would further weaken the Commonwealth’s gun safety laws and put Virginians at risk. The Governor’s full veto statements are below:

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U.S. Marshals Continue Community Service And Policing

March 21, 2017

The District of Columbia began providing the children with escorts to their school last year during the Attorney General National Community Policing Week, which was meant to reaffirm the Marshals’ commitment to public service as well as public engagement. Deputies will be walking the children of Orr Elementary across busy intersections on the morning of Wednesday, March 22.

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American Legion Post 24 Honors Deputy And Firefighter

March 21, 2017

American Legion Post 24 recently honored two public safety employees for their exceptional service to the City of Alexandria. During an evening ceremony on March 8, Post 24 presented Deputy Deon Eaddy with its 2016 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award and Battalion Chief Jack Hoffman with its 2016 Firefighter of the Year Award. Sheriff Dana Lawhorne, Fire Chief Robert Dubé, members of their command staffs and other colleagues attended the ceremony, as did Deputy Eaddy's wife and their two children.

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