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Alexandria City Council Adopts “Vision Zero” Policy To Eliminate Traffic Deaths

January 25, 2017

At its regular meeting on Jan. 24, Alexandria City Council unanimously adopted the “Vision Zero” international traffic safety concept with the goal of eliminating all traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2028. As a Vision Zero community, Alexandria recognizes that these incidents are preventable through proper engineering, enforcement, evaluation and education.

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APD Accepting Applications For The 37th Session Of The Police Citizens Academy

January 23, 2017

Get to know your Police Department! The 10-week Alexandria Police Citizens Academy provides an opportunity for residents to learn about various aspects of the Police Department, such as administrative philosophy, internal policies and the guiding principles of law and ethical conduct governing the delivery of police services.

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Alexandria Public Safety Personnel Assist With Inauguration

January 20, 2017

Alexandria police officers and Alexandria Sheriff’s deputies were among the 3,500 law enforcement personnel sworn in yesterday by U.S. Marshal for the District of Columbia Patrick Burke to keep people safe during today’s inaugural activities.

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Five Alexandria Deputies Honored For Live Saving Actions

January 19, 2017

The Sons of the American Revolution recently recognized five Alexandria deputy sheriffs for their outstanding and successful efforts to rescue two individuals in life-threatening situations.

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Alexandria Responds To City’s New Alt-Right Resident

January 17, 2017

When The Atlantic reported last week that Richard Spencer was moving himself and his Alt-Right headquarters to Old Town, Alexandrians’ responses were quick and predictable.

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Michael L. Brown Named Alexandria Police Chief

January 16, 2017

City Manager Mark B. Jinks today announced the appointment of Michael L. Brown as Chief of Police for the City of Alexandria, effective Jan. 23. Brown succeeds David Huchler, who has served as Acting Chief since Chief Earl L. Cook’s retirement on Oct. 1, 2016. The public is invited to meet Brown at a welcome reception on Tuesday, Jan. 24 (6-7 p.m.) in the lobby of City Hall.

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$2 Million Investment To Enhance Virginia’s Response To Sexual Violence, Test Any Remaining Kits Around The State

January 11, 2017

Attorney General Mark R. Herring and the Virginia Department of Forensic Science today announced a $2 million federal grant to implement system-wide enhancements to the way Virginia handles sexual assaults, from evidence collection and testing to investigation and ongoing survivor support services.

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Shell Gas Station Fire Determined Accidental

January 10, 2017

The fire at the Shell Gas Station at 4670 Duke Street yesterday was caused by a malfunctioning furnace.

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Sheriff’s Office Staff Donate New Shoes To Kids In Need

January 6, 2017

Dozens of Charles Barrett students started off the new year with new shoes, thanks to donations from several Sheriff’s Office employees.

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Virginia DOC Selected For National Initiative To Continue Reducing The UseOf Restrictive Housing

January 4, 2017

Virginia is one of five states recently added to the list of participants in the Safe Alternatives to Segregation Initiative facilitated by the Vera Institute of Justice. The objective of the program is to reduce the use of segregation or restrictive housing in prisons.

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