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Protect Yourself And Your Money From Scams And Frauds

March 8, 2017

During National Consumer Protection Week, Attorney General Mark R. Herring is urging Virginians to protect themselves and their hard-earned money from scams and frauds, whether they are perpetrated in-person, online, or on the phone. Millions of Americans lose billions of dollars each year to scams and frauds.

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Herring Warns Virginians About Dangers Of Predatory Loans

March 8, 2017

Attorney General Mark R. Herring is encouraging Virginians to use National Consumer Protection Week as a time to familiarize themselves with the risks associated with small-dollar loans including payday, auto title, open-end, and online loans, and to understand their rights when taking out one of these potentially risky loans.

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Alexandria Chamber Honors Public Safety Heroes

March 3, 2017

Twenty public safety personnel will be recognized on April 26 at the 2017 Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Foundation Public Safety Valor Awards Luncheon to be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

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Governor McAuliffe Receives The ‘Reentry Champion Award’ From Offender Aid And Restoration Of Arlington County

March 1, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today received The Offender Aid and Restoration’s “Reentry Champion Award” during their 9th Annual Second Chance Breakfast.

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U.S. Marshals Warn Public Of Jury Duty Phone Scams

February 28, 2017

The U.S. Marshals Service is warning the public of a nationwide telephone scam involving individuals claiming to be U.S. marshals, court officers or law enforcement officials seeking to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for failing to report for jury duty. The U.S. Marshals Service does not call anyone to arrange payment of fines over the phone for failure to appear for jury duty or any other infraction.

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APD Officer Bennie Evans Recognized By National Law Enforcement Organization

February 17, 2017

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund selected Officer Bennie Evans, of the Alexandria Police Department, as the recipient of its Officer of the Month Award for February, 2017. Evans was recognized for his work with homeless individuals in the City of Alexandria. He is also a lead Crisis Intervention Team instructor for APD.

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Virginia Department of Corrections Announces Partnership with U.S. Department of State to Provide Training and Mentoring to International Corrections Officials

February 15, 2017

Virginia Department of Corrections Director Harold Clarke and Ambassador Williams R. Brownfield, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement signed an agreement today establishing an official partnership between VADOC and the U.S. Department of State to provide training and mentoring to foreign corrections officials.

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NWS Issues High Wind Warning For Alexandria

February 12, 2017

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for Alexandria from 11 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13. Wind to 25-35 mph with gusts 50-60 mph. Strong winds may down trees, powerlines, and cause minor structural damage. Scattered power outages are expected.

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Citizens, First Responders Honored For Saving Cardiac Arrest Victim

February 7, 2017

Alexandria Fire Chief Robert C. Dubé, Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld and Metro Transit Police Chief Ron Pavlik today honored several people who saved the life of a cardiac arrest victim at the Braddock Road Metro Station on Jan. 31.

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Police Seek Information On Suspicious Subject(s)

February 3, 2017

The Arlington County Police Department is making the public aware of two instances of suspicious subject(s) appearing to follow students in the vicinity of Washington-Lee High School. At this time, no crime has occurred. The police department is investigating these incidents and would like to identify and speak with the subject(s) involved.

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