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Reentry Expo

April 2, 2018

Join the Alexandria Reentry Council for a Reentry Expo on Wednesday, April 4, from 10 a.m. – Noon at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. There will be refreshments, door prizes, raffles and more for attendees.

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Airports Authority Names David Huchler New Police Chief

April 2, 2018

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority on Monday named law enforcement veteran David Huchler as its new Chief of Police. Huchler joins the Airports Authority after two decades of distinguished service with the Alexandria Police Department.

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City Of Alexandria To Participate In Regional Wireless Emergency Alerts Test On April 5

April 2, 2018

As part of a regional exercise, the City of Alexandria will test its Wireless Emergency Alerts system on Thursday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cell phones or mobile devices located in or close to Alexandria during the exercise will receive a test message that reads: “This is a test of the City of Alexandria Wireless Alerts System. No action required.”

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Alexandria Fire Department Seeks Recruits

March 28, 2018

The Alexandria Fire Department is now accepting applications for the Firefighter I position.

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Alexandria 9-1-1 Center Achieves National Accreditation

March 27, 2018

The City of Alexandria's 9-1-1 center is the only one in the region, and one of only seven in Virginia, to be accredited by the Public Safety Communications Accreditation Program administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.

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Alexandria Sheriff’s Office, Accreditation Assessors Seek Public Comment

March 27, 2018

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. will arrive on Sunday, April 8 to examine all aspects of the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services.

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AG Herring Joins Bipartisan Coalition Demanding Answers From Facebook CEO

March 27, 2018

Attorney General Mark R. Herring joined a bipartisan coalition of 37 state attorneys general in asking for information on Facebook's business practices and privacy protections in letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

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Sensible Gun Control Measures: Alexandria Seeks Local Solutions To National Problem

March 26, 2018

As the Virginia General Assembly rejected all proposed gun control bills, the Alexandria City Council and the Alexandria School Board continue to seek local solutions to a national problem.

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800 Thousand “March For Our Lives” In DC

March 25, 2018

More than 800,000 people joined young activists from across the U.S. in Washington, DC yesterday to demand sensible gun control reform.

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Justice Department Proposes Regulation Effectively Banning Bump Stocks

March 23, 2018

The Department of Justice is proposing to amend the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, clarifying that bump stocks fall within the definition of “machinegun” under federal law, as such devices allow a shooter of a semiautomatic firearm to initiate a continuous firing cycle with a single pull of the trigger. There is a 90-day comment period from the date of publication in the Federal Register.

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