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Alexandria City Council Adopts Vision Zero Action Plan

December 18, 2017

On Dec. 16, the Alexandria City Council voted unanimously to adopt the Vision Zero Action Plan, a guidance document that will help the City achieve its goal of eliminating all traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2028.

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City Of Alexandria Officials Warn Of Spike In Heroin Deaths

December 14, 2017

Following a recent spike in overdose deaths in the region, City of Alexandria officials are urging residents to be aware of a strain of heroin laced with synthetic opioids. In Fairfax County, six people died of drug overdoses in a single week. Five of those deaths are suspected of being caused by batches of heroin mixed with fentanyl and carfentanil, which are deadly even in small doses.

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Alexandria City Council Presents Proclamation To First Responders In Simpson Stadium Shooting

December 13, 2017

The Alexandria City Council last night presented a proclamation to representatives of the U.S. Capitol Police, Virginia State Police, Alexandria Police Department, Alexandria Fire Department, Alexandria Sheriff’s Office and Alexandria Department of Emergency Communications recognizing their response to the June 14, 2017 shooting at Eugene Simpson Stadium.

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FirstNet Launches Ruthless Preemption For First Responders

December 13, 2017

FirstNet, the nationwide public safety broadband network, now features ruthless preemption services for first responder subscribers across the country. Preemption is a mission-critical feature that enables first responders on FirstNet to communicate and coordinate during emergencies, large events or other situations where commercial networks can become congested.

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DoD To Resume Processing Transgender Applicants Into The Military

December 12, 2017

As required by recent federal district court orders, the Department of Defense recently announced it will begin processing transgender applicants for military service on Jan. 1, 2018. This policy will be implemented while the Department of Justice appeals those court orders. 

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Governor McAuliffe Announces $6.5 Million In Grants To Support Crime Victims In Virginia

December 8, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced $6.5 million in federal grant funding to localities, nonprofit organizations and state agencies to provide support for essential programs and services in all aspects of Virginia’s criminal justice system. This funding will help criminal justice agencies and other organizations protect their communities and schools, respond effectively to crimes against women, support critical services for victims of domestic crimes, and improve the effectiveness of the juvenile justice system.

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Alexandria Police Now Offering New Half-Day Winter Community Police Academy

December 5, 2017

Get to know the Alexandria Police Department in an abbreviated half-day session. Thanks to the popularity of the ten-week Community Police Academy, APD is offering two half-day classes in January and February 2018.

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Photos With Santa At Firehouse 201

November 24, 2017

Photos with Santa – and a fire truck – on Sunday, Dec. 10th and 17th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Firehouse 201, 317 Prince Street. Proceeds benefit the Alexandria Firefighters Toy Drive.

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Alexandria First Responders Named Grand Marshals Of Alexandria Turkey Trot

November 22, 2017

In recognition of their service to the City of Alexandria, representatives from the Alexandria Police Department, Alexandria Fire Department, and the Alexandria Sheriff's Office will be recognized as the Grand Marshals of the 42nd annual Alexandria Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning.

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Shop In The Name Of Love and Stay Safe On Black Friday And Cyber Monday

November 22, 2017

It is hard to believe, but half of the population, 50.7%, in the United States are “planning to shop or considering shopping” during the Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend.

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