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Herring, DARS Remind Virginians Of New Law To Aid Fight Against Adult Financial Exploitation

August 3, 2017

Attorney General Mark Herring and the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services are reminding Virginians of a new law that went into effect on July 1 that will aid investigations into the heinous crime of financial exploitation of older or vulnerable Virginians.

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Herring Joins AG Coalition Working To Protect Tools To Combat Child Exploitation, Gangs And International Criminal Operations

August 2, 2017

Attorney General Mark Herring has joined a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general who have filed an amicus brief seeking confirmation from the U.S. Supreme Court that law enforcement agencies can still collect electronic evidence, such as emails, even when the data may be stored outside of the United States. Such electronic evidence collection can be critical for attorneys general and other law enforcement agencies investigating child exploitation, drug traffickers, and violent gangs operating in the United States and foreign countries.

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Alexandria First Responders Honored In White House Ceremony

July 27, 2017

Three officers from the Alexandria Police Department received the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor today, in recognition of their heroism during the June 14 shooting incident at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park.

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Alexandria Celebrates National Night Out On August 1

July 25, 2017

On Tuesday, Aug. 1, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., the Alexandria Police Department and other City of Alexandria agencies will partner to celebrate the 34th annual National Night Out.  The special celebration is part of a nationwide crime and drug prevention effort sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch.

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American Legion Honors Alexandria Deputy And Firefighter With State Awards

July 17, 2017

On July 15, the American Legion Department of Virginia honored two Alexandria public safety employees for their outstanding service. At the annual American Legion state convention, Deputy Deon Eaddy received the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award and Battalion Chief Jack Hoffman received the Firefighter of the Year Award.

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National Night Out 2017

July 17, 2017

Turn on your porch light and join your neighbors and local law enforcement for National Night Out on the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 1.

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Drug Take Back In Del Ray On July 29

July 17, 2017

Help prevent drug abuse and pill theft by turning in unwanted medications at a Drug Take Back event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 29.

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Virginia Department Of Corrections Marks Probation And Parole Officers’ Week

July 17, 2017

The annual celebration of Probation and Parole Officers’ Week, July 16-22, 2017, holds special meaning this year as the Virginia Department of Corrections commemorates the 75th anniversary of the creation of its probation and parole system.

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Virginia To Receive $3.8 Million From FEMA To Prepare Communities For Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks

July 14, 2017

Governor McAuliffe today announced that Virginia will receive $3,821,556 in federal funds for the Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks Grant Program through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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ASSIST And Volunteer Alexandria To Install Smoke Alarms In Warwick Village On July 15

July 13, 2017

The Alexandria Smoke Alarm Safety Installation Support Taskforce (ASSIST) will install smoke alarms in the community of Warwick Village beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 15. This month, Volunteer Alexandria will join ASSIST in its effort to ensure every home in Alexandria is equipped with working smoke alarms.

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