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St. Rita Celebrates First Responders’ Mass

August 16, 2017

St. Rita Catholic Church hosted a First Responders' Mass in appreciation of local public safety personnel on Monday, Aug. 14. The Mass was held to pray for those who face danger for the sake of others.

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AG Coalition Asks Congress To Protect Authority To Prosecute Sex Trafficking And Child Exploitation

August 16, 2017

Attorney General Mark R. Herring joined a bipartisan coalition of 50 state and territorial attorneys general in urging Congress to affirm that all law-enforcement agencies retain their traditional authority to fight sex trafficking. In a letter to Congress, the attorneys general ask representatives to amend the Communications Decency Act to clarify that states, localities and territories retain the authority to investigate and prosecute facilitators of child sex trafficking wherever they operate, including online.

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ASSIST And Volunteer Alexandria Install Smoke Alarms In Duke Gardens And Wakefield Tarleton

August 15, 2017

The Alexandria Smoke Alarm Safety Installation Support Taskforce will install smoke alarms in the communities of Duke Gardens and Wakefield Tarleton on Saturday, Aug. 19, at 9 a.m.  

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Police Searching For Endangered Missing Teen

August 8, 2017

Fairfax County police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing teen, now believed to be endangered. Miguel Angel Ruiz Carrillo, 18, of the 4200 block of Buckman Road, was last seen in the evening hours of Thursday, Aug. 3. Carrillo is missing under suspicious circumstances that are believed to be gang related. He was last seen in a wooded area near the end of Pole Road at Pondside Terrace and his life could be in danger.

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Virginia’s Criminal Justice Research Center Receives National Award For Report On Prescription Drug And Heroin Abuse

August 8, 2017

Governor McAuliffe today announced that the Justice Research and Statistics Association has presented Virginia’s Criminal Justice Research Center with the Doug Yearwood National Publication Award for Excellence in Research/Policy Analysis for its publication, “Report of the Health and Criminal Justice Data Committee”. 

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Alexandria Celebrates National Night Out

August 3, 2017

More than 30 neighborhoods hosted special gatherings in Alexandria on Aug. 1 in recognition of the 34th annual National Night Out, a nationwide crime and drug prevention effort held on the first Tuesday of August.

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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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