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Alexandria Fire Department Observes National Fire Prevention Week With Memorial Service

October 10, 2017

The Alexandria Fire Department will observe National Fire Prevention Week on Friday, Oct. 13, with a memorial service and wreath laying at 11 a.m. at Ivy Hill Cemetery, 2823 King Street.

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Alexandria Police Warn Of Concentrated Opioids

October 6, 2017

The Alexandria Police Department has responded to six opioid overdoses, including one fatality, in the last seven days. This is a dramatic increase in overdoses in Alexandria.

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October Is National Bullying Prevention Month!

October 6, 2017

In recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month this October, Alexandria is hosting a series of activities through the Mayor’s Campaign to End Bullying.

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Commonwealth’s Attorney Finds Use Of Deadly Force In June 14 Shooting Justified

October 6, 2017

Alexandria Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter today released his review of the June 14 shooting at Simpson Field in which he finds the use of deadly force by U.S. Capitol police officers and Alexandria police officers to be justified.

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Attorney General Announces Reinvigoration Of Project Safe Neighborhoods

October 6, 2017

Yesterday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced several Department of Justice actions to reduce the rising tide of violent crime in America.

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Warner, Kaine Join Feinstein To Introduce Bill To Ban Bump Stocks

October 5, 2017

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to introduce the Automatic Gun Fire Prevention Act, a bill to close a loophole that allows semi-automatic weapons to be easily modified to fire at the rate of automatic weapons, the sale of which have been significantly curtailed and strictly regulated for more than 30 years.

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Alexandria Police Department’s K9s Odin And Zeus Receive Body Armor

October 4, 2017

In July 2017, the Alexandria Police Department announced that K9s Odin and Zeus were to receive a ballistic and stab-protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. Odin and Zeus have now received their body armor.

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Virginia Receives $2.7 Million In Federal Funds For Emergency Management

September 29, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced $2.7 million in new federal Local Emergency Management Performance Grants to help localities plan and respond to emergencies in their areas.

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McAuliffe Announces $1.5 Million Available In Department Of Criminal Justice Grant Funding

September 26, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that he is making $1.5 million in grant funding available through the Department of Criminal Justice Services to law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders to fund programs combating domestic terrorism and violent extremism.

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Be Ready: Alexandria Fire Department, Volunteer Alexandria Host Emergency Preparedness Fair

September 26, 2017

National Preparedness Month may be drawing to a close, but there is still time to learn how to prepare for any emergency that arises. Join the Alexandria Fire Department, Volunteer Alexandria, and other community partners for an Emergency Preparedness Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Market Square (301 King St.).

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