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Alexandria Police Lieutenant Graduates From FBI National Academy

September 14, 2018

Alexandria Police Lieutenant Michael May graduated from session 273 of the FBI National Academy on Sep. 13, 2018. The FBI National Academy is a professional course of study for US and international law enforcement managers.

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Governor Launches First Real-World Testing Of Innovative, In-Car Alcohol Detection Technology To Save Lives

September 12, 2018

On Sept. 10, Governor Ralph Northam launched the Driven to Protect public-private partnership that is developing technology to eliminate drunk driving and save lives on Virginia roads. The partnership is the first between a state government and the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety Program to deploy in-vehicle alcohol detection sensors that will determine when a driver is impaired with a blood alcohol concentration at or above the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

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Alexandria City Council Votes To Approve Certain Public Safety Pay Increases

September 12, 2018

On Sept. 11, the Alexandria City Council voted unanimously to approve pay increases for certain public safety positions. Beginning Sept. 22, police officers’ salaries will increase by 6.2% firefighters and medics by 5%; Sheriff’s Deputy I, Deputy II, Lieutenants and Captains will receive a 5% equivalent increase.

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Alexandria Police Receive First Place Award Related To Traffic Safety Program

September 12, 2018

The Alexandria Police Department is pleased to announce that we received an award recognizing our efforts in promoting traffic safety in the City of Alexandria in 2017.

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Virginia Department of Corrections Update

September 11, 2018

The Virginia Department of Corrections' Indian Creek Correctional Center in Chesapeake, Virginia was evacuated last night following Governor Ralph Northam’s mandatory evacuation order in advance of Hurricane Florence. All visitation statewide is canceled for Saturday, Sept. 15, and Sunday, Sept. 16.  

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Generator Usage And Storm Preparation Tips

September 11, 2018

Generators are critical during severe weather events, when the power can go out, as well as bringing power to remote job sites and in disaster recovery and emergencies. During hurricane season, the Alexandria-based Outdoor Power Equipment Institute reminds home and business owners to keep safety in mind when using generators.

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Boaters Need To Prepare For Hurricane Florence

September 10, 2018

The first major hurricane to strike the United States in 2018, Hurricane Florence, is expected to make landfall in the Carolinas potentially as a Category 4 storm later this week. Boat U.S. has issued hurricane-preparation alerts to its members in the Southeast and is urging all recreational boaters to begin making preparations to prevent damage to their vessels.

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Northern Virginia Community College Monitoring Hurricane Florence

September 10, 2018

The Northern Virginia Community College is monitoring the potential impact from Hurricane Florence, which is predicted to make landfall on the East Coast early Friday morning.

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Virginians Should Prepare Now For Hurricane Florence Impacts

September 10, 2018

Virginia Department of Emergency Management teams have worked throughout the weekend preparing for what may be Virginia’s most significant hurricane event in decades. With Virginia under a state of emergency, and forecasts showing Florence zeroing in on the Mid-Atlantic, the time for all Virginians to prepare is now. 

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City of Alexandria Receives $2.3 Million in FEMA Funding For Fire Department Training, Personnel

September 7, 2018

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has recently awarded the City of Alexandria more than $2.3 million in funding through its Assistance to Firefighters Grant and Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response grant programs.

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