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Reps. Carbajal, Esty, Beyer Urge Passage Of Gun Violence Restraining Order Act

February 15, 2018

In response to the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Reps. Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Elizabeth Esty (CT-05), and Don Beyer (VA-08) urged passage of H.R. 2598, the Gun Violence Restraining Order Act. The bill would allow family members or law enforcement officials to petition a judge to temporarily remove firearms from an individual in crisis.

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Data Shows Virginia Opioid Prescription Volume Trending Downward

February 12, 2018

New analysis shows that opioid prescribing volumes in Virginia declinedconsiderably during a two-year period spanning 2015-2016. This is an encouraging development at a time when law enforcement officials, elected leaders, health care professionals, community groups, and many other stakeholders are working to combat the opioid crisis. 

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Alexandria Police Officer Receives ADL SHIELD Award

February 9, 2018

Alexandria Police Sergeant Michael Rossiter received the 2017-2018 Anti-Defamation League SHIELD Award for his development of the Alexandria Youth Citizens Police Academy.

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AAA: Drowsy Driving Crashes Are Eight Times Higher Than Federal Estimates

February 8, 2018

The most in-depth drowsy driving research ever conducted in the U.S. using footage of everyday drivers found that the percentage of crashes involving drowsiness is nearly eight times higher than federal estimates indicate, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

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Eight Recruit Deputies Join Alexandria Sheriff’s Office

January 30, 2018

The Alexandria Sheriff’s Office recently welcomed eight new deputies to its ranks. Jason Bebow, Jamal Ford, Elpidio Munoz-Pineda, Jacquelyn Olson, Angela Speight, Alexis Turner, Virgil Usana and Gjavon Wooden were sworn in during a ceremony at the Alexandria courthouse on Jan. 29.

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City of Alexandria Seeks Public Comment On Draft 21st Century Policing Plan

January 26, 2018

The City of Alexandria invites the public to comment on the draft of a strategic plan to ensure effective ongoing delivery of police services to the community. In developing its draft 21st Century Policing Plan, the Alexandria Police Department reviewed and applied recommendations from the Community Advisory Team and the report of President Barack Obama's Task Force on 21st  Century Policing.

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Governor Northam Announces Availability Of $1 Million In Grant Funds To Support Law Enforcement

January 26, 2018

 Governor Ralph Northam today announced that $1 million in grant funds are available to support law enforcement agencies’ efforts to upgrade their technology and equipment, enhance officer recruitment and training, reduce opioid overdose deaths, and promote community safety. Applications must be submitted by Feb. 23, 2018.

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DOJ, DHS Release Data On Convicted Terrorists Since 9/11

January 16, 2018

Today, the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security released data for the first time on terrorism-related activity. The report reveals that three out of every four, or 402, individuals convicted of international terrorism-related charges in U.S. federal courts between Sept. 11, 2001, and Dec. 31, 2016 were foreign-born.

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Alexandria Police Captain Graduates From FBI National Academy

January 12, 2018

Alexandria Police Captain Monica Lisle graduated from the FBI National Academy Dec. 15, 2017, one of 221 graduates in the academy's 270th Session.

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Governor McAuliffe Grants Conditional Pardons To Six Virginians Serving Unjust Sentences

January 12, 2018

Governor Terry McAuliffe today signed conditional pardons for 6 Virginians who were given sentences that were excessive and unjust in relation to the crimes for which they were convicted.

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