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

July 11, 2017

Alexandria Police Department’s K9s Odin and Zeus will each receive a ballistic and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

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Virginia Will Become The First State To Opt-In To FirstNet’s National Public Safety Broadband Network

July 10, 2017

Governor McAuliffe today signed a letter of intent declaring that the Commonwealth of Virginia will allow the First Responder Network Authority and AT&T to proceed with the deployment of the of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network in Virginia.

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Fire Department Reminder: Fireworks Are Dangerous And Illegal In Alexandria

June 30, 2017

The Alexandria Fire Department reminds those who visit, live and work in Alexandria that it is dangerous and illegal to store, sell or use any fireworks (including sparklers or novelty items) in the City of Alexandria without a permit. Any unauthorized fireworks found in Alexandria will be seized by the Fire Marshal at the owner's expense. Fireworks violations are Class 1 misdemeanors and may be punishable by a $2,500 fine, 12 months in jail, or both. 

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Alexandria Police To Conduct DWI Enforcement

June 30, 2017

On July 1, the Alexandria Police Department will conduct a stationary DWI enforcement effort to deter and apprehend intoxicated drivers. The DWI checkpoint will begin at 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 1, and continue until 5 a.m. on Sunday, July 2. Motorists will be stopped at a checkpoint and drivers will be checked to assure that their abilities to drive have not been impaired by alcohol or drugs.

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