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Verizon Wireless 911 Service Restored

June 21, 2018

Verizon Wireless has resolved the outage that affected calls and texts to 911 this morning. Call or text 911 if you need immediate police, fire, or emergency medical assistance.

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Regional Outage Affects 911 Calls And Texts From Verizon Wireless Phones

June 21, 2018

Due to a regional outage, calls and texts from Verizon Wireless phones may not reach 911 centers. The problem also affects the Alexandria Police non-emergency number (703.746.4444). If you need immediate police, fire, or emergency medical assistance, please use a landline or another wireless provider to call or text 911

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Executive Order: Affording Congress An Opportunity To Address Family Separation

June 20, 2018

U.S. President Donald J. Trump today signed the following Executive Order on Immigration: Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation.

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Deputies Engaged In Youth Outreach

June 20, 2018

Deputies continued their commitment to Alexandria’s young people through several community events. Deputies teamed up with Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities to promote summer programs for kids.

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Partnership Provides Option For Safe Drug Disposal

June 20, 2018

Over the winter, The Neighborhood Pharmacy installed Alexandria’s first permanent drop-off box to provide the community with a convenient option for safe disposal of unwanted medication. The Sheriff’s Office regularly collects the contents and then transports them for destruction courtesy of Covanta.

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Three Recruits Join Sheriff’s Office

June 20, 2018

Sheriff Dana Lawhorne welcomed three new deputies to his team. On May 21, Clerk of the Circuit Court Edward Semonian administered the oath of office to Deputy Gladys Corea, Deputy Omar Herring and Deputy Taylor Mallow during a short ceremony at the Alexandria Courthouse.

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AG Herring Joins 20 Attorneys General To Demand End To Illegal, Cruel Immigration Tactics

June 19, 2018

Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring today joined a coalition of 21 attorneys general calling on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the cruel attacks on children and families lawfully seeking asylum in the United States as they seek protection from domestic, sexual and gang violence.

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Beyer Cosponsors Keep Families Together Act To End Trump Administration’s Family Separation Policy

June 19, 2018

Rep. Don Beyer (VA-08) today signed on as a cosponsor to the Keep Families Together Act, which would formally abolish the Trump Administration’s recently enacted policy of separating children from their parents in families seeking asylum at the U.S. border.

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Governor Announces $1.265 Million To Localities For School Resource Officer, School Security Officer Positions

June 14, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam announced today the award of grants totaling $1.265 million to localities throughout the Commonwealth that will fund school resource officer and school security officer positions at elementary, middle, and high schools.

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$50 Million In Grants Awarded To Support Programs Across Virginia’s Criminal Justice System

June 14, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam announced today that $50 million in funds administered by the Department of Criminal Justice Services were awarded to localities, state agencies, and non-profit organizations to benefit Virginia’s criminal justice system.

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