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IRS Requirements of Taxable Income

Click HERE to download Wendy Speelman’s presentation on IRS Requirements of Taxable Income from this week’s VSA Annual Conference.



Silent Auction To Raise Funds to Build the Public Safety Memorial

Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Come to Senate Room 3 at the Capitol on Thursday, October 10, 2013, from 1:30–2:30pm to attend the Silent Auction provided in partnership with the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) and the Virginia Shield Foundation. Place a bid on the item you want by…


Bristol Virginia Deputy Sheriff named state D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year

The Virginia DARE Officers Association and the Virginia Department of State Police DARE Training Center have announced that Bristol Virginia Sheriff’s Office Deputy Greg Vincill has been selected as the 2013 Virginia State DARE Officer of the Year. Deputy Vincill, a 19 year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, was nominated by a peer and was…


Bristol Virginia City Jail-Dads 24/7 Graduation

Five inmates at the Bristol Virginia City Jail recently completed the National Fatherhood Initiative protean “Dads 24/7″. The parenting program is provided to inmates as a partnership between the Bristol Sheriffs Office and Highlands Community Services. The Dads 24/7 program began earlier this year in the Bristol Jail, and has graduated approximately 20 inmates to…


Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office Observes National Night Out 2013

The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office will observe the 30th Annual National Night Out program on Tuesday, August 6, from 6-10 p.m. The National Association of Town Watch introduced “America’s Night Out Against Crime” in 1984 to promote community involvement in crime prevention activities, establish police-community partnerships, foster neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals…


Unearthing Law Enforcement Expertise

Every year sheriff’s offices and police departments are faced with difficult hiring decisions. We all seek only those of the highest character, integrity, and past conduct yet even then are faced with the time and cost of law enforcement education and training. Since taking office eighteen months ago, Sheriff Roger Harris, Spotsylvania County, has included…


Loudoun Sheriff’s Office Presents Awards to LCPS Monroe Technology Center Students, Posters to Raise Awareness of Dangers of Texting-While-Driving

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Community Traffic Safety Management Program and the Monroe Technology Center (MTC), as part of Loudoun County Public Schools, teamed up to create posters depicting the dangers of texting while driving, awarding three students first, second and third place. The in-school public awareness campaign regarding the dangers of texting and driving…


Newport News Sheriff’s Office Earns Re-Accreditaion from the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission

On Thursday, June 6, 2013, the Newport News Sheriff’s Office earned re-accreditation from the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission, or VLEPSC.  Seeking VLEPSC accreditation is strictly voluntary.  An independent evaluation of the agency ensures best practices are exercised by the Newport News Sheriff’s Office.  Accreditation standards provide norms against which an agency’s performance can…


Danville Sheriff’s Office News

Partnerships pay off-The Danville Police Department recently donated thirty M-26 Tasers to the Danville Sheriff’s Office. DPD Sergeant Erica Tally, a Master Trainer through Taser International, certified two instructors within the Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Sharon Wilson and Deputy Jonathan Taylor were certified and trained the Special Response Team who are now carrying the less lethal…


Public Safety Scholarships Awarded

The Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute (VSI) is pleased to announce the awarding of ninety-one (91) scholarships to young people across Virginia pursuing a college degree in criminal justice and attending Virginia colleges and universities.  Full time students were provided $1,000.00 and part time students were provided $500.00. “This year’s scholarship program was a tremendous success because…


Identification Cards for Departing Inmates

A huge weight is being lifted from William Tyrone Goodson’s shoulders as he prepares for release from the Norfolk City Jail.    Goodson will walk out of lockup with an official Virginia Identification Card in hand, thanks to the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. DMV Connect is an initiative of Governor…