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Virginia State Police

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God bless those little ones and put a hedge of protection over them!! Gifts from God..

So cute.

Cute kids

12 hours ago

The Winchester Star

Tomorrow in The Star (12/7): The Harlem Globetrotters (pictured) are coming back to play at Shenandoah University on March 19, Anna Merod writes.

For a generation since Virginia abolished parole in 1995, it has relied on state sentencing guideline recommendations. The guidelines have provided statewide uniformity in sentencing, but disparities in sentences for non-violent and violent offenders continue, Evan Goodenow reports.

Also, the Frederick County Board of Supervisors plans to approve a resolution Wednesday night making the county a Second Amendment sanctuary, Josh Janney writes.

Pictured: Harlem Globetrotters forward Sweet Lou II, son of former 27-year veteran Harlem Globetrotters player and now coach Louis "Sweet Lou" Dunbar, appeared in Shenandoah University's James R. Wilkins Jr. Athletics and Events Center Friday for a news conference where it was announced the Globetrotters will play in the venue March 19th at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

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Tomorrow in The Star (12/7): The Harlem Globetrotters (pictured) are coming back to play at Shenandoah University on March 19, Anna Merod writes.

For a generation since Virginia abolished parole in 1995, it has relied on state sentencing guideline recommendations. The guidelines have provided statewide uniformity in sentencing, but disparities in sentences for non-violent and violent offenders continue, Evan Goodenow reports.

Also, the Frederick County Board of Supervisors plans to approve a resolution Wednesday night making the county a Second Amendment sanctuary, Josh Janney writes. 

Pictured: Harlem Globetrotters forward Sweet Lou II, son of former 27-year veteran Harlem Globetrotters player and now coach Louis Sweet Lou Dunbar, appeared in Shenandoah Universitys James R. Wilkins Jr. Athletics and Events Center Friday for a news conference where it was announced the Globetrotters will play in the venue March 19th at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star

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Can't find it on their event schedule! Any ticket info?

Awesome, didn't know the Globetrotters were still in existence.

Found on Stonewall Jackson Highway near Snake Road. Please call the Humane Society of Warren County if this is your pet. ... See MoreSee Less

Found on Stonewall Jackson Highway near Snake Road. Please call the Humane Society of Warren County if this is your pet.

16 hours ago

Virginia State Police

#VSP is proud to partner again with MADD Virginia for the annual #TieOneOnForSafety #redribbon campaign geared towards preventing #DUI traffic crashes in #Virginia during the holidays.#homeforholidays #NoMoreVictims #DontDriveDrunk #DontDUI ... See MoreSee Less

#VSP is proud to partner again with MADD Virginia for the annual #TieOneOnForSafety #RedRibbon  campaign geared towards preventing #DUI traffic crashes in #Virginia during the holidays.#HomeforHolidays #NoMoreVictims #DontDriveDrunk #DontDUIImage attachment

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Such an honor to participate in this press conference with the men and women who protect our roadways from drunk and impaired drivers. And also honored to meet other victims of drunk driving crashes. You all are so brave and resilient!!! Amanda Frazier Petrylak, Michell Taylor Pulley, Susan VanDenburgh, Racell Broadnax , Kristen Nicole Mallory 💕

American law enforcement should drive and ride American vehicles.

Thank you for your SERVICE MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone.

I volunteer my services for people who want to drink

They should making drinking and driving illegal this way it would stop all this senseless killing #commonsensedrinkinglaws maybe if they made it so we could sue ford or chevy or whatever car maker for the driver under the influence

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Congratulations Sgt. Erin Brogan on your Instructor Spotlight in the Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training Academy newsletter. Thank you for your determination and commitment to the agency. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations Sgt. Erin Brogan on your Instructor Spotlight in the Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training Academy newsletter. Thank you for your determination and commitment to the agency.

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Congratulations

Congratulations on a job well done.

Congratulations Erin, I always knew you achieve your potential.

Congratulations

Congratulations.

Congratulations

Congratulations Erin

Congratulations

Congratulations Erin!!

She needs to go help retrain Warren county Sheriffs Animal control!

Congratulations

Congratulations

Way to go Erin Brogan

Congratulations!!!!

Congratulations! You are such a champion.

congrats your awesome

Proud of you!!!!

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congratulations Sgt Brogan!

Congratulations 😊

Congratulations Erin!!!♡♡♡

Congratulations Erin!!!!

Congrats a million Officer....

Congrats Erin Brogan

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SCSO would like to remind you of the ongoing drug dump in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office.

It is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The drug dump is completely anonymous and we accept all over the counter and prescription medications. Just please no inhalers, no glass, and no syringes.
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SCSO would like to remind you of the ongoing drug dump in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office. 

It is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The drug dump is completely anonymous and we accept all over the counter and prescription medications. Just please no inhalers, no glass, and no syringes.

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What can people dispose of inhalers, glass and syringes?

why not place a syringe box ?

Is it accessible on Saturdays?

This week’s Felony Friday suspect:

25-year-old Corbin Whitelow of Harrisonburg is wanted for contempt of court stemming from violating a protective order.

Anonymous tips for a possible reward can be sent to Crime Solvers at 540-574-5050 or text “HPD” plus the tip to CRIMES (274637).

To view other local wanted individuals go to the Crime Solvers site at www.hrccrimesolvers.org

*The Felony Friday posts are not a sounding board for bad-mannered comments but rather a way to locate local wanted individuals.
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This week’s Felony Friday suspect:

25-year-old Corbin Whitelow of Harrisonburg is wanted for contempt of court stemming from violating a protective order.

Anonymous tips for a possible reward can be sent to Crime Solvers at 540-574-5050 or text “HPD” plus the tip to CRIMES (274637).

To view other local wanted individuals go to the Crime Solvers site at http://www.hrccrimesolvers.org

*The Felony Friday posts are not a sounding board for bad-mannered comments but rather a way to locate local wanted individuals.

Some of our guys having a good time helping kids in the community. “Holidays with a Hero” was held tonight at Luray Wal-Mart. Deputy Baugher, Deputy Cubbage, Deputy Hull and Deputy Cook take a minute to tell Santa what they want for Christmas! ... See MoreSee Less

Some of our guys having a good time helping kids in the community. “Holidays with a Hero” was held tonight at Luray Wal-Mart. Deputy Baugher, Deputy Cubbage, Deputy Hull and Deputy Cook take a minute to tell Santa what they want for Christmas!

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This is a great pic! I hope you all and the children had a great time! ❤️

Several of my bus kids were excited telling me they were going tonight. Can’t wait to hear their stories tomorrow ❤️❤️❤️

Fabulous picture of fabulous people

Great gang so nice of you all. I was in Wal-Mart you all sure did make these kids happy.God bless Merry Christmas.

Love this. Proud of you deputy Hull

This is so awesome what you all do for the kids

Picked a good group to do it. You guys are awesome!

AWE Great Picture 💙💙

That is awesome....great to see !!!

You really make a difference in their life !!! Thanks 😇

Thank you for your service my son is lt fairfax county sherriff dept

Thank you u for all you do ❤️

ok boys don't be naught for the rest of the year

Thats awsome.

THANKS FELLAS!!!!!

Tiffany Nicole Cubbage

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Join us in congratulating the following deputies on their promotions:

Lieutenant B.F. Hall was promoted to Captain
Sergeant A. Burns was promoted to Lieutenant
Corporal C. Thompson was promoted to Sergeant
Corporal K. Yoder was promoted to Sergeant
Deputy C. Farmer was promoted to Corporal

They were promoted during a recent pinning ceremony surrounded by friends, family, and co-workers.
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Join us in congratulating the following deputies on their promotions:

Lieutenant B.F. Hall was promoted to Captain
Sergeant A. Burns was promoted to Lieutenant
Corporal C. Thompson was promoted to Sergeant
Corporal K. Yoder was promoted to Sergeant
Deputy C. Farmer was promoted to Corporal

They were promoted during a recent pinning ceremony surrounded by friends, family, and co-workers.

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Congratulations! My son joined your department a few months ago. I can't wait to see him standing up there getting promoted 💖💖💖💖

We are all so proud of you guys!! Congratulations and Thank You for Your Service!! Its a pleasure working with all of you!!!

Congratulations to everyone that received promotions!!

Congratulations to you all thank you for your Service ...stay safe

Congratulations to you all, a job well done for our community. Stay safe!

You make me proud to call Martinsburg my hometown!!! Keep up the great work!!!!

Congratulations to all of you and thank you for your dedication and service to our community. May God be with you all.

Congratulations and thank you for your continued service!!

Congratulations all , and thanks for your protection you matter

Congratulations! I look forward to being your next sheriff and to support the dept and its deputies! www.vote4davyjones.org

Glad I could be there. Awesome job!

Congratulations to all and be safe out there !!!

Congratulations....well deserved

Congratulations to all of them..stay safe

Congratulations to you all

Congratulations and stay safe

Congratulations to you all!

Congratulations

Congratulations. Stay safe out there.

Congratulations everyone

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congrats!!!!🎉

Congratulations

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Page County Sheriff's Office

Thanks to the Chamber of Commerce for the shout out!This Holiday Season, we want to show how thankful we are for the men and women who keep our communities safe! We love being able to support the Page County Sheriff's Office! The officers and everyone else who works with the Sheriff's department truly show what it means to protect and serve! ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to the Chamber of Commerce for the shout out!

Media Release: Waynesboro Police Conduct Week of Drug Raids

For the past week, the Waynesboro Police Department has conducted several drug investigations to target street-level narcotics trafficking. During that time, police have executed seven search warrants at various locations throughout the city, resulting in the following charges:

Kinta Tyjuan Clore, 25-year-old Waynesboro resident, charged and arrested for a violation of Virginia State Code 18.2-248.1, Possession with intent to distribute more than one-half ounce but less than five pounds of marijuana. Clore is currently on bond from Middle River Regional Jail.

Mariah Shavone Smith, 27-year-old Waynesboro resident, charged and arrested for a violation of Virginia State Code 18.2-250, Possession of a schedule I/II drug. Smith is currently on bond from Middle River Regional Jail.

James Dustin Showers, 32-year-old Waynesboro resident, charged and arrested for a violation of Virginia State Code 18.2-250, Possession of a schedule I/II drug. Showers is currently being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.

Selena Bernice Durrette, 20-year-old Esmont, VA, resident, charged and arrested for violations of Virginia State Codes 18.2- 248.1, possession with intent to distribute more than one half ounce but less than five pounds of marijuana; 18.2-248, possession with intent to distribute a schedule I/II controlled substance (methamphetamine), 18.2-248, possession with intent to distribute a schedule I/II controlled substance (cocaine). Durrette is currently being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.

David Johnathan Smith Jr, 28-year-old Esmont, VA, resident, charged and arrested for violations of Virginia State Codes 18.2- 248.1, possession with intent to distribute more than one half ounce but less than five pounds of marijuana; 18.2-248, possession with intent to distribute a schedule I/II controlled substance (methamphetamine), 18.2-248, possession with intent to distribute a schedule I/II controlled substance (cocaine). Smith is currently being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.

Jesse Hamilton Balin, 31-year-old Waynesboro resident, currently wanted for a violation of Virginia State Code 18.2-248, possession with intent to distribute a schedule I/II controlled substance (methamphetamine). Balin remains at large after the Waynesboro Police SWAT Team raided his residence on North Delphine Avenue on December 4th and recovered methamphetamine.

Denise Urbanna Smith, 24-year-old Stuarts Draft, VA, resident, currently wanted for a violation of Virginia State Code 18.2-248, possession with intent to distribute a schedule I/II controlled substance (methamphetamine). Smith remains at large after the Waynesboro Police SWAT Team raided her residence on North Delphine Avenue on December 4th and recovered methamphetamine.

All seven of the search warrants were executed in the City of Waynesboro as part of the department’s multi-faceted drug enforcement strategy aimed at targeting the full spectrum of the drug trafficking problem in the city. Several of these investigations were supported by complaints received directly from citizens via direct phone contact or through the use of the department’s online program at www.reportadrugdealer.com. Citizens who are aware of ongoing drug problems in their neighborhoods are encouraged to continue to contact the Waynesboro Police Department either via phone or by utilizing the online complaint form found at www.reportadrugdealer.com.

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Thank you WPD.... But really look at these people. Not the most upstanding citizens you might say.

Needed to bump those numbers up for the end of the year quotas I see. 🙄 #EndTheWarOnDrugs

Wonder how many of them are on foodstamps

I think the worst thing is... haven't most of them been arrested for exactly the same issues prior?

Great job WPD! And from what I’ve seen in the past where there’s smoke there’s fire. So your next investigation tip might be spurred from this thread. A persons reaction to the arrest of multiple life, soul, health, and future corrupting drug dealers should be positive and entirely supportive in my book. The normal average everyday Joe would support & be ecstatic that their streets are getting cleaned up. And if their reaction isn’t supportive? Why, would that be? I could be wrong, but just a thought.

Good job trust the Judge will give the highest penalty possible! Officers be safe out there and thank you all for your service! God Bless!

Good job keep them off the streets

Did you pull their records...How do you know MOST of them

Keep up the good work.

More no counts wantin some easy....💰💰💰

Looks like karma hit a few here

Great job. Back the blue

It's great cleaning up drugs.but where r these petty little people get their drugs from. RICHMOND, BIG CITY...PA.MD.WV

Omfg look who it is

Look scary

Maybe the should be kept this time

Brian Hastings Mikolay hmmm...

Devan Ariana Dedrick

Lindsay Raye Vines

Douglass Brown Juanita Sprouse

Dusty again, ?

Thank you WPD for a Great job and Protecting our children, grandchildren, our community and us all while putting Your lives on the line. You are appreciated. Lord protect and Shield All of our Police as they protect us.

Get them some help they all been on here before for drugs

Thankful for our Waynesboro Police Dept! 💙

Most of them the part way to go WPD

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2 days ago

Waynesboro Police Department

The Waynesboro Christmas Parade is this Saturday 12/7/19 at 6pm. Please be mindful of street closures and pedestrian traffic. Merry Christmas!!!!!!!It's almost PARADE time! We hope to see you downtown on December 7! www.waynesboro.va.us/258/Christmas-Parade ... See MoreSee Less

The Waynesboro Christmas Parade is this Saturday 12/7/19 at 6pm.  Please be mindful of street closures and pedestrian traffic.  Merry Christmas!!!!!!!

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Katrina Bayne

2 days ago

Augusta County Sheriff's Office - Sheriff Donald L. Smith

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Watching from Roanoke County, we just passed but didn't come close to a wonderful turn out like this. Makes me want to move to Augusta Co.

Proud of my county....WTG Augusta County...thank you to the BOS for doing the right thing by your people.

Thank you Sheriff Smith and Augusta County Board of Supervisors!

I knew my county would represent well. That's a small fraction of those there. There's hundreds outside and in the gym.

Thanks for standing up for the people that fought and died for our country and rights good job Supervisors!

Thank you Augusta county BOS! Thank you Sheriff Smith!! And all the people who spoke. Send a strong message to Richmond!!!!!

Good decision Augusta County Board of Supervisors thank you for listening to the people of Augusta County!!!!

Way to go Augusta County we in Rockingham County are watching and standing with you!

We don’t live in Augusta County but we support you!!

Thank you for going live with this.. let’s go Augusta County!!

Thank you Donald Smith and congratulations on your election!

Thank you Augusta county for joining the fight for our freedom, from Wythe County

1800 people...nice...that doesn’t count all the people that couldn’t be there tonight. Thank you for all those that were able to go and represent our awesome county!! 💗💗💗

Watching from work but you can feel the freedom through the phone! Augusta county strong 💪

Hope we have this turnout in Warren County

Thank u for standing up for the people of Augusta cty

Thank you to all our speakers...great job Augusta County!

Thanks to all who were able to come out and support this and to our supervisors for standing up for our rights. We are grateful!

A man's rights rest in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.

Thanks to all who have spoken for the citizens of Augusta county and a special thanks to our Sheriff Smith! Thank you for being the voice for us all! Together we will stand and fight the good fight!!

Augusta county can lead the way. Don't tread on us. Thank you to the Board of supervisors

Exactly! Criminals by nature do not follow the law!

We the people need to continue to stand together for our rights ! This is awesome! 1500 people 😄

Hi everyone! We’re outside supporting the speakers and showing our unity !

Proud of Augusta Co & happy to be a part of this movement

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****Roadway Reopened****

Bentonville Rd in the area of Jenkins Hill Rd has been reopened.
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We are grateful for our community that gives...Reminder: donations of food and toys for the annual Timbrook Drive will be taken until December 12. Please consider dropping off food and new toys at one of the following locations: Timbrook Public Safety Center, Rouss City Hall, Joint Judicial Center and Handley High School. ... See MoreSee Less

We are grateful for our community that gives...Reminder: donations of food and toys for the annual Timbrook Drive will be taken until December 12.  Please consider dropping off food and new toys at one of the following locations: Timbrook Public Safety Center, Rouss City Hall, Joint Judicial Center and Handley High School.

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Tyrants and corruption for all merry Christmas

Raise your hand if you're a Virginia Certified Officer looking to join a new department! Apply today to become the next School Resource Officer for the Winchester Police Department.

Winchester is situated near the top of the Northern Shenandoah Valley, comfortably close to the conveniences of Northern Virginia yet quaint and full of small town charm. Our officers enjoy a close-knit relationship with the community we serve, fostered by numerous community outreach projects for residents of all ages. For a full list of reasons why you should join our team, call 540-545-4700 and ask to speak to our recruiter today! Or, apply at agency.governmentjobs.com/winchesterva/default.cfm

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He poops Justin schumers

Santa Beards behind the Badge

Please join our deputies in raising money for the Safe Haven Child Advocacy Center in Martinsburg. The Safe Haven, the local Child Advocacy Center, offers a child-focused program, encouraging a team approach to the investigation and treatment of child abuse. Team members include prosecutors, law enforcement, child protective service workers, mental and medical health and victim advocates.

Our deputies will be wearing beards during the month of December to support this program. Each deputy is donating $20 to participate. Female deputies can also participate and will be wearing colorful fingernail polish designs.

If you would like to donate money to Safe Haven as part of our Santa beards behind the Badge program, please write a check to the Children’s Home Society of WV with SBBTB in the subject line. Checks can be dropped off to Captain B. Hall at the Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office is located at 510 S. Raleigh Street in Martinsburg, WV.
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Santa Beards behind the Badge

     Please join our deputies in raising money for the Safe Haven Child Advocacy Center in Martinsburg. The Safe Haven, the local Child Advocacy Center, offers a child-focused program, encouraging a team approach to the investigation and treatment of child abuse. Team members include prosecutors, law enforcement, child protective service workers, mental and medical health and victim advocates.

     Our deputies will be wearing beards during the month of December to support this program. Each deputy is donating $20 to participate. Female deputies can also participate and will be wearing colorful fingernail polish designs. 

     If you would like to donate money to Safe Haven as part of our Santa beards behind the Badge program, please write a check to the Children’s Home Society of WV with SBBTB in the subject line. Checks can be dropped off to Captain B. Hall at the Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office is located at 510 S. Raleigh Street in Martinsburg, WV.

On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, Main Street Martinsburg will be holding their annual Christmas parade at 7pm. No parking will be permitted after 5pm in the 100 block of North Queen Street and the 100 block of South Queen Street on. The entire parade route will be closed at 6:30pm. A map of the parade route is below ... See MoreSee Less

On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, Main Street Martinsburg will be holding their annual Christmas parade at 7pm.   No parking will be permitted after 5pm in the 100 block of North Queen Street and the 100 block of South Queen Street on.  The entire parade route will be closed at 6:30pm.  A map of the parade route is below

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Has anyone participating got information regarding line up and where you are in the line up??

Best of luck to all. With the winds we're supposed to have today I'll say a prayer for you. As for me I'm going to sit this one out at home with my furbabies and my blanket.

Really on a Tuesday night ? Why not in a Friday or Saturday night

Thank you

This is the dumbest idea, who decides to have a parade in the dark?

Yeah if it don't rain

Where is it starting?

McKayla Dodson

Matthew Morrison

Jeff Kenderdine

Danielle Marie

Kendra

Jessica Lynn Miller y'all going

Allison Mosher

Tim Saffran

Lorie Herbert

David

Kimmy Smith

Inshan Mohamed

The kids will be dropped off and picked up at SMHS? Times?

Hello, will the parade start at stephen and maple or queen and king? And will it be starting at 7? I see conflicting times on other pages.

I’m not understanding this map

Why in the middle of the week?

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Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at RCSO!

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Happy Thanksgiving to each of you.

Happy Thanksgiving to all

Happy Thanksgiving to all

Happy Thanksgiving to all of your family and be safe

Happy Thanksgiving 🦃 🍁

Happy Thanksgiving to all

Happy Thanksgiving yal stay safe.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving to all

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all and stay safe!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you all

Happy. Thanksgiving to each of you. God. Bless

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO EACH AND EVERYONE!!!!

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Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! Please be mindful of heavy traffic, the busy shopping season, and the hustle of the holidays.

The ACSO will be working throughout the holiday to keep everyone safe while traveling. Take time to buckle up, obey the speed limit, and always drive sober. If you drink, DON’T drive.

Enjoy the holiday weekend with friends and family. Happy Thanksgiving Augusta County !!!
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Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!  Please be mindful of heavy traffic, the busy shopping season, and the hustle of the holidays.  

The ACSO will be working throughout the holiday to keep everyone safe while traveling.  Take time to buckle up, obey the speed limit, and always drive sober.  If you drink, DON’T drive.  

Enjoy the holiday weekend with friends and family.  Happy Thanksgiving Augusta County !!!

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Happy Thanksgiving to the ACSO and families.. Thanks for keeping us safe and I hope the ones working today have a quiet day here in the county..🦃

A very Happy Thanksgiving to the ACSO. Thank you for all you do for our county. Please stay safe out there.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO THE ACSO💙💙💙💙💙💙

Wishing each of your Family a special warmth in their happy place❤️❗️🎉

Happy Thanksgiving and thanks ACSO for all y'all do. Stay safe guys & gals

Happy Thanksgiving to the Augusta County Sheriff’s department!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of the ACSO staff. Stay safe out there.

Thanks for keeping everyone safe including everyone in BLUE.

Happy Thanksgiving to the ACSO and their families! 🦃 Thank you for all you do to keep us safe!

Everybody stay safe during the holiday!

Hope all at ACSO has a blessed Thanksgiving and stay safe !!

Same to you ACSO, have a blessed and safe Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! God Bless y'all and what you do for our community!

Happy Thanksgiving you guys! Thanks for all you do! 🧡🦃🧡

Happy Thanksgivings you guys rock!

Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving to ya'll! Be safe ya'll. I am so glad my second home is in Augusta county at Shenandoah Acres family campground!!!!!! Sheriff Smith you are our hero!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your crews. Be safe out there.

Happy Thanksgiving to all the ACSO !! Hope you all have a very safe, wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving👍😁🙏

Happy Thanksgiving to all the ACSO. Thank you & your family for the sacrifices you do for us every day.

Happy Thanksgiving to ACSO. Wonderful job that you all do.

Happy Thanksgiving and prayers for a safe one.

We hope all of you have a very happy Thanksgiving

HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM OUR FAMILY TO Y'ALLS ❤ PRAYING FOR Y'ALL TO BE SAFE AND BLESSED

Same to you and your family, and all our Officers...God Bless !

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FRAUD PREVENTION

Thank you to the City of Staunton Information Technology department for these cyber safety tips!

Online Shopping Tips

1. Do not use public Wi-Fi for any shopping activity.
Public Wi-Fi networks can be very dangerous, especially during the holiday season. Public Wi-Fi can potentially grant hackers' access to your usernames, passwords, texts and emails. For instance, before you join a public Wi-Fi titled "Apple__Store," make sure you first look around to see if there's actually an Apple Store in your vicinity, and thus, confirm that it is a legitimate network. To help stay secure, you should always be on the lookout for the lock symbol on your webpage.

2. Look for the lock symbol on websites.
When visiting a website look for the “lock” symbol before entering any personal and/or credit card information. The lock may appear in the URL bar, or elsewhere in your browser. Additionally, check that the URL for the website has “https” in the beginning. These both indicate that the site uses encryption to protect your data.

3. Know what the product should cost.
If the deal is too good to be true, then it may be a scam. Check out the company on “ResellerRatings.com”. This site allows users to review online companies to share their experiences purchasing from those companies. This will give you an indication of what to expect when purchasing from them.

4. One-time use credit card numbers.
Many banks are now offering a single use credit card number for online shopping. This one-time number is associated with your account and can be used in place of your credit card number. This way, if the credit card number becomes exposed, it cannot be used again. Check with your credit card company to see if they have this option available.

5. Keep your computer secure.
When using your computer to do your holiday shopping, remember to keep your Anti-virus software up to date and apply all software patches. Never save usernames, passwords or credit card information in your browser and periodically clear your offline content, cookies and history. You will want to keep your computer as clean as possible for online shopping. The world of online shopping can bring lots of new products to your door step and can prove to be a lot of fun finding that special gift. Just remember to be careful so that you don’t make your data a special gift to cybercriminals.

In-Store Shopping Tips

6. Always use credit cards for purchases.
Avoid using your ATM or debit card while shopping. In the event that your debit card is compromised, criminals can have direct access to the funds from your bank account. This could cause you to miss bill payments and overdraw your account. When using a credit card, you are not using funds associated with your bank account. This means you are better protected by your credit card company’s fraud protection program. If you pay off the credit card balance each month, you won’t pay interest and your banking information will be protected.

7. Don’t leave purchases in the car unattended.
Criminals can be watching and will consider breaking into your car to get the merchandise you just purchased. If you must leave some items in your car, consider leaving them in the trunk or glove compartment rather than in a visible location.

8. Beware of “porch pirates.”
When shopping online and receiving purchases by mail, make sure you are always tracking your packages. The US Postal Service, FedEX and UPS all have systems to track your packages, and all three utilize tracking numbers that can be used to figure out where your item is and when it should be delivered to your home. However, the only surefire way to thwart porch pirates is to not have packages delivered to your home at all. Consider having your holiday packages delivered to a family member, your workplace, or a trusted neighbor!
Remember, always trust your instincts. If an email or an attachment seem suspicious, don't let your curiosity put your computer at risk! ~ Happy Holidays and safe shopping!
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Thank you for these tips and reminders! You're the best! Be safe!

Great tips! Thanks for sharing!

Thank you!

Officer Steven Salinas is in the United States Army. He has been in the service since 2013 and is currently deployed.

He served in Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield as well as Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

Thank you for your service to our country and for your continued service to the City of Staunton.

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Officer Steven Salinas is in the United States Army. He has been in the service since 2013 and is currently deployed. 

He served in Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield as well as Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

Thank you for your service to our country and for your continued service to the City of Staunton. 

#SPDSalutetoService

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Thank you for your service and sacrifice...stay safe out there and come home soon. God bless and watch over you. 💙🇺🇸🙏

Thank you for your service! May God watch over you and keep you safe! Congratulations !

Well I cant even think right now.Where does time so.THANK YOU OFFICER STEVEN.PRAYERS GO TO YOU THE BLOOD OF JESUS OVER YOU AT ALL TIMES.PRAYER GOING UP.GOD THIS YOUR CHILD PROTECTION OVER HIM AT ALL TIMES. WORDS CAN'T COME OUT ONLY TEARS COME DOWN .SO PROUD OF YOU.LOVE YOU ..

Thank you for service, sir.

Thank you for your Service

Thank you for your service and looking good as always

Thank you former student! I am proud of you.

Thank u for your service

Thank you for your service young man

Thank-You for your service.

Thank you for your service

Thank you for your service

Hats off to you, Steven! Thanks!

Thank you young man

Thank you

Thank you

Thank you Steven Salinas ❤

Love you Steven Salinas

Thank You for your service Steven !!

Thank you for your service 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Thank you for your service sir!!! Stay safe!!!!

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Great job by our Deputies that graduated from the 140th Basic Law Enforcement and 126th Basic Jail Officer training sessions today - Congratulations! ... See MoreSee Less

Great job by our Deputies that graduated from the 140th Basic Law Enforcement and 126th Basic Jail Officer training sessions today - Congratulations!

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Congratulations. Thank you for your dedication and service.

Congratulations Guy's for making it SAFE out there ...Be careful YOURSELF 😘🙏

Congratulations to each of you please stay safe

Congratulations everyone love and prayers

Congratulations and God Bless each of you

way to go! Congratulations

Congratulations to all of them

Congratulations to all

Congratulations to all !! Be safe .

Congratulations. Proud of each of you 👏👏

Congratulations to each and everyone

Congratulations everyone.

Congratulations !!!!!

Congratulations!!

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Congratulations

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Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie on the passing of his daughter. We ask that you join us in prayer for his family in the days ahead.

Psalm 34:18 The Lord is near to the broken hearted...
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My prayers goes out for Sgt B.Sollie Family God have your whole family in his hands.

My condolences to Sgt. Billie Sollie and his Family

Prayers for the sheriff and his family!! 🙏

So sorry to hear that praying for sheriff sollie and the whole family

Sending prayers and condolences to the Family 🙏🏽

Praying that God will give you all strength to endure my condolences to the family

SO SORRY GOD BLESS YOU ALL. REALLY GREAT PEOPLE.

Praying for comfort and peace for y'all 🙏

Praying for him and the family!!

God Bless you for your loss But Heaven gain

Prayers for this family 🙏🙏🙏

Praying for this Family!

My condolences and prayers goes out.

Prayers going out to the family

Praying for y’all family

Praying for the family 🙏😢

Prayers for the family.🙏🏻

Prayers going up for this family

So very sorry.... sending condolences 🙏💖

Prayers for this family

Sending my prayers. Great coworker.

SENDING PRAYERS 🙏 TO HIS FAMILY

Praying for this family 🙏🙏

Praying for this family!

Praying for the family

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