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2 days ago

Virginia State Police

Make sure you follow the NWS office that covers the locality where you live and work on social media and turn on mobile push notifications! Five offices cover the Commonwealth of Virginia.
cc: US National Weather Service Blacksburg VA US National Weather Service Wakefield VA US National Weather Service Morristown Tennesseen US National Weather Service Charleston WV US National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington
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Today was a tremendous honor for #VSP, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and Del. Ronnie Campbell for Delegate to visit with Ms. Pearl Chew of #Charlotte #NorthCarolina. The #Virginia General Assembly honored Ms. Chew...who celebrated her 101st birthday this year... for her service with the #Virginia #StatePolice as a Women's Auxiliary State Police (WASP) member during #WWII. Ms. Chew and her family were kind enough to host the visit by VSP Col. Gary Settle, VSP Lt. Col. Tracy Russillo, NCSHP Col. Glenn McNeill, NCSHP Capt. Allen Hook, and VSP retirees Sgt. John Rowles and Sgt. Lynn Cofer. ... See MoreSee Less

Today was a tremendous honor for #VSP, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and Del. Ronnie Campbell for Delegate to visit with Ms. Pearl Chew of #Charlotte #NorthCarolina. The #Virginia General Assembly honored Ms. Chew...who celebrated her 101st birthday this year... for her service with the #Virginia #StatePolice as a Womens Auxiliary State Police (WASP) member during #WWII. Ms. Chew and her family were kind enough to host the visit by VSP Col. Gary Settle, VSP Lt. Col. Tracy Russillo, NCSHP Col. Glenn McNeill, NCSHP Capt. Allen Hook, and VSP retirees Sgt. John Rowles and Sgt. Lynn Cofer.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Happy Birthday and congratulations ms Chew and thank you for your service. God Bless

Happy Birthday and congratulations! Thank you for your service

Congratulations and happy Birthday

Happy Birthday. Congratulations

Thank you so much for your service and your willingness to sacrifice during a time when service by females was rare - not because they didn't want to, but it was just not done. You stepped up and went above and beyond.

Thank you for your service to the Commonwealth, Ms. Chew. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿš” Happy 101st birthday, what a blessing! โค๏ธโค๏ธ

Happy ๐Ÿ™‚ Birthday & congratulations

So honored to meet this amazing woman. May God continue to bless Pearl and her family๐Ÿ’“

Congratulations and Happy birthday!

Congratulations and Happy Birthday

Happy birthday and congratulations

What a very special lady. Thank you for your dedication & service. Wishing you numerous blessings on your Birthday, and every day. God Bless you and keep you. แƒฆ แƒฆ แƒฆ

Thank you for your service during very challenging times. Happy birthday!

Happy Birthday ....have a fantastic day!!๐Ÿ’™

Happy Birthday!๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ

Thank you ma'am for your dedicated service to the State of Virginia.

Happy Birthday ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‰

Happy Birthday, Ms. Pearl!

Happy Birthday

Wow that's so cool๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘!!

Thank you for your service during trying times. Happy Birthday MS. Chew.

Thank you for your lifetime of service Pearl.

Happy Birthday!!!

What an honor for them to spend time with this special lady.

Happy Birthday!

2 days ago

Virginia State Police

Latest update from @NWS, threats may include:
โœ”๏ธDamaging winds;
โœ”๏ธHail;
โœ”๏ธFlash flooding; and
โœ”๏ธIsolated tornadoes.
Have a plan. Be prepared. Stay informed.
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Thank you for information

Adam Mullins Renny Mullins Be safe!!!!!!!!

Naders

#VSP Reminds Motorists to be Alert for Dangerous Driving Conditions in Friday's Storms

With the weather forecasts calling for severe storms across much of Virginia today, the Virginia State Police is reminding motorists to be extra cautious if having to drive in potentially dangerous conditions.

Motorists are advised of the following:
#WipersOnLightsOn - Virginia law requires headlights to be on when windshield wipers are active. Headlights also make you more visible to other drivers in heavy rains.

#DriveforConditions - Slow your speeds for conditions and give yourself extra stopping distance.

#BuckleUp - One of the easiest ways to survive a crash is by simply wearing your seat belt and making certain all adult, teen and juvenile passengers are safely secured.

#TurnAroundDontDrown. - Forecasts are calling for heavy rains and possible flash flooding. Motorists should never attempt to drive through high water, as the depth and speed of the water can be deceiving and dangerous.

Be #WeatherReady - Safety tips available at www.vaemergency.gov/prepare-recover/

Check 511 for Road Conditions - www.511virginia.org
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Unless it's a dire emergency. STAY AT HOME WHERE ITS SAFE! Nothing is worth your life, or endangering first responders!

And stay off your cell phones and pay attention. Lately I have seen so many going down 295 texting. They must be driving with their knees or elbows because there were no hands on the steering wheel.

Just to be clear, Virginia law requires headlights to be on when your windshield wipers are on....UNLESS THEY'RE ON IN "INTERVAL" MODE. See the last sentence in subsection a of the statute: law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title46.2/chapter10/section46.2-1030/

2 days ago

Virginia State Police

A cold front will approach the area this morning, bringing with it a large amount of rain and the potential for severe thunderstorms. The biggest threats will be flooding and strong winds, but the possibility for a tornado cannot be ruled out. ... See MoreSee Less

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Dejavu!everyone be careful!

Wow, do you think we will have the same severe weather you forecast last Sunday? I got three raindrops and just enough wind to blow the pollen off the trees.

2 days ago

Virginia State Police

6AM Potential still exists for strong to severe storms today across the region. Further details from us can be found at weather.gov/akq and from the Storm Prediction Center: spc.noaa.gov ... See MoreSee Less

#ThrowbackThursday: #VSP dapper Dispatcher Truscott at VSP #Culpeper Division HQ Communications Center in 1957. #NationalPublicSafetyTelecommunicatorsWeek #NPSTW #911Saves APCO International ... See MoreSee Less

#ThrowbackThursday: #VSP dapper Dispatcher Truscott at VSP #Culpeper Division HQ Communications Center in 1957. #NationalPublicSafetyTelecommunicatorsWeek #NPSTW #911Saves APCO International

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Rocking the socks and everything

That is super cool . History. #IHATEDRUGZINMYAREA!!!

Wow..Looks like the command bridge of the old "Starship Enterprise"..๐Ÿ˜

Back in the good ole days

Now that's neat! Do you all have much in the way of archives?

Those were the days when you could here there radio, now nothing but static leave it to progress.!! And technology. !!

KIC-367, old radio console brings back memories of Helen Steele, Harry Dulaney, Oscar Bates, Thelma Putnam, Sue Kirkland, and Pam Seay

How times have changed in the name of progress

Don’t forget Barb Brown Billy Pullen

Nice throwback. More like this

Cynthia Tetterton

Awesome

Doesn’t look like the console has changed much.

I'd like a throwback to the way the state police used to enforce traffic laws on the interstates...

KDA 667 over and out KIB 701 over and out I remember a lot of numbers from my years from Gladys va

The ugly dispatcher uniform...red socks ok

Manassas Man Arrested on Child Porn Possession & Solicitation Charges - Investigators Seeking Additional Victims

FAIRFAX, Va. - The Northern Virginia - Washington, D.C. Internet Crimes Against Children (NOVA-DC #ICAC) Task Force is seeking the public's help with identifying additional victims of a #Manassas man arrested on child pornography and solicitation charges. Schuyler Stuart Corado Corado, 33, of Manassas, Virginia, is being held without bond at the Manassas Adult Detention Center on 12 felony charges: 1 felony count of possession of child pornography, first offense; 9 felony counts of possession of child pornography, second offense; 1 felony count of solicitation of a minor under 15 years of age, first offense; 1 felony count of solictation of a minor under 15 years of age, second offense. He was arrested by Virginia State Police without incident April 12, 2019.

The NOVA-DC ICAC investigation began in February 2019 after it received a CyberTip on Corado Corado. Further investigation revealed hundreds of screenshots featuring child porn and correspondence he has had with juveniles on various social media apps. At this stage of the investigation, the identity of potential victims are being sought in multiple states and Canada as well.

Corado Corado targets male and female minors who appear to be between 10 to 13 years of age and who are active on such social media sites as Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Musical.ly and TikTok. He works to establish a friendship with them and then "grooms" them into sending and receiving nude photos. So far the screen names identified as being used by him are "kristianna1758," "Tony10256," "Wintergreen109," "Addiction.slime," "tony2590," and "anniefanclub075." He also goes by the name Tony Corado on social media.

NOVA-DC ICAC Task Force Special Agent M.R. Bullock is seeking the public's help with identifying and locating additional victims of Corado Corado. Anyone with information concerning Corado Corado or his victims is encouraged to call Virginia State Police Special Agent Bullock at 571-581-4420 or email him at michael.bullock@vsp.virginia.gov.

The investigation remains ongoing with additional charges pending.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Pwcpa PrinceWilliam
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Manassas Man Arrested on Child Porn Possession & Solicitation Charges - Investigators Seeking Additional Victims

FAIRFAX, Va. - The Northern Virginia - Washington, D.C. Internet Crimes Against Children (NOVA-DC #ICAC) Task Force is seeking the publics help with identifying additional victims of a #Manassas man arrested on child pornography and solicitation charges. Schuyler Stuart Corado Corado, 33, of Manassas, Virginia, is being held without bond at the Manassas Adult Detention Center on 12 felony charges: 1 felony count of possession of child pornography, first offense; 9 felony counts of possession of child pornography, second offense; 1 felony count of solicitation of a minor under 15 years of age, first offense; 1 felony count of solictation of a minor under 15 years of age, second offense. He was arrested by Virginia State Police without incident April 12, 2019.

The NOVA-DC ICAC investigation began in February 2019 after it received a CyberTip on Corado Corado. Further investigation revealed hundreds of screenshots featuring child porn and correspondence he has had with juveniles on various social media apps. At this stage of the investigation, the identity of potential victims are being sought in multiple states and Canada as well. 

Corado Corado targets male and female minors who appear to be between 10 to 13 years of age and who are active on such social media sites as Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Musical.ly and TikTok. He works to establish a friendship with them and then grooms them into sending and receiving nude photos. So far the screen names identified as being used by him are kristianna1758, Tony10256, Wintergreen109, Addiction.slime, tony2590, and anniefanclub075.  He also goes by the name Tony Corado on social media. 

NOVA-DC ICAC Task Force Special Agent M.R. Bullock is seeking the publics help with identifying and locating additional victims of Corado Corado. Anyone with information concerning Corado Corado or his victims is encouraged to call Virginia State Police Special Agent Bullock at 571-581-4420 or email him at michael.bullock@vsp.virginia.gov. 

The investigation remains ongoing with additional charges pending.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Pwcpa PrinceWilliam

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Cut his junk off

this guy is a disgrace to man kind. let him rot.

He looks creepy

Mindi WorkmanShannon Elizabeth

There's only one real justice. Let the parents have him.

Janet BaxterMaribeth Beach Carrillo

Another #BadHombre

Glad you got him

Lock this man up for life

Shared in case he has more victims!!!! Then let me carry out his justice!!!!

So glad you got him off the streets!!

give him electric chair.

Dont never let him see the light of day

I think you guys meant to say he's being held at the Prince William Adult Detention Center, which is in Manassas. ๐Ÿ™‚

Lets bring over thousands more.

Put it one between those eyebrows

I guess this means I’m not voting for Pedro.

Corado Corado wtf

I suggest you investigate the church he attends, there's lots of kids there and he was part of the youth group where he attended youth camps.

POS!

EEW!

Burn him alive.

Disgusting human waste

4 days ago

Virginia State Police

It’s not saying, “I think I can.” It’s about knowing you shouldn’t. Stop. Trains can’t. #StopTrainsCant ... See MoreSee Less

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. I plan on being in Crozet tomorrow for a brief personal healthcare educational event. The train crash & the industrial accident that claimed a worker’s life are weighing just as heavily on my mind as the not as recent events associated with Crozet & the immediately surrounding areas.

I'm sorry I'm old-school I stop at all railroad crossing and look both ways and then go I don't care if there are arms or not I stop๐Ÿ›‘๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿปโœ๏ธ๐Ÿ™

Read and Head, Stop, Look, and Listen. There is no reason for anyone to get hit by a train. None.

And not once did the train veer off the track to hit someone!

Meanwhile you state troopers pull out if front of semi trucks. Js

5 days ago

Virginia State Police

Pedestrian fatalities reached a 10 year high in 2018 in Virginia. We can do better, Virginia. Drivers - follow posted speed limits, stay alert and watch for walkers and bicyclists. #SharetheRoad #TZDVA #VAHwySafety ... See MoreSee Less

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What about telling pedestrians to OBEY THE LAW?! Walk on the left side of the street; cross only at intersections; wear light clothes at night; cross on the green; etc., etc.! I’m pretty sure pedestrians are at fault much of the time.

What about telling pedestrians to OBEY THE LAW?! Walk on the left side of the street; cross only at intersections; wear light clothes at night; cross on the green; etc., etc.! I’m pretty sure pedestrians are at fault much of the time.

Pesedtrians need to look out for vehicles just as much as drivers need to look out for pedestrians. It's a two-way street here, people.

Cell phone use by drivers AND pedestrians will keep the numbers rising.

stop texting in a cross walk and fallow the laws. cross only when you don't see the stop hand..

Too many cross/try to cross when a car already has a right of way. Be it mid turn or when a light is already green. Start ticketing pedestrians. They can stop quicker than a car. They should be paying attention. And they need to stop having pedestrians cross at intersections where the only way to make a turn is on a green light. It holds traffic up so much. Then we get the impatient idiots that speed through cause of it.

Too many cross/try to cross when a car already has a right of way. Be it mid turn or when a light is already green. Start ticketing pedestrians. They can stop quicker than a car. They should be paying attention. And they need to stop having pedestrians cross at intersections where the only way to make a turn is on a green light. It holds traffic up so much. Then we get the impatient idiots that speed through cause of it.

I see it every day during my job, pedestrians enter a traffic lane without looking either way knowing that the vehicle does not have the right of way. I was taught at a very young age to look both ways before crossing the street. Throw in a cell phone and it's a wonder the fatalities aren't even higher.

Everyone needs to get off their blasted cell phones and pay attention!

Beware of pedestrians at intersections that are looking at their phones and not obeying the crosswalk lights!!

While i agree drivers need to pay attention, so do pedestrians. They need to put the phones down and pay attention to what is going on around them.

If pedestrians actually followed the same laws and quit walking in the road at night in dark clothing with no reflective gear on we might see this rate go down. Louisa County is famous for people walking along the edge of the road (on the line actually) at night in dark clothing.

I see jaywalkers all of the time in my town. In the old days, jaywalkers were ticketed. I can’t remember the last time someone was ticketed for jaywalking. Today too many pedestrians have earbuds in their ears and the volume of their cell phones turned up!! But, drivers need to slow down too. Both drivers & pedestrians need to put their phones away!!!

Drivers in Leesburg don't care unfortunately. Especially the ones who are just passing through our town to go to work or get home.

People driving fast through parking lots knowing they are heavy with pedestrians. I've had s few close calls.

We also need to tell people to get their faces out of their phones when crossing the street as well

I was in a crosswalk and halfway across the street when I was almost struck by a vehicle that failed to yield. Drivers need to be aware that the pedestrian in the crosswalk has the right of way. And no I did not cross in front of oncoming traffic. This vehicle came from around the corner

Is this related to texting?

1st 2 comments blaming pedestrians, when everyday people roll right through stop signs & red lights, making right turns while only looking left for oncoming traffic. And, if you want to talk about phones, sit on rte 28 during rush hour & watch all the bobbing heads looking down & up, down & up... Put the phone down & drive!!!

Remember folks: Pedestrians always have the right-of-way!

Crazy drivers

Also cell phone zombies

This happens in Arlington County at the HAWK signals on crystal drive. Drivers dont care.

Tell drivers and pedestrians alike to get off the freakin' phones!

Lets not forget the walking while on the phone looking down etc and just walk out into traffic and never look but blame it on the driver. When are drivers or pedestrians on the phone taking responsibility for their own dumbassery??

22 Defendants Charged with Federal Drug Conspiracy and Related Crimes: Indictment Alleges that the Organization Distributed Heroin, Fentanyl, Cocaine, and Crack Cocaine in Maryland, Pennsylvania, #Virginia, and West Virginia, Resulting in at Least 14 Overdoses, Including Five Overdose Deaths

Defendants Allegedly Knew the Drugs They Sold Were Causing Overdoses

Baltimore, Maryland โ€“A federal grand jury has returned a superseding indictment charging 22 defendants with participating in a drug conspiracy that allegedly distributed heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and crack cocaine in Maryland and surrounding states, resulting in multiple overdoses, including five overdose deaths. According to the superseding indictment, the defendants possessed firearms in furtherance of their drug trafficking and purchased guns from customers in exchange for drugs. The superseding indictment was returned late on April 10, 2019, and unsealed yesterday.

The superseding indictment was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Acting Special Agent in Charge Jennifer L. Moore of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; Assistant Special Agent in Charge Don A. Hibbert of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Baltimore District Office; Acting Chief Russell E. Hamill, III of the Montgomery County Police Department; and Commissioner Michael Harrison of the Baltimore Police Department.

โ€œA supply chain that distributed opioids--including deadly fentanylโ€”throughout Maryland and in Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania, has been dismantled, and those charged with trafficking these poisons are now in federal custody,โ€ said U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur. โ€œDrugsโ€”especially opioidsโ€”are killing thousands of Marylanders a year. Federal, state, and local law enforcement are working together to reduce overdose deaths from fentanyl and from all opioids. Drug traffickers are on notice that dealing in fentanyl increases their odds of federal prosecution and federal time.โ€

"The FBI worked side-by-side with the Montgomery County and Rockville City Police Department and other federal, state and local partners to ensure we stopped these individuals from further distributing heroin, fentanyl, cocaine and crack cocaine in the region," said FBI Baltimore Acting Special Agent in Charge Jennifer L. Moore. "These dangerous drugs have a devastating effect on our communities and we will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to make Maryland a safer place."

According to the 23-count indictment, from 2016 to April 3, 2019, the defendants were members and associates of the Butler Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) and distributed heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and crack cocaine in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. The indictment alleges that the members of the conspiracy conducted sales on a daily basis, operating in rotating shifts to ensure continuous availability. Members of the conspiracy allegedly used residences in and around Baltimore to process, cut, repackage, and prepare heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine base for distribution, and rotated the residences to minimize detection by law enforcement. The indictment alleges that in order to maximize their profits, the conspirators cut the heroin and crack cocaine with other substances, such as fentanyl and diphenhydramine (often found in sleeping pills).

As detailed in the superseding indictment, the defendants were aware that the drugs they distributed were causing overdoses. According to the superseding indictment, at least five overdose deaths are attributed to the distribution of drugs by members of the conspiracy, including the father of one of the conspirators.

According to the superseding indictment, members of the conspiracy possessed firearms in furtherance of their drug trafficking activities, sometimes purchasing firearms from drug customers and paying the customers with drugs in exchange for the firearms. In addition, the conspirators allegedly took steps to avoid detection by law enforcement, including: conducting counter-surveillance; rotating the use of vehicles and residences used to store narcotics; changing locations in Baltimore to conduct drug transactions; frequently changing cell phones; and using encrypted phone applications to prevent interception of drug-trafficking communications by law enforcement.

The following defendants are charged in the superseding indictment unsealed today:

Michael Bailey, age 30, of Winchester, Maryland;

Donte Bennett, a/k/a Tay, age 27, of Baltimore, Maryland;

Darlene Best, age 56, of Baltimore;

Gregory Butler, a/k/a Sags and Little Dick, age 28, of Baltimore;

Juawan Davis, a/k/a Fat Daddy, age 24, of Baltimore;

Timothy Downing, age 35, of Mount Airy, Maryland;

Edward Buddy Hall, a/k/a Gwar, age 54, of Baltimore;

Syed Hussain, age 25, of Virginia;

Ryan Johnson, age 26, of Montgomery County, Maryland;

Cindy Legard, age 31, of Bunker Hill, West Virginia;

Kareem Mack, a/k/a K Mack, age 29, of Baltimore;

Terrance Medley, a/k/a Mazzi, age 35, of Baltimore;

Russell Oliver, age 43, of Bunker Hill, West Virginia;

Davon Owens, a/k/a Gusto, age 31, of Baltimore;

Desmond Ringgold, a/k/a Worm and Fool, age 28, of Baltimore;

James Henry Roberts, a/k/a Bub, age 29, of Baltimore;

Tirrel Saunders, a/k/a Pretty, age 32, of Baltimore;

Gary Smith, age 20, of Virginia;

Ann Waugh-Hixon, age 48, of Berkeley County;

Laura Warner, age 36, of Berkeley County;

Emanuel Watkins, age 62, of Baltimore; and

John Wolfrey, age 39, of Berkeley County, West Virginia.

Ten defendants face a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison, ten defendants face a maximum of life in prison, and two defendants face a maximum of 20 years in prison on the drug conspiracy charge. Legard, Hussain, Smith, Mack, Davis, Wolfrey, Bailey, Johnson, Warner, Waugh-Hixon, Owens, and Roberts also face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for possessing with intent to distribute heroin, crack cocaine, or fentanyl. Davis, Owens, Hall, Butler, Roberts, and Medley also face a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison, consecutive to any other sentence, and a maximum sentence of life in prison for possession of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime. Finally, Owens, Hall, Butler, Roberts, and Medley face a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for possession of a firearm and ammunition by a prohibited person.

Twenty-one defendants have been arrested. Eighteen of those defendants are detained, and two defendants have been released under the supervision of U.S. Pretrial Services. Emanuel Watkins is still being sought.

An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings.

United States Attorney Robert K. Hur commended the FBI, the DEA, the Montgomery County and the Baltimore Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Hur commended the U.S. Postal Inspection Service; the City of Rockville Police Department; the Baltimore County, Howard County, and Montgomery County Police Departments; the Frederick County Sheriffโ€™s Office; the Maryland State Police; the West Virginia State Police; the Virginia State Police; the Warren County (VA) Sheriffโ€™s Department; the Winchester (VA) and Front Royal (VA) Police Departments; and the Frederick County and Howard County Stateโ€™s Attorneyโ€™s Offices. Mr. Hur thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Matthew DellaBetta and Michael Goldsticker, who are prosecuting this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case.
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Congratulations great job.

Great job! Thank you.

Thank you so much!!! Great job!!

Cudos to the VSP!

Maybe we need a wall between us and Baltimore!!! ๐Ÿ˜ง๐Ÿ˜ง

Great job to all who participated in obtaining these indictments.

Great job!

Gregory Butler got shafted when they handed out street names

Great job...

Way to go! Thank you for your service to help our community.

Good job guys, thanks for keeping our State safe

Great job! Bust them all!

Good work! I also couldn't help to notice that it doesn't show the county or city for the individuals from Virginia.

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Now, go find more of them

Such interesting nicknames for some of the defendants

Congratulations

Beast Mode

Good bust.

Great Job everyone!

. For 38 years of my life I never thought I had close relationships with so many drug addicts other than my sisters who are hooked on pills, a couple of old friends & coworkers with pill addiction then I got divorced & after ten years living in utter unprotected hell from the world I’ve learned the man I was married to for nearly 20 years had been a crank addict in the military, his sister’s cocaine dealer was my friend’s daughter’s godfather, my own father had been in the cocaine scene & had threatened to kill me & my mom after my mom left the marriage & met more meth addicts, drug dealers & dirty cops, feds & former cops & feds than I ever, ever in my wildest nightmares would’ve thought existed outside the pages of a fictional novel. The result of the past ten years is that I have finally given up on every person I know because drug dealers, drug users, & every other deviant criminal in my realm of the world contributes more to the economy & popularity of the municipalities of the states along the east coast than any decent person who might care about victims does.

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We remember...because we were there. #hokienation #VT

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Thank you VSP for being there. Thank you to all first responders and civilians who were there. God bless all of you.

Thank you VSP for your service then and now.

We will never forget. Thank you VSP for all you do for all the communities. We Back the Blue.

What a horrible day that was...broke my โค.

Today we all are Hokies

Will always remember that dayโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™

My children and I were on our way back from a family reunion is SC. When we stopped for lunch, it was all over the news with sketchy details. The remainder of our ride left a sickening feeling.

I was near Blacksburg that day

My mom was a secretary for BCI in Wytheville, she said the guys that went talked about how erie it was that cell phones all over that area of campus were ringing and some wouldn't ever be answered again.

I had Retired the first day of April that year ... I wanted to be back in uniform and headed to Virginia Tech that day ... that bothered me for a while ......

I remember when this happened, I could not believe what I was hearing. May God Bless the loss ones and everyone affected by this tragedyโค๏ธ Thanks to the VSP and all the first responders you are appreciated.

Remember that day, was secretary in Area 43. I think of all the families today but also all of our first responders. First responders spent many days there.

VIrginia Tech ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค

Thank You ALL!!

Remember the women raped and murdered, for MONEY, in the State of VA...........I WAS THERE, begging for Justice. The only word counting with them was CASE MONEY..........three million dollars of case disbursements from the RAPE OF A CHILD, was never enough for them, I remember because I was there.........selling BABIES, into FORCED ADOPTIONS, was never enough for them, I remember because I was there................

Lee White

And thank god you were!

Prayers for our Law Enforcement ๐Ÿ’™

I was also as a Crisis Chaplain. It was with the support of VSP when we Chaplains broke down, that we remained standing and strong during this tragedy. I was blessed by the presence of VSP throughout the days!

A shout out to all Public Safety Telecommunicators this week! Thank you, #VSP Dispatchers & Call Takers, for always being there for us...every second of every day. #ServeAboveSelf #ntw2019 #911dispatchers ... See MoreSee Less

A shout out to all Public Safety Telecommunicators this week! Thank you, #VSP Dispatchers & Call Takers, for always being there for us...every second of every day. #ServeAboveSelf #ntw2019 #911dispatchers

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Thank you for taking care of retired 506

Thank you for your service Dispatchers ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›God Bless You ๐Ÿ™

Thank you for being the life-line! God bless you all.

Thank you for taking care of retired 506

Yes, we appreciate them. They are a very integral part of the team to keep things running smoothly. Hats off to them. Thank you Dispatchers!

God bless all,of you. Thank,you for all,you do

Dispatchers rock!

GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!

What a good job amen

There needs to be something that represents tow drivers my husband and brother in law work these roads all hours of the day and night we need awareness for them!!! Too..... they are who are there to help keep these roads clear

Never felt alone when I was working , I knew the Dispatchers had my back and they would keep a check on me ..... Thank You guys ...

From a prior VB911 calltaker, thank you!

God Bless Our VSP Dispatchers, They're always on 'Our' side!

Dispatchers are the only ones who can tell troopers where to go and get away with it! For all you do dispatchers, this post is for you!

Blessings to you and the work that you do!

Thank you !

Jennifer Ann Cook โค

Mary Jo Bass McKenzie ๐Ÿ’ž

Kelsey Coffey. We appreciate you and all you do!!

Thank you Virginia Union University, Virginia Commonwealth University & Liberty University Helms School of Government students for spending your day with #VSP to learn more about all we have to offer aspiring criminal justice majors! Best of luck with your studies & we hope to see you back at VSP as a Trooper-Trainee! #ValorServicePride #BlueandGray #WhereTroopersAreMade ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you Virginia Union University, Virginia Commonwealth University & Liberty University Helms School of Government students for spending your day with #VSP to learn more about all we have to offer aspiring criminal justice majors! Best of luck with your studies & we hope to see you back at VSP as a Trooper-Trainee! #ValorServicePride #BlueandGray #WhereTroopersAreMade

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I thank you for your service and sacrifice

Great Job Recruiters of the VSP

You all besafe

6 days ago

Virginia State Police

Ladies, be safe. Women are more likely than men to text and drive. If you’re texting, you’re not driving. #DDAM #VAHwySafety ... See MoreSee Less

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More gender based bias from the VSP. ?Businessmen don't text and drive?

Nope. I speak only for myself.

I speak at Driver improvement classes on seat belt safety, texting and driving, and drinking and driving. I also have a video showing.how uncertain life is .

You can't text if it's put away!

I'm seeing a lot of men shaving wile driveing. My truck won't allow me to use my phone while driving or I'd turn them in.

Please be alert to debris & downed power lines today. #MoveOver for Virginia Department of Transportation (#VDOT) crews & utility crews across western & central #Virginia & #NOVA. Today's strong winds may knock down more trees & lines, like this one at #VSP Academy in Chesterfield County, Virginia. #DriveForConditions #VAHwySafety Virginia Department of Emergency Management Public Safety Virginia ... See MoreSee Less

Please be alert to debris & downed power lines today. #MoveOver for Virginia Department of Transportation (#VDOT) crews & utility crews across western & central #Virginia & #NOVA. Todays strong winds may knock down more trees & lines, like this one at #VSP Academy in Chesterfield County, Virginia. #DriveForConditions #VAHwySafety Virginia Department of Emergency Management Public Safety Virginia

#VSP Admin HQ at 7700 Midlothian Turnpike in North Chesterfield County, Virginia will remain CLOSED today - Monday, April 15, 2019 - due to ongoing power outages. Non-essential employees are not to report to SPHQ today. Public Safety Virginia ... See MoreSee Less

#VSP Admin HQ at 7700 Midlothian Turnpike in North Chesterfield County, Virginia will remain CLOSED today - Monday, April 15, 2019 - due to ongoing power outages. Non-essential employees are not to report to SPHQ today. Public Safety Virginia

#VSP SPHQ Employee Alert: Due to the ongoing power outage at the Virginia State Police Administrative Headquarters (SPHQ) in North Chesterfield County, the offices will be following a delayed opening. All non-essential personnel are to report to work at 10:00 a.m. Monday (April 15, 2019). Offices also closed to the public until 10 a.m. ... See MoreSee Less

#VSP SPHQ Employee Alert: Due to the ongoing power outage at the Virginia State Police Administrative Headquarters (SPHQ) in North Chesterfield County, the offices will be following a delayed opening.  All non-essential personnel are to report to work at 10:00 a.m. Monday (April 15, 2019). Offices also closed to the public until 10 a.m.

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UPDATE: #VSP Admin HQ at 7700 Midlothian Turnpike in North Chesterfield County, Virginia will remain CLOSED today - Monday, April 15, 2019 - due to ongoing power outages. Non-essential employees are not to report to SPHQ today.

6 days ago

Virginia State Police

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Highway safety shouldn't have a month. It should be 24/7/365!!!!! 366 for leap years!

Troopers are excluded from this obviously. Cutting people off and brake checking them is just part of the job. Who cares if they cause an accident right?

.......and every month is pray for Officers Everywhere Month.

In division 4 area 30 office area there is a new trooper car I have seen a few times. I was wondering if you all are going with this new paint scheme. Also do you all have a photo of it so I can show my husband. I have been telling him about it but he has never seen it and everytime I see it I can not get a photo. It is a marked car but very different then the others

If you see a cruiser, whether marked or unmarked pulled over - MOVE OVER!

Every month, day and hour should focus on highway safety!

Then now is a great time to have an officer or more post up near the battlefield/greenbrier exits so maybe someone doesn’t get killed! Two nights in a row I’ve seen cars speeding through there almost hitting other cars (including mine ๐Ÿ˜ก) thinking it’s their own personal speedway!!!!!

Put your £Ω[€¡μเธฏ phone away and pay attention! Highway Safety 101

Fight for no cellphone use in moving cars and police safety every day.

VSP, question, Did your department ever have an 80's Foxbody 5.0 SSP?

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With severe weather pushing across #virginia tonight, please stay #WeatherAware...and know the difference between a Warning & Watch...

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Mikayla Campbell

Thank you ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™Be safe every body!๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™

Thank you

Haley Burns

Haley Burns

Good reminder

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Thank You! ๐Ÿ’™

Following

Following

Old fashioned speeding time clocked a douchebag motorist pulling 80 mph on US 17 through Warrenton around 19:45. Black Subaru Outback > VA Tag illegible through the downpour. I hope one of the area State Police traffic patrol caught

Guess who will be making headlines on ABC 8News - WRIC tonight at 5:30 p.m...VSP's brother/sister bloodhound duo, Liberty & Justice, and their Academy pup-mate, Gus! ๐Ÿพ (And...apparently the dogs aren't the only uncooperative ones when it comes to looking in the same direction for a photo shoot...๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿพ) Sara McCloskey - Journalist ... See MoreSee Less

Guess who will be making headlines on ABC 8News - WRIC tonight at 5:30 p.m...VSPs brother/sister bloodhound duo, Liberty & Justice, and their Academy pup-mate, Gus! ๐Ÿพ (And...apparently the dogs arent the only uncooperative ones when it comes to looking in the same direction for a photo shoot...๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿพ) Sara McCloskey - Journalist

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Love it Congratulations VSP K-9 unit.

Love it congratulations

What a great photo! God bless and protect our two and four legged Troopers!!

Good looking Troopers! Sorry to have missed their TV appearance, but I just read the post. Maybe VSP can post it for those of us that missed it. ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

Congratulations

CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!

Love it

Congratulations

awe!!! ๐Ÿถโค๏ธ Did you name them after the occupants of the bald-eagles Nest located high above the MPA #DC?

What a team! Congratulations!!

Congratulations

They are getting so big!!!!!

Enzo where is your cover. Rick H.

Kelly Diaz

Great news!

Sick

Can you guys get a new hat for the dude in the middle? He left it out in the sun too long. ๐Ÿ˜…

Look how much they have grown. Would trade mine.

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Love it

Congratulations

1 week ago

Virginia State Police

April is #VAHwySafetyMonth and Natl Distracted Driving Awareness Month. #JustDrive #ArriveAliveIt’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month! Join us and help spread the word about the dangers of distracted driving. Remember, while you are behind the wheel, #JustDrive. ... See MoreSee Less

April is #VAHwySafetyMonth and Natl Distracted Driving Awareness Month. #JustDrive #ArriveAlive

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Should be 24/7/365!!!!!

1 week ago

Virginia State Police

#VAHwySafetyDuring National Work Zone Awareness Week we're bringing work zone safety to the forefront. Safely navigate work zones by following these driving tips:

#NWZAW #DriveLikeYouWorkHere #BeCautious #TheRoadisOurOffice๐Ÿ‘ท‍โ™‚๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘ท
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Slow down, get off the phone. These workers have families also.

And, for God's sake, slow down.

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RIP and God Bless!

A True Virginia Gentleman. Had the pleasure to have him as part of my FTO program. Learned so much from this Man. RIP Sir. You are missed and had an impact on so many people, especially me. Grateful and respect to you. Never forgotten.

RIP God Bless๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Always in memory. God bless your family.

Thanks for your service Sir! RIP

Rest in Peace, thank you for your service

Praying for all past and present officers and their families each day they walk out that door. We Back the Blue.

He's my grandfather

RIP Thank you for you're Service ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

Sad. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Praying for his family on this anniversary ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Never Forget!!!

He was the best

R I P

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Never forgotten.

Thank you.RIP.

Thank u for ur service and helping people

A good man! He spoke to my Driver Educations classes When I taught at Prince George High School in the 70's.

I heard so many good things about Trooper Whitt and I was hoping to meet him and heard he had been killed! Disappointmenting I never met the Legend! Rest in peace my brother!

RIP God Bless

R.I.P., hero. Gone but NEVER FORGOTTEN!

I remember Leo every time I see '751' displayed on a digital clock.....great guy.......

Sad night ..... lost a good Man

NEVER FORGET

Congratulations, #VSP Captain Tricia Powers (center) for being selected for the "2019 Leadership Award" by the Mid-Atlantic Association of Women in Law Enforcement (#MAAWLE). The recipient of this prestigious award must be a law enforcement professional with at least 15 years of law enforcement experience, who has distinguished herself through outstanding accomplishments and contributions spanning her career in law enforcement.

(Left) VSP Deputy Superintendent, Lt. Col. Tracy Russillo, and (right) VSP Salem Division Lt. Becky Crannis-Curl were among the VSP personnel in attendance of this week's MAAWLE Awards Ceremony & 33rd Annual Conference held in Pennsylvania.

Capt. Powers began her career with VSP in November 1993. During her 25-year law enforcement career, she has distinguished herself through outstanding accomplishments, leadership and contributions not only to the Virginia State Police, but to the nation. With a proven record of success, through partnership, engagement, and communication, Capt. Powerโ€™s has embraced new challenges and continues to exceed expectations and provide deliverables that have enhanced the overall capabilities of VSP.

Capt. Powers currently serves as the Division Commander of the VSP Criminal Justice Information Services (#CJIS) Division.
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Congratulations, #VSP Captain Tricia Powers (center) for being selected for the 2019 Leadership Award by the Mid-Atlantic Association of Women in Law Enforcement (#MAAWLE). The recipient of this prestigious award must be a law enforcement professional with at least 15 years of law enforcement experience, who has distinguished herself through outstanding accomplishments and contributions spanning her career in law enforcement. 

(Left) VSP Deputy Superintendent, Lt. Col. Tracy Russillo, and (right) VSP Salem Division Lt. Becky Crannis-Curl were among the VSP personnel in attendance of this weeks MAAWLE Awards Ceremony & 33rd Annual Conference held in Pennsylvania.

Capt. Powers began her career with VSP  in November 1993. During her 25-year law enforcement career, she has distinguished herself through outstanding accomplishments, leadership and contributions not only to the Virginia State Police, but to the nation. With a proven record of success, through partnership, engagement, and communication, Capt. Powerโ€™s has embraced new challenges and continues to exceed expectations and provide deliverables that have enhanced the overall capabilities of VSP. 

Capt. Powers currently serves as the Division Commander of the VSP Criminal Justice Information Services (#CJIS) Division.

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Congratulations Captain Powers

Congratulations Captain Powers!!! We are so proud!!! ๐Ÿ’– Well deserved!!!

Congratulations Captain Powers!! Way to represent!! Well done!!

Congratulations ๐ŸŽ‰Thanks for your service!

Congratulations! Thank you all for keeping us safe.

Congratulations, Tricia! I know some proud parents!

That’s awesome!! Congratulations

Congratulations Tricia! Great accomplishment!

Congrats, Capt. Powers! Thank you for what you do.

Congratulations. Great picture of great leaders.

Trish you look awesome!!! Congratulations

Congratulations! Way to go! Proud of you Sis In-law!!!

Congratulations know Dad and the rest of the family is beaming with joy.

Congratulations and Thank You all for your Service

Congratulations on the award. Very impressive. Benny has been a Big influence on your career. Well deserved.

congrats ; thanks for your service

Congratulations Captain Powers! Outstanding role model for young girls/women!

Congratulations. Thanks so much for your service.

Congratulations Thank you for you service.

Congratulations, what an honor.

Top fan here, good job ladies! You make me proud!!

Congratulations and thanks for your service to the Commonwealth

Congratulations Captain Powers! You deserve this award!

Congratulations Captain powers well done

Congratulations!! Thank you for your service!!!

1 week ago

Virginia State Police

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Four More Defendants Sentenced in Drug Conspiracy that Trafficked Crystal Ice, Oxycodone and Other Drugs into Virginia from Georgia

Abingdon, VIRGINIA โ€“ Four members of a drug distribution organization that trafficked methamphetamine, heroin, oxycodone, cocaine, and other drugs from Georgia into Southwest Virginia were sentenced recently in federal court on drug conspiracy charges, United States Attorney Thomas T. Cullen and Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced.

In a hearing last week, Timothy Terrell Peek, 34, of Union Point, Georgia, was sentenced to 108 monthsโ€™ incarceration. He previously pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, heroin, oxycodone, cocaine, and alprazolam.

Also in recent weeks, Douglas Michael Urnick, 36, of Coeburn, Va., was sentenced to 24 monthsโ€™ incarceration; Dale August Leichtenberg, 39, of Saint Charles, Va., was sentenced to 5 monthsโ€™ incarceration; and Rebecca Owens, 58, of Big Stone Gap, Va., was sentenced to a period of three yearsโ€™ probation. Each defendant previously pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, to include methamphetamine, heroin, oxycodone, and alprazolam.

โ€œIn 2017, more than 72,000 Americans died from fatal drug overdosesโ€”more than the total number of U.S. troops killed during the Vietnam War,โ€ U.S. Attorney Cullen stated. โ€œHeroin, fentanyl, and other prescription opioids are the leading causes of this death epidemic, which has also devastated the Western District of Virginia. As U.S. Attorney, I am committed to working with our federal, state, and local partners to target individuals and organizations primarily responsible for importing, distributing, and unlawfully prescribing these deadly substances and sending them to federal prison. We are also committed to meaningful prevention and recovery initiatives, recognizing that we canโ€™t arrest our way out of this crisis.โ€

โ€œPrescription drug abuse remains a concern throughout Virginia and my team and I work diligently with our law enforcement partners to bring those who distribute drugs in the Commonwealth to justice,โ€ Virginia Attorney General Herring said today. โ€œWe appreciate the hard work and dedication of our law enforcement partners in connection with this investigation. My office will continue our work to address the prescription drug epidemic in the Commonwealth to make our communities safer.โ€

In all, 11 individuals are charged as part of this drug trafficking conspiracy. One defendant remains scheduled for sentencing in October 2019. The two lead defendants are scheduled for trial in September 2019.

According to court records and evidence presented at previous hearings by Special Assistant United States Attorney and Virginia Assistant Attorney General Suzanne Kerney-Quillen, these defendants conspired to traffic a variety of controlled substances, including methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, morphine, oxycodone, and alprazolam, from sources in Watkinsville, Athens, and Augusta, Georgia, into Southwest Virginia for redistribution. The organization operated primarily in Lee and Wise counties from November 2016 through March 1, 2018. Arrests on March 1, 2018, resulted in the seizure of approximately 197 grams of crystal ice methamphetamine, in addition to heroin, cocaine, morphine, and oxycodone, with a street value of nearly $30,000.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Southwest Virginia Drug Task Force, Virginia State Police, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Lee County Sheriffโ€™s Office, Scott County Sheriffโ€™s Office, Wise County Sheriffโ€™s Office, Norton Police Department, Big Stone Gap Police Department, and the U.S. Marshals also assisted with the execution of search warrants and arrests connected with this case. Special Assistant United States Attorney M. Suzanne Kerney-Quillen, a Virginia Assistant Attorney General assigned to the Attorney Generalโ€™s Major Crimes and Emerging Threats Section, prosecuted the case for the United States.
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Thank you VSP...Another example of your dedication to our communities everywhere.

Thank you VSP for your tireless work to find, arrest, and convict the individuals who responsible for this scourge. Stay safe VSP!

Great job everyone thank you for all you do for our community besafe

Keep up the good work Virginia State Police. Your hard work doesn't go unnoticed. May God bless you.

VSP remains the # 1 Law Enforcement in Virginia

Hope they can seize some property and put some $$ back in to the fight!

Well done!! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

Great Job VSP

Well done

Thank you

Well done

2 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

VSP K9, Gunner, Receives Donation of Body Armor from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

Virginia State Police Department’s K9 Gunner’s has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Gunner’s vest is sponsored by Margie Bandas of Richmond, Va., and is embroidered with the sentiment “In honor of Nicolas Castrinos, Richmond VA.”

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,300 protective vests in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over $5.7 million dollars.

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283, and a five-year warranty and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.
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What a beautiful dog! So glad he has this!

Stay safe out there !!!!!

Thank you for keeping him safe

Amazing . #Gunner

He is rocking his vest!

Great for the officer.

All of our working dogs need this

WOW

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VSP K9, Gunner, Receives Donation of Body Armor from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

Virginia State Police Departmentโ€™s K9 Gunnerโ€™s has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Gunnerโ€™s vest is sponsored by Margie Bandas of Richmond, Va., and is embroidered with the sentiment โ€œIn honor of Nicolas Castrinos, Richmond VA.โ€

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,300 protective vests in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over $5.7 million dollars.

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 โ€“ $2,283, and a five-year warranty and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.
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VSP K9, Gunner, Receives Donation of Body Armor from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

Virginia State Police Departmentโ€™s K9 Gunnerโ€™s has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.  K9 Gunnerโ€™s vest is sponsored by Margie Bandas of Richmond, Va., and is embroidered with the sentiment โ€œIn honor of Nicolas Castrinos, Richmond VA.โ€

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,300 protective vests in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over $5.7 million dollars.

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 โ€“ $2,283, and a five-year warranty and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

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Love it. Thankful for donations for the K9. ♥๏ธ๐Ÿ™

Love the new vest for him God bless

Thx Virginia State Police For sharing K9 Gunners new Super Vest

God bless and protect you Gunner ♥๏ธ

I love having the honor of being a top fan for the VSP! VA is where I want to live one day. I think coming to Virginia Tech this fall for grad school is the start! Coming from far-flung Washington State I believe shows my determination.

So happy for you .thank you for your service.

Thanks so much for getting this dog a vest!!!

Wonderful! K-9’s need protection, too!

Looking good Gunner. Many thanks to you and your human partners for all you do.

Awesome

Awesome

Awesome

Awesome

Thank you for making sure the K-9's are protected.

Wonderful & Kind Thx so much for Sharing

Love it!

Great

Great

This makes my heart happy! K-9 LEO’s need as much body armor and protection as their handlers.

I'm actually appalled that these vests aren't considered essential equipment and provided by the police departments to all officers - human and canine.

Stay safe.Thanks to all of you.God Bless

Sad that a dog vest costs twice as human vest.

Safety for k 9 and yourselves is very important for all of you I thank all of you

God Bless

2 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

#VAHwySafety for every person & vehicle on every road in Virginia! #NWZAW #ArriveAlive

Virginia Department of Transportation
Ask yourself this - if you knew the people working in #workzones, would you be more careful when traveling through them?

#IfYouKnewThem #NWZAW #DriveLikeYouWorkHere
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They are in my daily prayers for safety.

Well done! Awesome job and gets the point across!

The penalty for speeding in a work zone should be an 8 hour shift with the Vdot roadside assistance folks. Let the violator see what it's like to stand inches from the roadway as cars recklessly speed by as the driver checks his/her phone.

Well it's a good thing we can tell this is a staged video, there's no way that many VDOT workers would actually be working! #WeDoKnowThem #TheyDontWorkThatHard #TooMuchManualLabor #WorkLikeWePaidForIt

At least do what PA does and only enforce workzone speed limits when work is going on and the lights are flashing. No need to enforce a 55 in a 65 at 2am when no one is there (baring special circumstances like road conditions/narrow Lane's/etc.).

W. C

#slowdown #moveover

#VSP Trooper Dan Giles was met today with big smiles and High Fives at Elk Knob Elementary School in Lee County for Career Day! #ValorServicePride #FutureTroopers Lee County Public Schools ... See MoreSee Less

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So proud of him.

Hannah Giles

Great job and great picture

Congratulations

GOOD JOB

Angie Giles

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"This is your Squad. Know who's next to you. Know everyone in your Squad. Know everyone in your Platoon." Those were the directives issued by VSP Academy Sgt. Patrick Green to the 130th Basic Session this afternoon during Military Drill. #ValorServicePride #WhereTroopersAreMade #Hiring ... See MoreSee Less

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Steven Thompson

I love seeing the academy transitions, and improvements. Keep up the great work.

This is a good program t.co/DwSl2tXIEm?amp=1

Congratulations to you all you are joining a great team of troopers everyone besafe

Best of luck to some very brave young people...stay the course..you all have the power to be one of the best... ๐Ÿ’™"A Virginia Trooper"๐Ÿ’™

Thank you to all those who serve and who have retired. .. VA State Police

Way too Go! ๐Ÿ’™

Keep up the good work ! Can’t help but notice new duty belt training gear ??

You all ROCK!

Hang in there, you can do it

May God bless each and every one of you.

Godspeed ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™

I find the folks who gave angry faces at the one picture hilarious.

God Bless

-- Great group!

Looks great

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DRESS RIGHT!!!!!

Reminds me of BCT

Holly Michelle Capehart! There's your sister on the front row.

2 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the community for information and tips that led to the arrest of Eric Rodney Lee.
At 3:06 p.m. Monday, the Tri-County Drug and Gang Task Force was following up on information when an individual related to the investigation barricaded himself inside a residence in the 2600 block of Double Bridges Road in Lunenburg County. Additional Virginia State Police and Lunenburg Co. Sheriff’s Office resources responded to the scene to negotiate a safe surrender of the male subject. At approximately 8 p.m., Eric Rodney Lee, 21, of Charlotte Co. was taken into custody without further incident and was charged with Failure to Appear in the Lunenburg Circuit Court and Distribution of Methamphetamine in the Circuit Court of Charlotte Co. A second individual Shannon Nicole Spillman, 23, of Drakes Branch, Virginia was charged with Obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer. The
Tri-County Drug and Gang Task Force is comprised of Narcotics Investigators and Special Agents from the Charlotte Co. Sheriff's Office, Lunenburg Co. Sheriff's Office, and VA State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Appomattox Field
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You should have arrested this man earlier in life for the number of sweaters he ruined with that bigass melon.

#Virginia Senior Alert CANCELLED: Missing #PrinceGeorgeCounty, VA Man has been SAFELY LOCATED!

The Prince George County Police Department is searching for Mr. Askia Hasan, 73, who was last seen April 8, 2019 at his residence on Indian Road in the county - but with a #Petersburg address.

Mr. Hasan is 5'8 in height and weighs 140 lbs. He was last seen wearing a purple shirt, black pants and brown dress shoes.

Mr. Hasan suffers from a cognitive impairment and his disappearance poses a credible threat to his health and safety. He may need medical attention.

Anyone with information about Mr. Hasan is asked to please call 911 or #77 on a cell phone or the Prince George County Police at 804-733-2770.

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#Virginia Senior Alert CANCELLED: Missing #PrinceGeorgeCounty, VA Man has been SAFELY LOCATED!

The Prince George County Police Department is searching for Mr. Askia Hasan, 73, who was last seen April 8, 2019 at his residence on Indian Road in the county - but with a #Petersburg address. 

Mr. Hasan is 58 in height and weighs 140 lbs. He was last seen wearing a purple shirt, black pants and brown dress shoes. 

Mr. Hasan suffers from a cognitive impairment and his disappearance poses a credible threat to his health and safety. He may need medical attention.

Anyone with information about Mr. Hasan is asked to please call 911 or #77 on a cell phone or the Prince George County Police at 804-733-2770. 

http://www.vasenioralert.com/

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@PRINCEGEORGEPDVA has notified VSP that Mr. Hasan has been safely located. #Virginia #SeniorAlert CANCELLED.

Yay! Continued Prayers

Yes

10-4

Praying ๐Ÿ™

It's a great day at VSP when you can help another - 2 or 4 legged - being... #AnimalRescue #ValorServicePride ... See MoreSee Less

Its a great day at VSP when you can help another - 2 or 4 legged - being... #AnimalRescue #ValorServicePride

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Thank you, VSP!! May God bless you all and keep you safe.

you two look so happy !!!

Thanks for all you do for the great state of Virginia.

Thank you โค๏ธโค๏ธ

Awesome! Great photo and rescue too.

Thank you VSP!

Thank you.

Keep up the great work

Positive press is what's needed. Too often only negative!

Thank youโคโคโค

Thank you for your service and sacrifice

All Lives Matter

protect and serve all ๐Ÿ‘

Virginia's finest. VSP

yes covering the commonwealth with diversified talent and saving someone's bacon. we go to the Manassas church of Christ and I remember several years ago, someone noticed a hog / pig running through the lawn and they caught it without the service being disrupted or anyone the wiser.

VSP ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’ช

Way to go Troopers! Helping all who need you!๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค

#Virginia Victory! So be a winner, too, and #DontDUI home from your #WatchParty! #DriveSober or find a sober, safe ride home. #VAHwySafety #ArriveAlive (TY Virginia Department of Transportation for this great Tweet we just "borrowed" for FB! ๐Ÿ˜‰) ... See MoreSee Less

#Virginia Victory! So be a winner, too, and #DontDUI home from your #WatchParty! #DriveSober or find a sober, safe ride home. #VAHwySafety #ArriveAlive (TY Virginia Department of Transportation for this great Tweet we just borrowed for FB! ๐Ÿ˜‰)

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Charlottesville, a drinking town with a football problem.

Be safe.

2 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

VSP Lt. Colonel Matt Hanley was honored to be among those speaking at tonight's annual vigil honoring #VDOT workers killed in work zones on #Virginia highways. We all work together to protect one another...and make certain we all go home at the end of our shifts.

#NWZAW #TowardZeroDeaths #VA #VAHwySafety #ArriveAlive
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VSP Lt. Colonel Matt Hanley was honored to be among those speaking at tonights annual vigil honoring #VDOT workers killed in work zones on #Virginia highways. We all work together to protect one another...and make certain we all go home at the end of our shifts.  

 #NWZAW #TowardZeroDeaths #VA #VAHwySafety #ArriveAlive

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ENFORCEMENT PLEASE!...

This is profound. One man's name should be on there from Front Royal, Va. Jimmy Cameron my childhood neighbor.

Glad something is trying to be done. I have been struggling physically and mentally for 20 years after getting run over in a work zone in Springfield, VA. (12/7/98) assisting on a accident with Safety Service Patrol. Some days you wish you were on that memorial on Afton Mountain instead of having the constant pain. No amount of money or sorries can bring back that health.

2 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

Virginia Department of Transportation
National Work Zone Awareness Week by the numbers #VA #VDOT #NWZAW #DriveLikeYouWorkHere๐Ÿ‘ท‍โ™‚๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘ท
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Hopefully the VSP can help persuade the legislatures in Va to go to hands free cell phone use only.

Glad something is trying to be done. I have been struggling physically and mentally for 20 years after getting run over in a work zone in Springfield, VA. (12/7/98) assisting on a accident with Safety Service Patrol. Some days you wish you were on that memorial on Afton Mountain instead of having the constant pain. No amount of money or sorries can bring back that health.

2 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

Be Weather Wary! Reminder - #Virginia law requires headlights on when using your windshield wipers. #VAHwySafety #DriveForConditions #BuckleUpEnhanced to Slight severe storm threat across much of the area this Mon evening with the primary threat damaging winds. There is also the threat of heavy rain and flooding from Central VA to Hampton Roads. Timing of strongest storms is from 6 pm through midnight. #vawx #RVA #ncwx ... See MoreSee Less

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So when I’m just letting the RAINX let the water just blow off my windshield I can turn off my headlights the way the law is stated. It should say if it’s raining or dark your head lights should be on

How about Lights in the dusk and dawn hours

Just cruise up and down 64 in Rainer dusk and ya'll get more violators than you can count. Lights on people. It's not a matter whether you can see other drivers, it's about other drivers being able to see YOU.

Does the headlight requirement include INTERMITTENT wiper use?

"Weary" or "wary"? Just messing around. I certainly appreciate everything ya'll do and the risks you take.

Did you mean wary instead of weary? One means alert the other means tired. ๐Ÿ™‚

No good having the law if law enforcement ain't gonna stop you for it. Just like to may other laws in Va, they have to stop you for something else.

I wish this was enforced. It’s my biggest pet peeve as a truck driver. Especially state troopers driving without their headlights on! I’ve even contacted my delegate about stricter enforcement. Please enforce this more Virginia State Police

Say again for the people FROM OTHER STATES...

Thanks for the update. VSP help the community in many ways.,

Thank you for the update.

2 weeks ago

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2 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

April is #VAHwySafety Month! Let's #ArriveAliveIn 2018, there were 126 distraction-related traffic fatalities in Virginia. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Please share. #DDAM ... See MoreSee Less

April is #VAHwySafety Month! Lets #ArriveAlive

2 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

National Work Zone Awareness Week is here. Take a look at 2018 work zones by the numbers. Remember to proceed with caution and be safe when driving AND working in #workzones #DriveLikeYouWorkHere #NWZAW ๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿ‘ท‍โ™‚๏ธ ... See MoreSee Less

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What is the number of LEO,s hit by drivers?

Please drivers, heed this warning and slow down in the work zones. Everyone’s life is precious.

I'd like much less, but second best ain't bad considering 81. Keep rocking it lower SHD!

. Reminds me of those Kids First palm prints on VA Motor Vehicle tags.

I'm sorry but some construction workers act like idiots and cross heavy traveled roads during morning rush hour while other idiot motorists (i.e. teenage drivers) heavy on the accelerator and texting on their phones. Virginia State Police about time to send a trooper to sit on VA-630 in Stafford County between VA 628 - Ramoth Church/Winding Creek and I-95. Issue uniform summons to lead foot drivers and jaywalking construction workers.

2 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

#VSP extends its heartfelt condolences & prayers to the California Highway Patrol and the family of Sgt. Steve Licon, yet another victim of an "errant driver." Plz be alert for public safety & emergency responders working on our highways. #MoveOver #VAHwySafetyOur hearts are heavy after the immeasurable loss of a friend, father, husband, and hero. Sergeant Steve Licon, #13348, of the CHP Riverside Area made the ultimate sacrifice today while serving his community. Rest easy brother, we have the watch from here. ... See MoreSee Less

#VSP extends its heartfelt condolences & prayers to the California Highway Patrol and the family of Sgt. Steve Licon, yet another victim of an errant driver. Plz be alert for public safety & emergency responders working on our highways. #MoveOver #VAHwySafety

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Prayers being lifted for all family and friends ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

RIP.....Prayers for the family.

Praying for his love ones!!!

Prayers for all involved RIP THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

Prayers. so sorry for your loss

Prayers for his family

Prayers for family

Rest in peace Sir. Prayers for all who know and love you.

Sorry for your loss ๐Ÿ˜ข

Prayers for family, friends and CHP family.

Prayers Rip Hero thank you for your service

Condolences to Sergeant Licon and his family ๐Ÿ˜ข. Thank you for your service.

Thank you for your service! RIP. Prayers for his family, friends, and CHP family!โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™

Thank you for your service Sgt. Licon. May you Rest In Peace. Prayers for your family.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’”

Prayers for his family and family of brothers. Rest in Peace. Thank you for your service.

Prayers of comfort. Please drivers move over

Thank you for your service r. I. P

RIP. Thank you for your service. Prayers and God Bless for your family.

Rest In Peace Sgt. Licon. Thank you for your service. May God bless and comfort your family and friends.

RIP thank you God Bless

Sending Prayers

Thank you for your service. R.I.P.

My thoughts and prayers go out the family.

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™Prayers for his family.

Thank you for your service. Prayers for the family.

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#VSP Trooper Tyler Schurr & Trooper Sarah Gregory helped Charlottesville, Virginia kick off #NationalCrimeVictimsRightsWeek at IX Art Park today.

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May God keep you all safe.!

Congratulations and Thank you for all that you do!!

Thank all of you Brave Heroes ๐Ÿ‘ฎโค for all you do ! Stay safe ๐Ÿ™ and God Bless !!!

God Bless All Of You... And Thank You For Protecting Us...

Thanks To All Law Enforcement For All They Do , I Pray GOD Keeps All Of You Safe Out There.And Guilds You Safety Home To Your Families.

Thank you, heroes, in blue and gray!

Thank you for your service and protection for your community. They are blessed to have you knowing you are there for them when needed. God Bless all POLICE.

Thank you for your service God bless.

Stay safe! Thank you for all you do for Virginia

Thank you for your service!! Stay safe

Congrats Tyler! Looking Sharp!

Thank you for your service and God’s protection.

May GOD BLESS Our Virginia State Troopers!

Praying daily for all our Virginia State Troopers! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Commonwealth's Finest, God Bless all of our Police.

Thank you for all you do besafe

Prayers for all our officers!

You go Sarah Gregory!!! ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค

Thank you for your service and sacrifice

Congratulations Blue and Gray

Prayers for you all. Sharp looking dressers and a mighty fine police car

Prayers for safety

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Praying for you all

Amen

No wonder this pretty young lady is smiling...she just had her child safety seat checked and sheโ€™s all safe & set to go!! โค๏ธ Plus, sheโ€™s having a blast meeting all kinds of first responders at the Driver Safety Day going on right now at Thomas Road Baptist Church in #Lynchburg! Stop by and check us out! Weโ€™re here until 2 pm today. Lynchburg Police Department Lynchburg Fire Department Yovaso Liberty University ... See MoreSee Less

No wonder this pretty young lady is smiling...she just had her child safety seat checked and sheโ€™s all safe & set to go!! โค๏ธ Plus, sheโ€™s having a blast meeting all kinds of first responders at the Driver Safety Day going on right now at Thomas Road Baptist Church in #Lynchburg! Stop by and check us out! Weโ€™re here until 2 pm today. Lynchburg Police Department Lynchburg Fire Department Yovaso Liberty University

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Great Picture . GOD Bless.

So very proud

Thank you to all officers and staff at VSP for their diligence, professionalism, and dedication to keeping the communities safe. Be safe out there....and We Always Back the Blue! Let’s see RESPECT return to each and every person’s lifestyle.

Gotta keep them kiddos safe!!!

VSP Doing a Great Job as USUAL!!!! Keep up the Great Work Sr Trooper Recruiter Crews

Good bless our State Police+ their support staff.

Really cool, but it’ll be even cooler when that blue and gray is sitting in my driveway, shining like new money

Congratulations young Lady

So lieb๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

Adorable!

God Blesses

Bravo!

good stuff VSP....good stuff...

2 weeks ago

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Move over, slow down, or stay parked at home!

TY NHTSA for bringing added attention to our nation's #MoveOver laws. The loss of lives has been too great on highways in #Illinois #Maine & #Virginia last fall w/the loss of Hanover County Fire-EMS Department's Lt. Brad Clark. Plz #MoveOver for our #safety & yours. #VAHwySafety

VirginiaDMV Virginia Department of Transportation Public Safety Virginia Governor of Virginia

NHTSA
NHTSA Deputy Administrator Heidi R. King urges drivers to #MoveOver when they see first responders stopped on the roadway. Protect those that protect you.
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Try to imagine it's your family member working on the side of the road! You wouldn't want to hit, or anyone to hit them! Move over or slow it down.

Amen to that

VSP Seeking Tips for Stolen Work Zone Construction Equipment

Trooper J.T. Lotts is investigating the theft of an excavator from an Interstate 81 Work Zone in Augusta County, Virginia. The yellow and black, John Deere 60GX Compact Excavator was stolen from the Highway Work Zone construction site along the side of the northbound lanes of I-81 near the 222 mile marker sometime between the afternoon of Saturday, March 30, 2019, and the morning of Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

Anyone who recalls seeing an excavator being removed from the site during this time period or has information about the theft is encouraged to call the Virginia State Police at 434-352-7128 or #77 on a cell phone or email us at questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

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VSP Seeking Tips for Stolen Work Zone Construction Equipment

Trooper J.T. Lotts is investigating the theft of an excavator from an Interstate 81 Work Zone in Augusta County, Virginia. The yellow and black, John Deere 60GX Compact Excavator was stolen from the Highway Work Zone construction site along the side of the northbound lanes of I-81 near the 222 mile marker sometime between the afternoon of Saturday, March 30, 2019, and the morning of Tuesday, April 2, 2019. 

Anyone who recalls seeing an excavator being removed from the site during this time period or has information about the theft is encouraged to call the Virginia State Police at 434-352-7128 or #77 on a cell phone or email us at questions@vsp.virginia.gov. 

(Please note...Attached photo is a LIKENESS of the excavator that was stolen.)

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I hope they find the wankers who did this. Messing up a mans way of feeding his family..... not cool

I see so many trucks hauling construction equipment at night and it's not really marked as to what company owns it I think if we make companies put their names and a phone number on the equipment it would be easier for the public to help the police find the stolen equipment.

Who steals and excavator???!!!

They have cameras and videos at that intersection for VDOT.

Down here in Florida we HAD ALOT EQUIPMENT STOLEN OFF JOBS SOTE SEEMS TO BE A CONNECTION??! HMMM!

Who even thinks to do this?! Unreal.

They should have lojack on them most do

Zachary, appears they don’t only steal farm equipment. Now it’s highway equipment.

2 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

A busted bracket is disappointing, but getting busted for drinking and driving will result in you behind bars. Go for the win and always #DriveSober. #BuzzedDriving is drunk driving. #MarchMadness ... See MoreSee Less

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Amen

Is the cost of your license, potentially your job, and vehicle, let alone the potential for injuring or killing someone, worth that chance?!

VSP, Virginia Department of Transportation and Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department with an overturned tractor-trailer that caught fire Thursday afternoon in the westbound lanes of I-495 near the #VanDorn exit. We're all working together to get the scene under control & cleared for traffic ASAP. TY for your patience. Plz plan ahead. #VAHwySafety ... See MoreSee Less

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Michele Livesay Clark

2 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

April is #VAHwySafety Month...so let's all #SharetheRoad responsibly and #ArriveAlive!In 2018, 75% of all Virginia motor vehicle crashes involving a bicycle happened between April and October.

As temperatures warm up, please slow down, ditch distractions and be alert. #VAHwySafety
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April is #VAHwySafety Month...so lets all #SharetheRoad responsibly and #ArriveAlive!

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Give them room

Bicycles have no place on our nations highways. They are a nuisance and will try anything. Bicycles was at one time a way to get to work. No more. Get them off the highways.

Cyclists must obey traffic laws, also! Many if them do not. I see them running stop signs all the time and they don’t stay in the bike lanes.

Here’s my beef with folks on bicycles in my area (not the die hard cyclists, they obey the laws and keep safety in mind. I’m talking about the impoverished in my area where there is no public transportation and this is their only means of transportation): -Going against traffic -Crossing a lane of traffic to make a turn -Not signaling a stop or turn -Not wearing a helmet -Weaving all over the road -Riding after dark without a way to make them seen (no lights/reflectors, dark clothing) I’m not that old and I remember being taught all of these things as a kid. It absolutely scares me driving and not being able to see them at night.

Ditch the distractions! NOT the cyclist!

It's very disturbing to see the amount of negative comments to this post. I always follow the laws when riding. I am a son, brother, father, and husband, so I hope you'll give me and my fellow two-wheelers three feet or more, and put the electronic devices down.

If they have the right to be on the highway then make them register with the DMV and issue tags. Then we can have a way to report them for not following the laws of the highways.

Let's start ENFORCING some traffic laws state police....

People on here complaining about cyclists when they don't obey traffic laws themselves...hypocrites.

2 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

TY Richmond Police Department for the recognition. We're just thankful Trooper Stuart was in the right place at the right time...and that your officer will make a full recovery. ๐Ÿ’™**UPDATE - We've learned some more details regarding this incident. It turns out, our officer first recognized the symptoms of narcotics exposure and requested the NARCAN. Thankfully, Trooper Stuart had it readily available.

A LIFESAVING MOMENT: On Tuesday night, Virginia State Police Trooper A.T. Stuart was at the Richmond City Justice Center when he noticed one of our officers turn very pale and was having trouble breathing. Trooper Stuart suspected the officer had been exposed to a narcotic while making a drug arrest. He then quickly administered his department-issued NARCAN, saving the officer’s life. The officer was checked out at the hospital and sent home.
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TY Richmond Police Department for the recognition. Were just thankful Trooper Stuart was in the right place at the right time...and that your officer will make a full recovery. ๐Ÿ’™

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Thank God you guys carry Narcan and Trooper Stuart was able to administer it, thus saving the other officers life. Thank You for all you do, stay safe out there.

Great work, Thank you for being there to save another officer!

Thank god Trooper Stuart was there and more for NARCAN that saved his life and that he’s home resting comfortably hopefully

I work with that young Troopers father. Good people. Glad the police officer will be okay.

The job is about all types of situations because of the world we live in. Good Job Officer!!!

Kudos that thin blue line is always keeping us safe. God bless you

Great Job Trooper Stuart!

Thank you for being so observant, Trooper Stuart, and saving the other officer. What a blessing. You both are greatly appreciated for your dedicated service to our Commonwealth and City of Richmond. God bless you always.

Thank you for your service and for always keeping me safe and protecting me. May God Bless you in all you do and keep you safe.

Thanks for all that you and your fellow officers do to keep us safe. Glad this story has a wonderful ending!

Thank you for your service... God Bless you and All the brave men and women .

Thank you for your service Honorably!๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿš” ๐Ÿš” ๐Ÿš” ๐Ÿš” ๐Ÿš” ๐Ÿš” ๐Ÿš” ๐Ÿš” ๐Ÿš”

Bless your heart for all you do. ๐Ÿ’™

Awesome Sir! and best wishes to the RPD Officer, Get Well Soon!

GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL THE OFFICERS-- STAY SAFE

Quick thinking...think you for your service..stay safe and god bless u t00๐Ÿ’•

Thank you sir, and thank you for your service.

Awesome!!! Great job๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Always back the Blue because they've always got your "6"!! Awesome response!! Excellent work!! โž–๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿš”

I just want to say he did an job. Thank you. And to the other officer get well soon.

Thanks to all of you for your service!

Quick response and being on his A game saved a life great job !!!

Congratulations Brother! Well done!๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

While I admire the trooper's actions, the officer was most likely not suffering from an accidental opioid overdose, and almost certainly did not need narcan. A. Paleness and difficulty breathing are not signs of an opioid overdose. Narcan should only be used for someone unresponsive and not breathing. B. It is literally impossible to overdose from an accidental exposure unless you fall face first into a pile of drugs!

Way to Go! Thank you for your service! Stay safe out there!

3 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

VSP extends its condolences and prayers to the Maine State Police Headquarters and the family of Detective Ben Campbell during this difficult time. #RIP #ServiceAndSacrifice #ForeverRememberedSTATE TROOPER DIES IN CRASH ALONG INTERSTATE

State Police say a trooper was struck and killed this morning in a crash on Interstate 95 in Hampden. The crash took place south of the Colebrook Road overpass just after 7:30AM. The southbound lanes at the crash site have been closed and traffic is being diverted at the Colebrook exit. The trooper was out of his vehicle at the site of disabled car along the Interstate and the other vehicle involved in the crash was a tractor trailer . The trooper was rushed by ambulance to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor where he died.

State Police say a news conference is likely at 3 this afternoon at the State Police barracks in Bangor to give out additional details of the crash and the identity of the trooper.
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VSP extends its condolences and prayers to the Maine State Police Headquarters and the family of Detective Ben Campbell during this difficult time. #RIP #ServiceAndSacrifice #ForeverRemembered

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Prayers for your family friends and coworkers rip Hero

Prayers for the Trooper, and his family.

RIP.......Prayers for the family.

Prayers for the Officer family, friends and working family

Praying for his family and friends

Heartbreaking. Sending prayers for family and friends, may he rest peacefully.

God bless this Trooper and his family as well as the Maine Trooper family. Send your Holy Spirit to comfort each person please Lord!

Prayers for the Family

Prayers for his family.

Rest easy Trooper, prayers for your family

Praying for family

Condolences to the family and citizens for their loss

Prayers for the family

Prayers for your family fellow officers and friends Thank you for your service

Sending prayers ๐Ÿ˜ช

Prayers for all!

Prayers for all.

Thank you for your service and your ultimate sacrifice for the people of this great nation

Just totally uncalled for

Rest In Peace My Brother

R.I.P. Trooper. Sending prayers and condolences to family and friends. Thank you for your service.

so sorry to hear that praying for the family for their loss

Prayers for the family

Condolences to Trooper Campbell’s family. Thank him for his service. Change laws to take licenses away from those people who kill of our law enforcement officers/troopers! This devastation MUST stop!!!

Condolences and prayers to the Campbell family and the Maine State Police Family. May God Continue to Bless you and surround you all with his โค๏ธ Love and Strength.

3 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

#Drive2SaveLives - April is #VAHwySafety Month! #SlownDown #MoveOver #ArriveAliveWe have been receiving many laughs and compliments on our message board in town. It reads “Slow down or we will call your mom”. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

We meant this to be funny but on a serious note, please slow down (25mph)when driving through town. We are a walking town and want to keep our residents safe. Thanks!!!
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OK I'll take you up on it ...I speed... you call her ..., you got Heaven's phone number? ๐Ÿ˜‡ If you do, lemme know ...cause I'd like to talk at her a minute <3 ๐Ÿ“–

Jordan, Darryl

Nothing wrong with a little humor

John Han

Love it.. too too cool

I want a sign like this on our street that says slow down or we put back the potholes. They are fixing the road now. Geez only gonna have people drive faster.

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Thought this only worked in Ireland ๐Ÿ˜‚

I like it everyone needs to slow down

Humor never hurt anybody, and probably gets the message across better than being serious, I love it

We need this is Madison heights ...my son will be driving soon—he may need hat reminder... and fear

I Love It..........Hope it work's.

Hey, ACSO, can y'all put this on your speed sign?

I love this sign. All states should use them State, County & City--And CALL THEIR MOMS.

Juliana Lynn Ashley Newcomer y’all jealous of my top fan badge?

Love it!! Austin Falwell

Mike Jones VSP shared your pics!

Another one I saw up in Massachusetts was "Get your head out of your apps and drive."