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Governor Northam Urges Virginians to Buy Flood Insurance by May 1
Governor Ralph Northam is urging Virginians to purchase flood insurance or renew their policies on or before May 1, a month before the official start of hurricane season.
VCU Wilder School, Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security to Host School Safety Forum
The VCU Wilder School’s Center for Public Policy and the Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security are sponsoring a forum on school safety on Monday, April 23, that will examine how officials can best assess, investigate and resolve
Governor Northam Recognizes Finalists in DMV’s License Plate Contest
Governor Ralph Northam, Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and members of the General Assembly celebrated the eight finalists in DMV’s Take Action Against Distraction License Plate Design
Governor Northam Honors Crime Victims and Victim Advocates at Capitol Event
Governor Ralph Northam and Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian J. Moran joined crime victims and victim advocates today to recognize the 2018 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.
Governor Northam Announces $1.55 Million in Grants to Law Enforcement Agencies for Training and Equipment
Governor Ralph Northam today announced the award of $1.55 million in grants to police departments and sheriff offices throughout the Commonwealth.
Governors of Virginia and Maryland Announce “The Briefings”, a Conference on Preventing or Recovering from a School Crisis
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland today announced a unique training event for school and campus personnel, law enforcement and other first responders.
Governor Northam Designates April as Highway Safety Month in the Commonwealth
Governor Ralph Northam today designated April in Virginia as Highway Safety Month.
Governor Northam Announces $420,000 in Preparedness and Resilience Grants to Virginia Localities
Governor Ralph Northam announced today that nearly $420,000 will be awarded to 28 localities across the Commonwealth as part of a competitive process under the Supplemental Local Emergency Management Performance Grant (SLEMPG) program
Governor Northam Announces Administration Appointments
Governor Ralph Northam announced additional appointments to his Administration today.
Governor Northam and Speaker Cox Announce Bipartisan Compromise on Grand Larceny Threshold and Legislation to Protect Crime Victims
Governor Ralph Northam, Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox, and Senator Mark Obenshain announced today a bipartisan compromise to raise the felony larceny threshold and adopt into law legislation to ensure that crime victims are paid the
Governor Northam Announces Availability of $1 Million in Grant Funds to Support Law Enforcement
Governor Ralph Northam today announced that $1 million in grant funds are available to support law enforcement agencies’ efforts to upgrade their technology and equipment, enhance officer recruitment and training, reduce opioid overdose deaths, and
Virginia Continues to Monitor and Respond to Winter Storm
A winter storm warning is still active for east central, eastern, south central, and southeast portions of Virginia until 1 p.m. In addition, a blizzard warning has been issued for Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach until 1 p.m.
Governor-Elect Ralph Northam Announces Administration Appointments
Today at Fire Station #17 in Richmond, Governor-elect Ralph Northam announced that current Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran will continue his service as part of the incoming administration.
Governor McAuliffe Announces Opioid and Mental Health Budget Actions
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that his 2019-2020 biennial budget will include $76 million to help combat the opioid epidemic and improve behavioral health treatment.
Governor McAuliffe Announces $6.5 Million in Grants to Support Crime Victims in Virginia
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced $6.5 million in federal grant funding to localities, nonprofit organizations and state agencies to provide support for essential programs and services in all aspects of Virginia’s criminal justice system.
Emergency Regulations Governing Permitted Events at the Robert E. Lee Monument in Richmond Enacted
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the Virginia Department of General Services (DGS) has promulgated emergency regulations to govern permitted events at the Robert E. Lee Monument located in Richmond. Governor McAuliffe signed Executive
Virginia Posts the Lowest Recidivism Rate in the Country for Second Straight Year
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that, for the second year in a row, Virginia’s re-incarceration rate is the lowest in the country among states for which data was available, at 22.4 percent. The Commonwealth’s recidivism rate has fallen a
Governor McAuliffe Announces $6.1 Million in Homeland Security Grant Awards
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the culmination of a stakeholder-driven process to allocate more than $6.1 million through various federal grant programs to enhance emergency preparedness and security throughout the Commonwealth. The funds
Virginia Receives $596,000 in Federal Funds to Combat Opioid Crisis
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia has received two federal grants totaling $596,000 to fight the prescription opioid and heroin abuse epidemic. The two grants come from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice
Virginia Receives $2.7 Million in Federal Funds for Emergency Management
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced $2.7 million in new federal Local Emergency Management Performance Grants (LEMPG) to help localities plan and respond to emergencies in their areas. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) will

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