Responsible Driving Rings True During the Holiday Season and All Year Long

RICHMOND – The holidays are a time to spend with loved ones, and even though this year’s celebrations will continue to look a little different, one thing will never change – driving responsibly means everyone can get home for the holidays safely.

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Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend Crashes Claim Four Lives

RICHMOND – Over the 2021 Thanksgiving statistical counting period, preliminary data shows that there were four fatal traffic crashes in Virginia. This is the lowest number of traffic fatalities during Thanksgiving in more than a decade.

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Virginia State Police Urging Motorists to be Patient and Put Safety First this Thanksgiving

RICHMOND – For many Virginians, Thanksgiving is time to gather with friends and family, commiserate over the trials and tribulations of the previous year and to be truly thankful for blessings around us.

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Virginia State Police Trooper Selected for I.A.C.P. Looking Beyond the License Plate Leadership Award

RICHMOND – The Virginia State Police is proud to announce the selection of Virginia State Police Trooper Jonathan R. Davis as the recipient of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 2021 Leadership in Looking Beyond the License Plate Award.

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Labor Day Weekend Traffic Crashes Claim 8 Lives in Virginia

RICHMOND – Despite a significant decrease in fatal traffic crashes over the 2021 Labor Day holiday weekend for Virginia, there was still an alarming number of deaths among motorcyclists.

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Virginia State Police Urging Motorists to put Safety First this Holiday Weekend as Fatal Crashes Continue to Rise in the Commonwealth

RICHMOND – As the skies clear after Tropical Depression Ida moves beyond Virginia, Virginia State Police is urging those who will be using the Labor Day weekend as a final summer travel getaway to do so safely and responsibly.

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Virginia State Police Welcomes 40 New Troopers to its Ranks

RICHMOND – On Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, the Commonwealth will graduate its 134th generation of Virginia State Troopers.

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Independence Day Holiday Traffic Crashes Claim Ten Lives in Virginia

RICHMOND – Virginia is experiencing a disturbing trend on its roadways – increased traffic crash fatalities – with the state on pace to have another unfortunate increase in 2021.

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Virginia State Police Welcomes New Executive Team Member

RICHMOND – Virginia State Police Superintendent, Colonel Gary T. Settle, has promoted a Henrico County native to the position of Deputy Director of the Department’s Bureau of Field Operations (BFO).

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Make It a Safe & Sober July 4 Holiday Weekend

RICHMOND – With backyard barbecues and public Independence Day celebrations back in full swing, the Virginia State Police is encouraging everyone to plan ahead for the holiday weekend.

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