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Virginia State Police joins International Association of Chiefs of Police, US Department of Transportation & State Police and Highway Patrol Agencies Nationwide to Commence Drive to Save Lives Campaign
Working Together to Reduce Highway Fatalities by 15 Percent in 2014

NEW ORLEANS, La. –Today, Virginia State Police Superintendent, Colonel W. Steven Flaherty, joined state police and highway patrol leaders from 40 other states along with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to announce the Drive to Save Lives Campaign at a press conference in New Orleans, La. Read more...

Law Enforcement Challenge Webinar Recordings

The IACP hosted three webinars over the course of the past 6 months to introduce changes to the Law Enforcement Challenge program for 2014, walk applicants through how to prepare their entry, and discuss best practices learned and overall benefits of participating in the progam. Each of the three webinars was recorded and may be viewed online at the links below.

NEW RESOURCE: 2013 Challenge Judging Score Sheets

Due to the change in format of the application for the 2013 Challenge, IACP has created new score sheets for judging. Blank score sheets are available for you to download to aid you in identifying what elements the judges will be looking for in your application.

More information about the Virginia and National Law Enforcement Challenge Awards for highway safety efforts is available at

APPLICATIONS for the 2013 CHALLENGE are DUE MAY 1, 2014 by 11:59 PM!!!
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Transportation Safety Awards Recognize Crash Reduction Efforts
Applications Due March 12, 2014

RICHMOND - The outstanding efforts made by individuals and organizations to change the behaviors of Virginia's motorists leading to crash, injury and fatality reduction, may be nominated for the 2014 Virginia Governor's Transportation Safety Awards. The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles' Highway Safety Office is accepting nominations through March 12, 2014 for 13 different transportation safety categories. Read more...

"Text Later, Live Longer" Campaign Shows Dangers of Texting and Driving

An anti-texting-while-driving campaign that was started by two VCU police officers is now spreading across the country. Read more...

IACP Posts February 2014 Traffic Safety Digest

Articles in this edition cover topics on speeding and impaired driving. Read the Digest

New Year, New Look for "Move Over" Bumper Decal
Virginia State Police Association Finances Decal Make-Over

RICHMOND, Va. – What displays the colors blue and gray, sticks to the back of your vehicle and intends to remind drivers of a decade-long law to protect first responders and highway safety workers? If you guessed Virginia’s “Move Over” bumper decal, you are right. With $3,500 in funding provided by the Virginia State Police Association (VSPA), the sticker underwent a recent transformation and emerged with a fresh, new look in the continual efforts to promote this life-saving law. Read more...



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State Safety Belt Usage Rate (2013):


2012 Rate: 78.43%

Traffic fatalities on VA’s
highways since
Jan. 1, 2014

(as of April 16):

(Compared to 211 at this time last year)


2012-13 IACP Highway Safety Awards


2012 Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge Awards


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