The move means members of the public and media will no longer be able to listen in on scanner traffic, but proponents say encryption will protect police officers and prevent would-be criminals from being tipped off to police activity.
The suspect is described as a black male with an average build. He is approximately 30 to 40 years old and between 5’9” – 6’0” tall. He was last seen wearing a black mask over his face, a white hooded sweatshirt, white sweatpants, and white shoes.
Many neighborhoods throughout Richmond will be hosting a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, flashlight walks, contests, and youth activities where police officers and other first responders will visit with residents.
There are more than 240 active “missing person” cases in Virginia, and the number is growing: 39 names were added to the list last year. State officials and organizations are looking to reduce the number of missing persons by creating a new alert system and raising awareness about the problem.
Robin Foster had worked with abused and neglected children for years, but it wasn’t until she came face to face with a trafficking victim that she fully recognized the dimension of the crisis that brought a 17-year-old to a hospital emergency room early one morning.
College-age women are three times more likely to be sexually assaulted than women of any other age group, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. Students at Virginia Commonwealth University are no exception.