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WM Girl Scouts are Prepared

WM Girl Scouts are Prepared

Girl Scout Cadettes and Seniors of Girl Scout Troops 159 and 3212 in Westmoreland County met with Va...

Ribbon Cutting 2014 Caroline County Family YMCA

Ribbon Cutting 2014 Caroline County Family YMCA

Ten years ago, Barney Reiley, CEO of the Rappahannock Family YMCA group, met with the Caroline Count...

Weather has delayed the opening of new Westmoreland Judicial Center

Westmoreland County Executive Norm Risavi said this week that weather problems have delayed the open...

Showing their support

Showing their support

On Tuesday, March 10, 21 persons participated at the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office to have th...

Another W&L leader charged with DWI in Westmoreland

Parents, students and county officials were dismayed this week to learn that another prominent facul...

Sheriff thanks searchers who found body of missing Montross woman

Westmoreland County Sheriff C.O. Balderson this week thanked searchers who found the body of a missi...

 

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Sheriff’s Office honored

On Tuesday, Aug. 27, the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office was awarded second place in the Sheriff’s Offices’ 11 to 25 Deputies category at the Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge (VLEC) Awards Ceremony in Williamsburg.  Along with the second place award, the sheriff’s office also received the “Rookie of the Year” Award for Best First-Time Entry.  “To have your peers acknowledge the efforts of the Sheriff’s Office enhances your reputation as an agency that is tough on crime, yet one that prioritizes safety,” commented Sheriff C.O. Balderson.

VLEC awards law enforcement agencies based on their demonstrated traffic safety and law enforcement efforts throughout the Commonwealth. VLEC is the oldest state challenge awards program in the country, with this being its 24th year of existence. The main areas of concentration include enforcement and educating the public about impaired driving, speeding and occupant protection. The agencies awarded are those that combine training, public information and enforcement within its jurisdiction to reduce injury and fatalities as a result of traffic accidents.

“Having had the opportunity to attend and receive recognition at the VLEC Awards Ceremony was very exciting, but at the same time humbling. The awards received are undoubtedly due to the hard work, commitment and dedication of Sheriff’s Office personnel that unselfishly serve and protect our community,” added Balderson.

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