March 21st, 2013 . by admin
Living in Virginia means that there are plenty of surprises waiting for you, and one of those surprises may be that you now live in bear country! The black bears that live in Virginia are typically very harmless, but you still need to know how to act when you see one.
If you encounter a black bear while you are hiking or walking in the woods, stop immediately. Stay very quiet, and do not turn away from the bear.Never Read the rest of this entry »
June 9th, 2012 . by admin
The great group of men and women at the Lynchburg Virginia Police Department know the value of having a K-9 unit on the force. Many times these animals are the first to go into a risky situation, such as sniffing out explosives or running after a dangerous criminal. These canine officers are well trained and a part of the police force. In fact, they even wear badges and if one falls in the line of duty, they are given an officers Read the rest of this entry »
July 16th, 2011 . by admin
There are a variety of dogs that pose dangers to law enforcement personnel, but in many cases this is due to the treatment that these animals have received from their owners. Owners have the ability to train their dogs to be gentle human companions, or fierce and dangerous animals.
The American Stafford shire Terrier is usually one of the most dangerous dogs that is encountered by law enforcement personnel. These animals have a tenacious nature and great courage, that is result of a thorough breeding process. Read the rest of this entry »
April 28th, 2011 . by admin
With summer approaching and everyone heading out on the road, it’s a good time to talk about safety out on the highway. Almost all injuries and deaths on the highway can be avoided if people are aware of the driving behavior that regularly causes injuries and fatalities on our roads. Reckless or erratic driving kills hundreds of people both on the highway and in town every year.
Tailgating has resulted in the rise of rear end collisions and is prevalent on the highway today. Try to avoid Read the rest of this entry »
April 13th, 2011 . by admin
As the temperatures rise in spring, many people look forward to the time they can spend out enjoying the great outdoors. Also during this time, the native wildlife are beginning to become more active and it is important to take the proper safety precautions so that a fun time can be had by both human and animal alike.
While driving in wooded areas, be watchful for animals such as deer, raccoons, opossum, skunks and other critters that may attempt to cross roadways. Not only is Read the rest of this entry »
March 28th, 2011 . by admin
The Lynchburg Police Departments logo states that it stands for “Leadership, Professionalism and Dedication”. Such words could not ring more true for such a wonderful and effective police department. It is one of the most highly educated police departments in the nature, with roughly 70 of the police officers working in the department having earned college degrees. It consists of roughly 170 officers and 35 civilian support personnel and it has done a great job of enhancing community safety since it’s creation in the year 1989.
It is a nationally accredited police department that features such programs as CrimeStoppers, bicycle patrols and crime analysts. Truly, citizens of the town of Lynchburg, Virginia do not have anything to worry about due to the wonderful work done by the members of the police department. However, it is still always important to keep home security in mind as although members of the police force are hardworking and do their very best, they can still not be everywhere in the city at everytime. For good home protection, one should look no further than adt security atlanta for the home security system that suits them best. One should always keep safety in their mind at all times, but it always helps to have a great taskforce to help you out as well.
August 31st, 2010 . by admin
As any citizen of the state of Virginia, or United States of America for that matter, you may at some point find yourself on the receiving end of a police officer’s inquiry. This is no time to panic, as an officer wanting to talk to you presumes no guilt or infraction on your part. There are many reasons for a police officer to initiate contact with a civilian, only a few of which could spell certain trouble. A police officer will only detain you for the short time necessary to determine whether or not you are in fact the person in question. Once he or she has concluded that you are not, the officer will thank you for your time and return to his regular duty. Among the most likely reasons for one to be stopped on the street would be wearing similar clothing or possessing similar features to the description of a suspect, traveling in the nearby vicinity of a recent crime scene, suspicious behavior, unlawful presence or the request of another concerned individual. If an officer approaches you, here are the important things to remember Read the rest of this entry »
August 31st, 2010 . by admin
Just as if you were stopped on foot, when pulled over while traveling in your vehicle it is best to abide by common sense in your interactions with a police officer. Because their day to day job places them squarely in harm’s way, it is best to avoid any action that could place an officer on edge. In addition to avoiding sudden movements, maintaining a respectful and serious disposition, following directions and providing room for personal space, one would be wise to adhere to the following guidelines when subject to a traffic stop
- Remain in your vehicle Unless asked specifically by an officer to step out of your vehicle, which is highly unlikely prior to an officer approaching your window, stay inside your car. Exiting your vehicle could be interpreted as either a flight risk or act of aggression and met with appropriate force. Read the rest of this entry »
August 31st, 2010 . by www.lynchburgpolice.org
The City of Lynchburg Police Department became just the 124th law enforcement agency in the country to receive its national accreditation in November of 1989. Such status guarantees the department will adhere to the utmost standards in law enforcement. The LPD has been reaffirmed in its efforts on numerous occasions, including re-accreditations in 1994, 1999, 2002, 2005 and 2008, demonstrating a consistency in meeting goals and maintaining these lofty standards. The department will be reassessed in August of 2011, striving to once again find itself in the company of the most esteemed law enforcement agencies in the United States.Official accreditation is sanctioned by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), acting as an independent credentialing authority. The CALEA was established in 1979, as part of a joint effort between 4 law enforcement associations, including the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), the National Sheriffs Association (NSA) and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF). Read the rest of this entry »
August 31st, 2010 . by admin
With the economy in a state of uncertainty across the map, central Virginia is no different. If you are a high school graduate or have an equivalent G.E.D., then perhaps a career in the City of Lynchburg Police Department is the dependable job that’s right for you. Not only does a career as a police officer serve as steady paycheck, serving the shield is a revered position that commands authority and respect.The Police Cadet program at the Lynchburg Police Department requires intense training and professional decorum, as aspiring officers learn the day-to-day duties and develop the skill set necessary to perform the demanding work a man or woman of law enforcement may encounter. The Police Cadet program is a great stepping stone on the way to becoming a sworn officer. Of course, a high school diploma is just a starting point for what it takes to be an cadet in the City of Lynchburg. Read the rest of this entry »