Winchester Police Chief Behan appointed to an International Board

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The Winchester Police Department reports that Chief Amanda Behan has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).

The board represents 33,000 members in over 170 countries.

The association works to improve the policing profession by promoting leading practices and model policies through advocacy, research outreach, and education.

Multiple projects have been developed to help law enforcement leaders develop their agencies around the world.

The association strives to promote transparency between law enforcement agencies and the people they serve.

The board which Chief Behan has been appointed to has a total of 30 members to help perform these tasks.

Chief Behan remarked that she is proud and excited to play a key role in growing the association and highlighting the important work they do.

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Fire crews from across the region battle a fire in Warren County

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Warren County Fire and Rescue (WCFR) report a fire that displaced the residents in the Reliance area.

Just past 10 a.m. December 5 WCFR answered the call in the 100 block of Buckhorn Road.

Middletown Fire and Rescue arrived first and found a single-family dwelling with fire visible throughout the roof system of the home.

Two residents were at home at the time and were able to escape before firefighters arrived.

One adult had to be transported to the hospital to be treated for a non-life-threatening illness.

Fire crews from Stephens City, Strasburg, Millwood Station, Clarke and Winchester Fire and Rescue assisted with suppressing the fire.

Frederick County Fire and Rescue took the initial call because of the location of the home.

Units remained on the scene for several hours to ensure the fire was fully extinguished.

The home was deemed uninhabitable with the American Red Cross assisting the former residents.

The Warren County Fire Marshal’s Office determined that the fire was caused by a failure in the chimney attached to a woodstove.

WCFR would like to remind residents to check smoke detectors.

If you need a smoke detector you should contact your local fire department for assistance in getting one.

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JMU ranked in “Best Colleges for Future Leaders”

James Madison University was named to TIME magazine’s “Best Colleges for Future Leaders” rankings.

TIME and Statista analyzed the resumes of 2,000 leaders in the U.S. including politicians, CEOs, and Nobel prize winners across multiple sectors to determine the list.

The top 100 schools also included Ivy League members with top law and business programs, large research and state flagship universities.

UVA and William and Mary also represented the Commonwealth in the rankings.

JMU President Jonathan Alger said, “A hallmark at JMU has always been our keen focus on measurable student outcomes. The fact that this new ranking found JMU alumni to be among the nation’s top leaders across sectors provides solid evidence that our focus on results is paying dividends for our graduates and for society.”

To view TIME’s full rankings, click here.

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News Maker Sheriff Roper on Clarke County’s accolades

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office has recently achieved full accreditation and has been recognized by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

We spoke to Clarke County Sheriff Tony Roper about these accomplishments in our latest news maker.

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Sheriff Roper tells us about the FEMA recognition and the Sheriff’s Office work with Mount Weather of Clarke County.

He also tells us about the recent accreditation that his office has received from his law enforcement peers.

Sheriff Roper also reflects on his 20 years in his position and retirement in January.\

Click here for Sheriff Roper’s news maker.

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