Youngkin announced criminal justice grants

Governor Glenn Youngkin announced $37.5 million in grants to support local criminal justice programs in the Commonwealth.

$6.8 million will go towards 86 school resource officers and 15  school security officers to support over 2000 Virginia public schools.

Additional grant awards will include support for gun violence prevention programs, juvenile delinquency prevention programs, and more.

These grants follow the Uvalde school shooting which was the 27th school shooting in the United States this year.

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FCPS recognizes the efforts of a Resource Officer

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In a release from Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) the efforts of  School Resource Officer N. Spence were recognized.

Spence went above and beyond the call of duty in assisting a student at Orchard View Elementary School. 

Student Mary Brown lost a sentimental ring in the school playground.

The ring was given to her by a friend who has since passed away.

Officer Spence herd of Mary’s plight and took his own time and equipment to locate the lost ring.

Spence spent over 40 minutes combing the playground with his metal detector to find the ring.

After the search Spence located the ring and returned it to Mary.

Assistant Superintendent for Administration Vern Bock recognized Deputy Spence for his commitment to serving the students and school.

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