Attorney General Mark Herring launches public safety tour

mark herringAttorney General Mark Herring has launched a two week public safety tour of Virginia in which he will hold 22 regional meetings to hear from local public safety and law enforcement leaders and local elected officials about challenges in their area and ways that he can help protect our communities.

“I want to hear directly from those who know best about the ways the Attorney General’s office can work for the people of Virginia and best serve each community,” said Attorney General Herring. “This office is uniquely positioned to coordinate responses to emerging public safety threats, to advocate for the needs of law enforcement and prosecutors, and to help spread innovative and effective strategies and programs. I hope these conversations will provide valuable input on how best to focus our energies and allocate our offices’ resources.”

Invitations have been extended to community leaders, law enforcement and public safety officials from 58 localities to share their priorities, concerns, and opportunities with the Attorney General. For each regional meeting, at least the mayor or chair of the Board of Supervisors, Commonwealth’s Attorney, sheriff, and police chief of each locality has been invited, with attendance varying according to availability.


While this tour will help inform the Attorney General’s decisions regarding public safety and law enforcement, he has also appointed a three-member panel to review the office’s legal operation. The panel includes recognized experts in Virginia state government, large law firm management, and private sector management who are working to identify reforms and efficiencies that advance Attorney General Herring’s priority of delivering high-quality, timely, and cost-effective legal work to the people of Virginia and their state government.

The goal of both these efforts is to ensure that the Office of the Attorney General is working for the benefit of the people of Virginia and operated in a manner befitting a modern, major law firm representing their interests.


Monday, March 17, 2014

Who:               Portsmouth

When:              9:30 AM

Where:             Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Conference Room,

Portsmouth General District Court

1345 Court Street, Suite 105

Portsmouth, Virginia


Who:               Norfolk

When:              2:00 PM

Where:             City Council Conference Room, City Hall Building, 10th Floor

810 Union Street

Norfolk, Virginia



Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Who:               Town of Culpeper, Culpeper County, Fauquier County, Rappahannock County

When:              11:30 AM

Where:             Culpeper Police Department

740 Old Brandy Rd.

Culpeper, Virginia


Who:               Fredericksburg, Stafford County, Spotsylvania County

When:              2:30 PM

Where:             Fredericksburg Police Department

2200 Cowan Boulevard

Fredericksburg, Virginia



Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Who:               Town of Farmville, Prince Edward County

When:              9:30 AM

Where:             Town Manager’s Conference Room, Farmville Town Hall

116 North Main Street

Farmville, Virginia


Who:               Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Fluvanna County, Nelson County

When:              2:00 PM

Where:             City Space

100 5th Street NE

Charlottesville, Virginia



Thursday, March 20, 2014

Who:               Virginia Beach

When:              2:30 PM

Where:             Commonwealth Attorney’s Conference Room, Virginia Beach Commonwealth Attorney’s Office

2425 Nimmo Pkwy

Virginia Beach, Virginia


Who:               Chesapeake

When:              4:30 PM

Where:             City Hall, 4th Floor Training Room

306 Cedar Road

Chesapeake, Virginia



Friday, March 21, 2014

Who:               Leesburg, Loudoun County

When:              9:30 AM

Where:             Council Chambers

Municipal Government Center

25 West Market Street

Leesburg, Virginia


Who:               Alexandria, Arlington County

When:              1:30 PM

Where:             Arlington Sheriff’s Office

1425 N. Courthouse Rd

Arlington, Virginia


Who:               City of Fairfax, Fairfax County, Falls Church

When:              3:30 PM

Where:             Fairfax Sheriff’s Office

4110 Chain Bridge Road

Fairfax, Virginia



Monday, March 24, 2014

Who:               Winchester, Front Royal, Frederick County, Clarke County

When:              9:00 AM

Where:             Timbrook Public Safety Building

231 East Piccadilly Street

Winchester, Virginia


Who:               Manassas, Manassas Park, Prince William County

When:              1:00 PM

Where:             Manassas Park Police Station Community Room

329 Manassas Drive

Manassas Park, Virginia



Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Who:               Hampton, Newport News

When:             9:00 AM 

Where:             Newport News Police Headquarters Community Room

9710 Jefferson Avenue

Newport News, Virginia


Who:               Petersburg, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Prince George County

When:              12:00 PM

Where:             Petersburg Union Train Station

135 N. Union Street

Petersburg, VA


Who:               City of Richmond

When:              3:00 PM

Where:             TBD



Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Who:               City of Roanoke, Salem, Roanoke County, Botetourt County

When:              10:00 AM

Where:             Council Chambers, Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building

215 Church Avenue, S.W.

Roanoke, Virginia


Who:               Bristol, Washington County, Wise County, Scott County

When:             2:00 PM

Where:             Bristol City Hall

300 Lee St

Bristol, Virginia



Thursday, March 27, 2014

Who:               Martinsville, Henry County

When:             9:00 AM

Where:             City Manager’s Board Room, Martinsville Municipal Building

55 West Church Street

Martinsville, Virginia


Who:               Danville, Pittsylvania County

When:             11:15 AM

Where:             Danville City Hall, Fourth Floor Conference Room

427 Patton Street

Danville, Virginia


Who:               Lynchburg, Amherst County, Appomattox County, Bedford County, Campbell County

When:             3:00 PM

Where:             Lynchburg Public Library

2315 Memorial Ave

Lynchburg, Virginia



Friday, March 28, 2014

Who:               Staunton, Waynesboro, Augusta County

When:              9:00 AM

Where:             Council Chambers, Charles T. Yancey Municipal Building

503 W. Main St.

Waynesboro, Virginia

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