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Gloucester Sheriff’s Office honored nationally


The Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office received national recognition for earning first-place honors in the Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge and the National Law Enforcement Challenge in 2016.

The department’s achievements, which included a decrease in alcohol-related traffic injuries and speed-related fatalities, were touted in front of the Gloucester Board of Supervisors during its meeting held Jan. 3 in the colonial courthouse.

“I’m pleased to tell you that the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office again has taken first place not only in the State Law Enforcement Challenge Competition, but also nationally,” said Dana Schrad, executive director of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police, who presented the award.

According to Schrad, the GSO was evaluated in a variety of areas including speed enforcement, traffic law enforcement, crash reduction and investigation, all forms of impaired driving and overall public education efforts...

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