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Roughnecks Donate to Officer Riggs

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On Sunday, July 26, 2015, the Roughnecks presented the Town of Tazewell Police Department with a donation for Officer Jason Riggs. The Roughnecks are a Pulaski, VA based motorcycle group that is comprised of fellow police and firefighter members. Upon hearing of the tragic loss of Officer Briggs wife and home to fire, they raised funds and personally delivered them to ...

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Steven Davis Presented M.A.D.D. Award

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At the Town Council meeting held on December 9, 2014, Chief DeWitt Cooper presented Steven Davis with the M.A.D.D. (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) award. The award recognized his outstanding service to reduce impaired driving in Virginia.

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Citizen Police Academy

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What is it? What are the objectives? The Tazewell Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy is designed for citizens of the Town of Tazewell and surrounding areas who desire a better understanding of law enforcement activities in their community. To some citizens, it may frequently appear that police officers are not doing their job or are exceeding their boundaries of authority. In the past, citizens have simply seen a uniform, usually behind a windshield or at the side of a stopped vehicle, now they will have the opportunity to meet and interact with the person behind the badge in a friendly setting. The program provides students with a better understanding of the issues and responsibilities facing law enforcement officers and how they approach various situations and problems. The Officers cannot always be aware of current situations in all areas of the community without input from community members. This program gives the officers an opportunity to learn more about specific needs from neighborhood residents. The objective of the Citizen Police Academy is not to train an individual to be a Police Officer, but rather to produce informed citizens.

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