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Press Release

EDVA Honors Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement for Exceptional Service to the Community

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virginia

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today U.S. Attorney Jessica D. Aber recognized over 300 officers and agents from federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies with Public Service Awards.

The Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA) typically holds annual awards ceremonies to recognize the law enforcement officials for their service and contribution to various criminal and civil cases investigated and prosecuted here in EDVA. Award ceremonies took place September 6 in Newport News, September 7 in Norfolk, September 26 in Richmond, and today in Alexandria. 

“Here in EDVA, as part of the Department of Justice, our mission is to uphold the rule of law, keep our country safe, and protect civil rights.” said Jessica D. Aber, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. “But we do not – and we cannot – do this work alone. Every day, federal, state, and local law enforcement officers from across the country work to protect their communities. These awardees were critical teammates on federal cases that represent the very best of this noble work.”

The awards highlighted federal cases, operations, and initiatives from 2022. The federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies listed below had officers and/or agents who were recognized for their bravery, outstanding collaboration, investigative achievement, investigative excellence, and victim assistance. Members of the following agencies were recognized at each of the ceremonies:


Newport News



Alexandria Police

ATF Washington Field Division

ATF Washington Field Division

ATF Washington Field Division

Arlington County Police

Department of Labor OIG

Chesapeake Police Department

Department of Education – OIG

ATF Washington Division

FBI Cincinnati

Department of Homeland Security – OIG

Department of Homeland Security - OIG

Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section – HTIU

FBI Norfolk Field Office

Department of Labor – OIG

Department of Labor – OIG

Defense Contract Audit Agency

Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office

Drug Enforcement Administration

Drug Enforcement Administration Washington

Defense Criminal Investigative Services

Hampton Police

FBI-Norfolk Field Office

FBI-Richmond Field Office

Defense Intelligence Agency-Office of Inspector General

Homeland Security Investigations

General Services Administration– OIG


Department of Homeland Security

Mathews County Sheriff’s Office

Homeland Security Investigations

Henrico County Police

Drug Enforcement Administration Memphis

Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Homeland Security Investigations

Drug Enforcement Administration Washington

Newport News Police

Norfolk Police

IRS-Criminal Investigation

FBI Washington Field Office

U.S. Marshals Service

U.S. Marshals Service

Richmond Police 

Homeland Security Investigations

U.S. Postal Inspection Service

U.S. Postal Inspection Service

Small Business Administration – OIG

IRS-Criminal Investigations

Virginia Beach Police

Virginia Attorney General’s Office

Social Security Administration- OIG

Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office

Virginia State Police

Virginia Beach Police

U.S. Postal Inspection Service

Manassas City Police Department


Virginia Dept. of Forensic Science

VCU Police

Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority Police


Virginia Medicaid Fraud Control Unit

Virginia Office of Attorney General

Montgomery County Police Department


Virginia State Corporation Commission

Virginia Office of the State Inspector General

Naval Criminal Investigative Service


Virginia State Police

Virginia State Corporation Commission

Small Business Administration - OIG


TSA Federal Air Marshal Service


U.S. Air Force – Office of Special Investigations


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service  


U.S. Department of State's Diplomatic Security Service (DSS)


U.S. Marine Corps


U.S. Park Police


U.S. Postal Inspection Service


U.S. Secret Service


Virginia State Police


In addition to awards presented for investigative efforts, the peer recovery specialists of Project Recover and their law enforcement and emergency medical partners were also recognized with an award at the Richmond ceremony. Project Recover funds certified peer recovery specialists (CPRS) assigned to Richmond City PD, Richmond Ambulance Authority, Chesterfield County PD, Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, eleven Bon Secours hospitals, and the Bon Secours’ Partial Hospitalization Program. These CPRSs assist overdose victims in getting into treatment and recovery programs immediately following drug overdose resuscitation and provide follow-up services and support. These individuals and their medical and law enforcement counterparts were awarded for their significant impact on public health and safety through trainings, Naloxone distribution, engagements with individuals suffering from substance use disorder, and increasing public awareness of treatment and recovery services.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Updated September 28, 2023