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Officials from Around the Commonwealth Scheduled to Attend

February 9, 2012

            ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – United States Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy announced today the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia will host a district-wide training conference for state and local law enforcement officers and prosecutors next week in Roanoke.

            “Facilitating close working relationships between local, state and federal law enforcement is a major part of our mission as federal prosecutors,” United States Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy said today. “This training strengthens those relationships and provides practical guidance about federal resources available to Chiefs, Sheriffs and Commonwealth Attorneys around the Western District of Virginia.  Our goal is for those in attendance to walk away from the conference with a better sense of the ways in which we can assist investigations and crime prevention efforts and help them achieve greater public safety.”

            This district-wide training is the first of its kind to be offered in the Western District of Virginia in several years. More than 100 police departments, sheriff’s offices and prosecutor’s offices from all across the Western District of Virginia will be represented at this free event.

            In addition to those agencies registered to attend the conference, more than a dozen federal law enforcement agencies, such as the FBI, DEA, ATF, and more, have agreed to present information and lead panel discussions during the conference. Many of these discussions will focus on how federal law enforcement agencies can be an investigative resource to local authorities.

            Others topics to be discussed are equitable sharing of forfeited assets, community outreach and grants, anti-terrorism, white collar crimes, environmental crimes, guns, drugs and gang cases, and more.

Updated April 23, 2015

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