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Arkansas Reserve Deputy Killed in Gunfight with Burglary Suspect
Reserve Deputy Sonny Smith was shot and killed as he and other deputies searched for a burglary suspect in the area of County Road 1723 at approximately 2:30 am Friday, May 15, 2015.
VLEOA Responds to Recent Negative Comments
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2014 International Reserve Law Enforcement Training Conference in Lafayette, LA
Attendees represented 21 Law Enforcement Agencies from 13 States and 4 Countries.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Membership levels changed on March 1, 2015 to a simplified two level structure. Group and Individual memberships are being replaced with Full and Associate levels. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888-746-8869.
It has come to the attention of the VLEOA that a bill was filed in Congress on January 14, 2015 - H.R. 343 “Volunteer Emergency Responders Tax Deduction Act” that would allow up to a $6,000 annual charitable deduction from your Tax Return (calculated at $20 per hour of service up to 300 hours per year) for qualified volunteer emergency responders. The problem is that Law Enforcement Volunteers WERE NOT INCLUDED, it was created to help the volunteer fire, EMT and Search and Rescue services. (read more)
VLEOA Member Department Featured in Police Chief Magazine
Rosemary DeMenno, VIPS Program Manager, International Association of Chiefs of Police
NEW RESERVE OFFICERS JOIN BOSSIER CITY POLICE DEPT
Nov. 25, 2014
Four new Bossier City Police Department reserve officers were sworn into the ranks during a ceremony that took place Wednesday night, November 19 at the Bossier City Public Safety Training Complex.
Chief Shane McWilliams issued the oaths of office to each officer marking the completion of their training in the Bossier City Police Department’s Reserve Officers Academy which began in August. The training encompassed three night sessions per week with additional sessions taking place on multiple Saturdays covering such areas as arrest procedure, firearms qualification and survival tactics among other aspect of law enforcement.
Bossier City reserve police officers are members of the community with regular “day jobs” who serve on a volunteer basis and have the same arresting authority as paid officers. They are trained and equipped to supplement and provide professional assistance to the patrol division during emergencies and special events. Reserve officers are also qualified to ride patrol, thus enabling the police department to put addition staffing on the streets at a minimal cost since reserve officers volunteer their services.
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