New Tri-Cities Regional Strike Force Launches

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COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA – Wednesday afternoon, the newly formed
Tri-Cities Regional Strike Force held a press conference to launch its first
initiative, Operation Summer Splash, a two-day joint operation to round-up
fugitives within the cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell and Petersburg, along
with Prince George and Dinwiddie counties.

The partners in the Strike Force include area police and sheriff
offices, the Virginia ABC, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, FBI and the
Drug Enforcement Administration.

The pilot program serves as a new element of the Office of the
Secretary of Public Safety's business model that uses the platform to combine state,
federal and local public safety resources to collectively work to improve the
safety and quality of life for Virginians.

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