Radford Police clarify changes to Community Policing Act

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RADFORD, Va. (WFXR) — Officials with the Radford City Police Department say they support a new state law that may result in drivers who are pulled over being asked certain questions regarding demographic information.

The Virginia Community Policing Act will require law enforcement officers to collect information from drivers during all traffic and investigatory stops, effective July 1.

This information will then be submitted to a statewide Community Policing Reporting Database.

“The Radford City Police Department remains committed to serving with the utmost respect, while remaining engaged and transparent with our community. The information and data collected as a result of the Community Policing Act will further enable us to ensure we hold ourselves accountable to the highest professional standards.”

Official statement from the Radford City Police Department

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