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Duhaney: Zucaro served as Virginia Beach’s police chief during difficult times

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE OCEANFRONT — Amid recognition by City Council this month of retirements by five people with decades of service to the city, City Manager Patrick Duhaney and Deputy City Manager Steve Cover made a gesture of appreciation to… Continue Reading

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Public Safety: Duhaney names new Virginia Beach police chief

Ed.— Originally published on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. Archived in November 2020. THE INDEPENDENT NEWS COURTHOUSE — City Manager Patrick Duhaney announced on Monday, Sept. 14, that he has selected a Cincinnati law enforcement leader with three decades of experience… Continue Reading

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Easy Rides: Stealing of and from automobiles a growing problem the public often does not prevent

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE COURTHOUSE — If only in terms of crimes involving cars, 2016 ended for Virginia Beach with an unfortunate consistency with what had come before – a wave of larcenies from automobiles in two neighborhoods near Pungo.  On different… Continue Reading

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Body-worn camera talk covers risks, reward of program coming in 2017

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS COURTHOUSE — Police discussed the planned introduction of body-worn cameras, which may come in 2017, during a meeting of the First Precinct Citizens Advisory Committee at the municipal center this past month. Police Capt. Todd Jones led… Continue Reading