Officer in First Precinct recognized for lifesaving in overdose case, narcotics investigation that followed

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE COURTHOUSE – Officer M.E. Shawkat, a Landstown High School and Old Dominion University graduate who has served the police department for three years, was recognized during the First Precinct Citizens Advisory Committee meeting this past month as… Continue Reading


Virginia Beach First Precinct officer of the quarter recognized for competence, compassion

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS COURTHOUSE — Police Officer John Jordan III, who works the evening shift in the First Precinct, was recognized last month as officer of the quarter by the citizens advisory committee for the precinct. Police Capt. David Squires,… Continue Reading


Joining the advocates who help young people in the Beach courts system

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS COURTHOUSE — The Virginia Beach Court Appointed Special Advocates, who help children involved in the court system, seek volunteers and sponsors. “It works with the courts system advocating for kids,” said Joe Sallee, second vice president of… Continue Reading