Virginia Deploys Law Enforcement Officials to Puerto Rico to Assist with Hurricane Recovery

November 8, 2017  //  

RICHMOND — The Prince William County Police Department, in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management and the Prince William County Department of Emergency Management, has begun deploying officers to Puerto Rico to assist first responders with the ongoing hurricane recovery efforts.

The first rotation of eight officers flew to the region today for a 14-day assignment. Two additional rotations of eight officers are scheduled for staggered deployment over the next six weeks. Arlington County Police Department will deploy four officers on Friday in a rotation similar to Prince William’s schedule; they will send 12 officers total when the rotations are complete. In addition, the City of Hampton Police Department will send six officers from Nov. 12 through Nov. 28.

“Through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, and working with Virginia’s localities, the Commonwealth and the department continue to evaluate and respond to opportunities to assist Puerto Rico and states impacted by the historic 2017 hurricane season,” said VDEM State Coordinator, Jeff Stern. “I want to thank the three localities, police departments and law enforcement officials that have responded to the call to assist Puerto Rico for their dedication, assistance and service.”

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Virginia Disaster Relief Fund