Virginia

Va law enforcement gets funding for training

Virginia law enforcement officers will soon be better prepared to respond to emergency situations involving people with mental illness.
The Commonwealth is spending about 3.5-million dollars of its share of a national Medicaid fraud settlement on the training.
About 800-thousand will go to training conducted by The State Department of Criminal Justice Services.
The other 2.7-million will go to 19 local agencies.
The money comes from a 115-million dollar settlement for leading the investigation against Abbot Laboratories last year.
This training is the first project approved.


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