Welcome to the Office of the Secretary of Public Safety
Governor McDonnell and Secretary Decker Attend the Richmond Police Officer's Memorial Service
2013 Virginia Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month Kickoff
Soldiers from 1710th Trans. Co. conduct mobilization training
Our third SAVVY Expo at Christopher Newport University was a huge sucess!
Virginia Tech Day of Remembrance, Bell Tower on Capitol Square, Richmond
Flicker Downloading Instructions:
- On the Flickr slideshow click on the Flicker logo at the top left hand corner to open the photostream page for the set.
- Once you've arrived at the Flickr site for a particular event (set), you will see a table of thumbnail photos for that set.
- Under the Title of the event (on the left hand side) you will see three options: Thumbnails, Detail, and Comments. Select Detail.
- Next, you should see larger versions of the photos with the photo file name below each one.
- Click on the photo you want. Above the photo you will see two drop down links: Actions and Share. Select Actions.
- Click on the drop down link for Actions and you will see the option to View all sizes. Select View all sizes. Choose that option and you will see all the available options and a link to download (listed above the picture). As you choose different sizes, the link to download will change to download the currently selected size. If you want to print the photo or project the image in a slideshow, you will probably want to choose to download the original size; otherwise a smaller file size will work fine.
- Once you have chosen the desired file size, click the download the...size of this photo.
Secretary Decker's Letter to the Editor for Law Enforcement Memorial Week
I would like to take the opportunity during Law Enforcement Memorial Week to pay tribute to the men and women who protect and serve the Commonwealth, risking their lives each day to keep us safe. Since the first known line-of-duty death in America, there have been more than 19,000 officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Tragically, 487 of those fallen heroes were serving Virginia when their lives were cut short. Law Enforcement Memorial Week is a time to honor and remember these individuals and to show our appreciation for their commitment and dedication to public safety.
Since the beginning of the McDonnell Administration in 2010, there have been 15 Virginia law enforcement heroes who were killed in the line of duty. Some of these officers were the victims of violent crimes, some died as a result of tragic vehicle accidents, and others died while engaged in critical training. However, regardless of the cause, each of these public servants was dedicated to making Virginia a safer place for all of us; and each left behind a family, friends, and a community thankful for their sacrifice, but heartbroken over the loss.
Click here to read the entire letter.
Statewide Traffic Incident Management Committee
Virginia has a vested interest in reducing traffic congestion and promoting traffic safety. Traffic congestion not only has a negative impact on the quality of life and safety of its citizens, it also has a significant financial impact. The U.S. Department of Transportation listed traffic congestion as "one of the single largest threats" to the Nation's economic prosperity and way of life.
Governor McDonnell has executed Executive Order #58 which establishes a statewide traffic incident management committee. Click to view the Executive Order.
Governor McDonnell’s Taskforce on School and Campus Safety
The Governor’s Taskforce on School and Campus Safety is meeting consistent with Executive Order No. 56.
Click here for more information on the Taskforce.
Next Meetings:Please note that all Taskforce meetings are open to the public and will have time devoted to public comments.
Public Safety Workgroup
Tuesday, June 11
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
East Reading Room - Patrick Henry Building
Full Taskforce Meeting
Thursday, June 20
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Reading Room - Patrick Henry Building
Spotlight Spotlight Archives »
To: All of the Men and Women of the Armed Services
As we recognize Memorial Day in the Commonwealth, we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve freedom, liberty, and the values we hold so dear. Virginia is home to many military installations and we are blessed with a large population of members of the armed forces and their families. This Memorial Day, we honor the commitment and dedication that our patriots have made to the Commonwealth and this Country.
On Memorial Day, as we remember those who have given so much, please take a moment to thank the service men and women currently serving at home and abroad; and to acknowledge the veterans who fought so selflessly for our freedom over the years. Our Armed Forces and those who serve are the reason that we all can enjoy our day-to-day lives in a free country.
Memorial Day is also a time to recognize those that risk their lives daily as law enforcement officers, who protect us here at home.
I would like to personally thank each and every member, past and present, of our armed forces and our law enforcement for putting their lives on the line to protect the Commonwealth. I am truly honored to work with the Virginia National Guard, the Virginia State Police, and local and federal law enforcement partners. Thank you for your service.
Marla Graff Decker, Secretary of Public Safety
Latest News More News »