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Peter Wallace CIO Top 25
​Government Technology announced that Peter Wallace, the City's chief information officer, has been named among its Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers of 2022. The annual awards program, now in its 21st year, acknowledges the contributions of vision…
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ShotSpotter Alert Leads to Arrest
May 16, 2022

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – On May 14, 2022, at approximately 1201 hours, officers from the Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD) were dispatched to the report of gunshots being fired into a residence in the 5800 block of Roxbury Place. Upon their arrival officers identified the suspect and quickly detained him. During their investigation officers reco… Continue

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May 16, 2022
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – On May 14, 2022, at approximately 1201 hours, officers from the Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD) were dispatched to the report of gunshots being fired into a residence in the 5800 block of Roxbury Place. Upon their arrival officers identified the suspect and quickly deta…
May 16, 2022
Join Mayor Robert M. "Bobby" Dyer and the Mayor's Veterans Committee as they host the annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 30, at noon at the Tidewater Veterans Memorial, 1000 19th St., across from the Virginia Beach Convention Center. This annual event is held to honor and pay tribute to t…
May 13, 2022
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – On May 13, 2022, the Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD) Special Investigations Bureau, with the assistance of the Virginia Beach Special Operations Bureau, executed a search warrant in the 500 Block of Lynn Shores Drive. Detectives recovered methamphetamine, heroin, scales…
May 13, 2022
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – On May 12, 2022, members of the Virginia Beach Police Department's Special Investigations Bureau (SIB) executed a search warrant at the "Blue Horseshoe Tattoo," in the 3500 block of Virginia Beach Boulevard in reference to citizen complaints of a marijuana "pop-up" shop. During…
May 12, 2022
​The Virginia Beach Historic Preservation Commission invites the public to join them for Virginia Beach History Trivia Nights to celebrate May as Historic Preservation Month. During Historic Preservation Month, the Commission is partnering with Preservation Virginia, the nation's oldest statewide h…
May 12, 2022
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – On May 12, 2022, at approximately 0220 hours, officers from the Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD) were dispatched to a commercial burglar alarm in the 4700 block of Shore Drive. As officers arrived on scene a second commercial burglar alarm was reported in the 5100 block …
May 12, 2022
The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Sandler Center Foundation and the Virginia Beach Cultural Affairs Department will host an opening reception for "The Republic of Freedom," by Mia Guile, on Monday, May 23, 2022, from 6-8 p.m. in the Sandler Center Art Gallery, 201 Market St. Guile is a V…
May 12, 2022
An ongoing sanitary sewer replacement project will result in the closure of a portion of Westminster Lane starting Wednesday, May 18. To safely facilitate this work, eastbound Westminster Lane will be closed between Dunbarton Drive and Regency Drive. Advanced warning signs will be placed notifying…
May 12, 2022
Nearly 400 members of the Virginia Beach tourism industry gathered on May 5 to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), and to announce the winners in 14 different categories of the annual hospitality awards. Nominated by their peers and vetted by an independent selection committee, congr…
May 11, 2022
​The Student Leaders Committee of the Virginia Beach Historic Preservation Commission is inviting students, from elementary to high school, to participate in the Virginia Beach History Scavenger Hunt. This thrilling event will be held May 20-22 at various locations near the Oceanfront. Students wis…
May 11, 2022
The City of Virginia Beach has been able to maintain a strong budget position despite the challenges of the pandemic. City leadership has been thoroughly engaged through Council workshops, departmental briefings, and public hearings over the last several weeks to help inform the FY 2022-23 budget. …
May 10, 2022
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation (VBPR) has been selected as a finalist for the 2022 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation…
May 9, 2022
​VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – From January 2022 through May 2022, the Virginia Beach Police Department’s Special Investigations Bureau - Vice Unit and U.S. Homeland Security Investigations conducted Anti-Human Trafficking operations. After an extensive investigation, several local, state, and federal agen…
May 9, 2022
Virginia Beach Public Works Department will hold an open house meeting for the Bow Creek Stormwater Park (CIP 7-073, 100516) project. It will be held in person on Monday, May 16, 2022, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Bow Creek Recreation Center, 3427 Club House Road. This project includes the conversion o…
May 9, 2022
The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health will host a FREE COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Wednesday, May 11, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at New Light Baptist Church, 5549 Indian River Road. Staying healthy helps families enjoy things like events or travel. Being fully vaccinated and boosted remains o…