Tag: public safety

Just own it

The worst thing about a mistake is not usually the error itself, as everyone and every organization occasionally gets things wrong. What’s unacceptable is...

Our View: The most essential workers

We have learned many things during these past two years of a global pandemic and national unrest. One of those insights is that essential...

Photos: 2018 Public Safety & Valor Awards

The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce honored the city’s first responders at its annual Public Safety & Valor Awards at the Old Town Hilton on...

Your Views: It’s time for fair public safety pay

To the editor: I have always supported maintaining competitive salaries for our public safety employees, and have written so as a member of the city’s...

Our View: Public safety must come first

Public safety is the first function of government at every level. This necessity stems from the fact that, without protection, we live in a...

Public safety officials say pay is falling short

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] Members of Alexandria’s police and fire departments filled council chambers to the brim during a three-hour public hearing Monday afternoon, with...

Alexandria shovels out after storm

Alexandrians dug themselves out Thursday after a powerful winter storm dropped five inches of snow on the ground, snarled the evening commute and left many without power.

Taking care of civil servants

Hard times and stagnant pay find city employees in a tenuous position