AAA Rated Standard & Poors July 2014


Training for Police Officers

training_police_2.jpgThe Suffolk Commonwealth's Attorney's Office is continuing to provide hundreds of hours of instruction to Suffolk Police Officers both at the Hampton Roads Regional Academy of Criminal Justice and in our local in-service training programs on topics such as search and seizure, laws of arrest, legal updates, courtroom demeanor, and testimony.

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Case Management System

case_mgt_system.jpgIn 1999 Suffolk became one of the first 5 out of 121 jurisdictions statewide to implement the new VCAIS Case Management System. This case management system won the Governor's Award in Technology for government agencies and was specifically designed for Virginia Prosecutor's Offices.

The Suffolk Commonwealth's Attorney's Office has assisted in the training of other jurisdictions in setting up the system in their localities.

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technology.jpgThis office uses technology both in and out of the courtroom to enhance the presentation of evidence to Judges and Juries. As a result, it is easier for those determining guilt or innocence to better understand the evidence and it maximizes this office's effectiveness in the courtroom.

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Speed Trial of Cases

gavel.jpgSuffolk has statistically ranked above the state average since 2001 in the processing of felony criminal cases.

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Experienced Personnel

C. Phillips "Phil" Ferguson is most proud of the fact that he has been able to hire and retain some of the most experienced prosecutors in the State. In addition, the administrative and victim/witness personnel are highly experienced and skilled. CLICK HERE for additional information regarding our prosecutors.

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Community Outreach

cmtyscale.gifC. Phillips "Phil" Ferguson has made it a point to be active in the community. He and his employees regularly make appearances and presentations to schools, civic leagues, churches, fraternal organizations and other community groups on a wide range of topics.

Should your group or organization wish to schedule such a presentation, or if you need a brochure highlighting the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office and its programs, please contact Joan Turner, Community Outreach Coordinator via e-mail or by phone at (757) 514-4379.

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