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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Jun 02

Canon Donates Cameras to Police Forensics Unit

Posted on June 2, 2016 at 8:15 AM by Latoya Jefferson

Thanks to the Newport News Police Foundation and Canon Virginia, the Newport News Police Department Forensics Unit has better crime solving tools. Canon Virginia donated high quality cameras, lenses, and flashes to help the newest forensic technicians gather crime scene photos and document evidence for criminal investigations.6-2 canon scaled

Canon Virginia has made donations to the Newport News Police Foundation over the past few years. Prior to this donation, Canon donated cameras and lenses valued at approximately $69,000. Canon has been a fantastic corporate citizen and has always worked hand in hand with Newport News Police Department fostering a relationship that spans more than 30 years.

The Newport News Police Foundation was created to provide resources to the Newport News Police Department which are not readily available from traditional funding sources. The Foundation supports professional development, technology and equipment purchases, wellness and morale programs, and community outreach efforts of the Police Department.