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Snow prompts rescheduling of sheriff’s office courses

Because of the snowstorm that swept through the Washington area last week, some courses that are part of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office outreach program on drug awareness and Internet safety have been rescheduled.

Drug awareness courses will now be Monday at Belmont Ridge Middle School, Feb. 26 at Potomac Falls High School and March 24 at Woodgrove High School.

Internet safety courses are scheduled for Wednesday at Freedom High School, Feb. 24 at Park View High School and March 17 at Woodgrove High School. All courses begin at 7 p.m., the sheriff’s office said in a statement.

The complete schedule of courses on Internet safety and synthetic and prescription drug awareness is at www.sheriff.loudoun.gov/lcsocalendar.

Animal Services Department receives a $5,000 donation

The Loudoun County Department of Animal Services has received a donation of $5,094 from the King-White Family Foundation in support of its animal control operations, county officials said in a statement.

The donation is intended to allow the department to buy special equipment to assist animal control officers in the field with investigations and enforcement of animal-related laws, the statement said.

Carolyn White, vice president and director of the King-White Family Foundation, presented a check to Loudoun officials at the Jan. 15 meeting of the Board of Supervisors.

Information abut the Animal Services Department is at www.loudoun.gov/animals.

Residents invited to meeting on Ashburn sheriff’s station

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, the county Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure and representatives from Samaha Associates will host a public information session Monday about the Ashburn sheriff’s station project.

The planned station will be on 13 acres near One Loudoun, south of Route 7 on the east side of Russell Branch Parkway, near Ashbrook Place. It is intended to provide substantial public safety services to the community, reduce travel time to the sheriff’s office’s headquarters in Leesburg and expand the sheriff’s Community Resource Program, the sheriff’s office said in a statement.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd., Ashburn.

— Compiled by Caitlin Gibson

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