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The purpose of the Virginia State Crime Clinic, Inc. is to encourage law enforcement agencies and security professionals throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia to combat crime through the exchange of information. The crime clinic seeks to achieve this purpose by developing cooperation and communication between the various law enforcement agencies and security professionals.
In the early months of 1963, a group of concerned law enforcement officers in the Norfolk area saw a need for an organization whereby they could meet to discuss mutual problems and exchange crime information. A meeting was held and Captain C. D. Grant of Norfolk was elected President of the newly organized Tidewater Crime Clinic #1.
Later that year, officers from the Tidewater Crime Clinic traveled to other areas of the state to meet with a group of law enforcement officers expressing a similar desire for cooperation and communication. These meetings resulted in the formation of the Central Virginia Crime Clinic #2 in Richmond, and the Northern Crime Clinic #3 in Fredricksburg.