NEXT TUESDAY: Spanberger, Local Police Chiefs to Host Public Safety-Focused Telephone Town Hall

Next Week’s Event with Chiefs Newsham & Settle Will Focus on Public Safety Concerns of Seventh District Residents

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — On Tuesday, July 9, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger — a former federal law enforcement officer — will host an open, public telephone town hall focused on addressing community safety concerns and fostering dialogue between residents of Virginia’s Seventh District and local law enforcement officials. The virtual event will also be livestreamed via video on Spanberger’s congressional website and Facebook page.

Spanberger will be joined by Prince William County Chief of Police Peter Newsham and Culpeper Chief of Police Chris Settle to take questions directly from Seventh District residents, gather their feedback, and address their concerns. Additionally, she will provide updates on her legislative efforts to keep Virginia communities safe, prevent gun violence, tackle the overdose crisis, and provide law enforcement with the tools they need to do their jobs effectively.

“Public safety must be one of the top priorities of all public officials — whether at the local, state, or federal level.” said Spanberger. “Tuesday evening is an opportunity for Virginians to raise their concerns, provide their feedback, and ask questions about how their public officials are working to keep their neighborhoods, families, and children safe. As the congressional representative for Virginia’s Seventh District, I have the honor of representing many local law enforcement officers who work hard every day to protect our communities. I’m grateful that Chief Settle and Chief Newsham will be joining me to share their expertise and insight — and I encourage all Virginians with questions about public safety, law enforcement, and more to attend.”


U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger

Peter Newsham, Chief of Police, Prince William County Police Department  

Chris Settle, Chief of Police, Culpeper Police Department

WHEN: 7:30pm-8:30pm ET, Tuesday, July 9, 2024

DETAILS: To join the interactive telephone town hall, Virginians should dial in to 833-380-0670. To watch the discussion live, Virginians can go to or Spanberger’s Facebook page during the event.

Tuesday’s event will be Spanberger’s 59th open, public town hall event. These events have focused on the issues facing Virginia families, Veterans, small businesses, students, seniors, and more. Click here to watch full recordings of previous events.


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