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Terms Starting with V

Vehicle Pursuit
The active attempt by a Department employee using a state vehicle while on duty to chase and apprehend occupants of a moving motor vehicle in excess of posted speeds and other traffic laws.
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Vending Facility
Cafeterias, snack bars, vending counters, vending carts, vending machines or sundries are offered for sale.
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A person against whom a crime has been committed or the representative of a person against whom a crime has been committed.
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Victim Sensitive
A designation made by the sending state in accordance with its definition of "crime victim" under the statutes governing the rights of crime victims in the sending state.
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Vocational Skills Training
A series of courses or classes necessary to achieve a proficiency standard or obtain a certificate.
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Any person who of his/her own free will performs assigned or authorized services for the Department for which no monetary or material gain is expected or received.
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Volunteer Group
Two or more individuals working together to achieve a common goal or provide a regular service in response to an identified need, i.e., Alcoholics Anonymous, Veterans groups, Prison Fellowship.
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Vulnerable Adult
A person 60 years of age or older who has the functional, mental, or physical inability to care for him/herself, or 18 years of age or older who have certain developmental disabilities as defined under RCW 71A.10.020; have a guardian as per RCW 11.88; live in a nursing home, boarding home (assisted living facility), adult family home or soldier???s home; receive in home services through a licensed health care agency, hospice or individual provider; and self-direct their own care as outlines in RCW 74.39.050.
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