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VACPF Captains Choice Golf Tournament

Kingsmill, VA | July 24, 2017 | Events

Registration is now open for the 2017 VACPF Captains Choice Golf Tournament being held July 24 at the Woods Course at Kingsmill Resort.

Please join us on July 24 at the Woods Course at Kingsmill Resort for a great day of golf.  Proceeds benefit Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police & Foundation Leadership Education and Law Enforcement Training Programs.

  • Shotgun Start at 9:00 a.m.
  • Check-in Starts at 8:00 a.m.
  • Trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
  • Prizes for Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin
  • Mulligans Available at Sign-in
  • Rifle Golf Ball Launcher
  • 50/50 & Other Raffles
  • Silent Auction
  • Awards Dinner

REGISTRATION
The registration fee is $80 per person on or before July 1, and $85 per person after July 1.  The registration fee covers greens fees for 18 holes of golf, cart, trophies for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, prizes for the winners of the Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin contest, and awards dinner.  Limited to 32 teams!  To register, please follow this link: https://vacpf_golf_tournament.eventbrite.com

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
The tournament will be held on the Woods Course at the Kingsmill Resort located at 1010 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, Virginia, 23185.  Check-in starts at 8:00 a.m. with shotgun start at 9:00 a.m.  Range/Putting Green will be open to participants and range balls will be available.  Ladies hit from the Red Tees and age 65+ hit from the White Tees.  Mulligans and tickets for the Rifle Golf Ball Launcher, 50/50 & Other Raffles will be available at check-in.  There will be a Silent Auction and Awards Dinner at the Kingsmill Resort Plantation Pavilion immediately following the tournament. 

LODGING
Rooming blocks with special lodging rates are available for the nights of July 23rd and July 24th at the hotels listed below.

Holiday Inn Express Williamsburg Busch Gardens Area
$124.95 plus 11% sales tax and $2.00 per night occupancy tax
The hotel is located at 480 McLaws Cir, Williamsburg, VA 23185.  Reservations can be made by directly contacting the Hotel’s reservation department by calling 757-220-1100. The cutoff date for these rooms is June 23, 2017.

Courtyard Williamsburg Busch Gardens Area
$119.00 plus 11% sales tax and $2.00 per night occupancy tax
The hotel is located at 470 McLaws Circle, Williamsburg, VA  23185.  Reservations can be made by directly calling Marriott Reservations at 800-321-2211 or 757-221-0700.  Please identify that you are part of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police group staying at the Courtyard Williamsburg Busch Gardens Area, located at 470 McLaws Circle, Williamsburg.  The cutoff date for these rooms is June 30, 2017

SPONSORSHIP
Sponsorships are available!  To become a sponsor, download the sponsor form and mail in the completed form along with payment or contact a member of our Tournament Organizing Committee.

 

TOURNAMENT ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

JAMES CITY COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
Chief Bradley Rinehimer, 757-253-1800, bradley.rinehimer@jamescitycountyva.gov
Mary Berry, 757-871-7752, mfmeberry@aol.com

KINGSMILL POLICE DEPARTMENT
Chief Jim West, 757-603-6010, jwest@kingsmillpolice.org
Sergeant Jeff Barnes, 757-603-6008, jbarnes@kingsmillpolice.org

WILLIAMSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT
Chief Andy Barker, 757-259-7215, abarker@williamsburgva.gov
Major Greg Riley, 757-259-7209, griley@williamsburgva.gov

VA ASSOC. OF CHIEFS OF POLICE & FOUNDATION
Stephanie Diaz, 804-937-3200, stephanie@vachiefs.org

Dan Woloszynowski: 954-913-8498, danwojo5@gmail.com

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124th Annual IACP Conference | Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
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124th Annual IACP Conference

Philadelphia, PA | October 21 – 24, 2017 | Conferences

Activity Image Every year, the IACP Annual Conference & Expo supplies you and your department with powerful advantages, bringing together an unmatched educational program, renowned keynote speakers, community-building special events and the largest collection of tactical equipment and technology solutions available for law enforcement.

Join thousands of dedicated professionals from federal, state, county, local and tribal agencies at IACP 2017 in Philadelphia — you and your team will get the intelligence, strategies and solutions you need to sharpen your edge and better serve and protect.

Hotel Information

DEL-MAR-VA Hotel Block

The VACP has arranged for a block of rooms at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing for Delaware, Maryland & Virginia IACP Conference attendees. The hotel is approximately 1.5 miles from the Convention Center and is served by conference shuttles.

To book a room in the block, follow the reservations link below (not the hotel link). Please note that while the VACP has made these arrangements, individuals are responsible for making and managing their own reservations.

Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing
201 S Christopher Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 521-6500

Room Rate & Other Fees:
Room Rate: $233/night + taxes 

Reservations:
CLICK HERE to complete your housing reservation. A confirmation will be sent to you from OnPeak, IACP's Official Housing Partner.

Reservation cutoff date is July 31, after this date all rooms will be released to the general public.

Deposit Policy
Please provide a valid credit card to hold your reservation. Credit card MUST expire after the date of the event. Approximately 30 days prior to start of event, the HOTEL, NOT ONPEAK will charge your credit card a deposit equal to one night's room charge plus tax. First night's room and tax is also payable by check. Please make checks payable to onPeak. Reservation(s) not guaranteed are subject to cancellation.

Changes Policy
If you need to make any changes or cancellations to your reservation on or before 10/04/2017, make your changes online or call. Changes or cancellations to your reservation after this date must be made directly with Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing at (215) 521-6500. All changes are based on availability.

Cancellation Policy
Reservations must be canceled at least 72 hours prior to the day of arrival in order to avoid loss of deposit.

Special Policy
An early departure fee of one night's room and tax will apply if hotel is not notified of an early departure prior to or at check in. Failure to check-in on your scheduled arrival date will result in a no-show charge of one night's room and tax.

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Delegate Information

IACP Conference Registration

Registration for the IACP Conference must be made directly with IACP. Visit the IACP Conference website at http://www.theiacpconference.org for more information. (Register early to save over 21%!)


Questions

If you have any questions or problems related to hotel reservations, please contact Audrey Altovilla, VA Association of Chiefs of Police, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (804) 285-8227.

If you have any questions pertaining to the IACP Conference itself, please contact the IACP directly at 1-800-THE-IACP.

Missing Children: Dynamics & Response (MCDR) | Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
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Missing Children: Dynamics & Response (MCDR)

Alexandria, VA | October 16, 2017 | Other Training Opportunities

This FREE course offered by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) is for all sworn law enforcement and 911/PSAP first responders such as patrol officers, detectives, telecommunicators, and investigators. We are looking for those who would be rapidly responding to the call of a missing or abducted child.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Scope and scale of missing children incidents;
  • Sex offender typology;
  • Intra & inter-agency response; and, the
  • Need for pre-incident planning and available NCMEC resources.

LOCATION
These courses will be hosted in Alexandria, VA, at NCMEC headquarters in our Jimmy Ryce Law Enforcement Training Center (JRLETC).

COST
The course is FREE TO ATTEND and NCMEC is covering the instructors’ costs and providing the needed course materials; however, NCMEC is unable to provide any financial assistance for travel, lodging or meals. All costs associated with attendee’s travel and meals are the responsibility of the attendee and/or their agency.

REGISTRATION
To register for a course, please find a date that works with your schedule and click the corresponding link:

If none of these dates work for you, please continue to check our website, as soon as additional MCDR courses are approved they will be posted.

2017 VACP Annual Training Conference | Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
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2017 VACP Annual Training Conference

Virginia Beach, VA | September 17 – 20, 2017 | Conferences

Details are forthcoming.

Professional Executive Leadership School (PELS) - 41st Session | Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
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Professional Executive Leadership School (PELS) - 41st Session

University of Richmond, VA | September 11 – November 16, 2017 | VACP Leadership Education

Applications are now being accepted for the 41st Session of PELS being held September 11-15, October 16-20, & November 13-16, 2017. The application deadline is June 15, 2017.

The Professional Executive Leadership School (PELS) program is an intensive three-week leadership education program conducted in cooperation with the University of Richmond.  The curriculum is liberal-arts/humanities based and focused on the study of leadership at an advanced level.

This program is designed for individuals who currently serve in command/executive level positions within their agencies.  The objective of this program is to acquaint participants with best practices in leadership, challenge them to reflect upon their own leadership competency, and examine ways of achieving both personal and professional growth.

For application and detailed program information, please click here

National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training | Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
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National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training

Salem, VA | September 7, 2017 | Other Training Opportunities

Activity Image A new coordinated, multi-disciplinary training program developed through the Second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) available for all emergency responders and those supporting Traffic Incident Management operations. This training puts police, firefighters, state and local departments of transportation, towing, medical personnel, and other incident responders on the same page, leading to a safer, faster, integrated responder team.

Why this is important… Responders are being struck and killed at traffic incidents in the U.S. on an average of:

  • 5 Firefighters each year
  • 1 Law Enforcement Officer each month
  • 1 Tow Truck Operator each week
  • 1 Road Worker every three days

THIS TRAINING IS PROVIDED AT NO COST!

Receive in-service credit through DCJS, OEMS, and/or VDFP.  EMTs & Paramedics receive 4.0 CEs in Category 1 from OEMS.

Save Lives

  • Faster incident response and clearance times result in fewer secondary crashes.
  • Training results in less exposure of responder team to moving traffic during recovery.

Save Money

  • Less congestion leads to fewer freight and traveler delays in backups.
  • Fewer secondary crashes save on insurance claims.
  • Faster cleanups lead to cost savings for incident personnel.

Save Time

  • Smarter response techniques cut congestion clearance time-decreasing delays.

Training Date

September 7, 2017
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location

Roanoke Valley Regional Fire & EMS Training Center
1220 Kessler Mill Road
Salem VA 24153

Registration

This is open to ALL Law Enforcement, Fire, Rescue, EMS, Public Works, Transportation, Towing and Recovery, Media, and Communications Personnel.

Class size is limited to 30.

REGISTER HERE --> National Traffic Incident Management Training — Salem

Seating is limited to 30.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please email Earl Preas at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

 

This training is supported by the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2), the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), the Virginia State Police (VSP), the Virginia Department of Fire Programs, Stafford County Sheriff's Office, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

This training has been endorsed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST), and the Towing and Recovery Association of America (TRAA).

IACP 23rd Annual Conference on Drugs, Alcohol & Impaired Driving | Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
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IACP 23rd Annual Conference on Drugs, Alcohol & Impaired Driving

National Harbor, MD | August 12 – 14, 2017 | Conferences

Activity Image The IACP Annual Conference on Drugs, Alcohol, and Impaired Driving is the largest international training conference for drug recognition experts, law enforcement, toxicologists, prosecutors, and traffic safety practitioners to learn, connect, and develop stronger strategies to reduce drug and alcohol impaired driving.

The conference will take place at the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

REGISTER NOW at www.theiacp.org/DREconference

The IACP is also now accepting applications to become a presenter at the 23rd Annual Conference on Drugs, Alcohol, and Impaired Driving. The call for presentations is open now through April 10, 2017.

Missing Children: Dynamics & Response (MCDR) | Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
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Missing Children: Dynamics & Response (MCDR)

Alexandria, VA | July 28, 2017 | Other Training Opportunities

This FREE course offered by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) is for all sworn law enforcement and 911/PSAP first responders such as patrol officers, detectives, telecommunicators, and investigators. We are looking for those who would be rapidly responding to the call of a missing or abducted child.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Scope and scale of missing children incidents;
  • Sex offender typology;
  • Intra & inter-agency response; and, the
  • Need for pre-incident planning and available NCMEC resources.

LOCATION
These courses will be hosted in Alexandria, VA, at NCMEC headquarters in our Jimmy Ryce Law Enforcement Training Center (JRLETC).

COST
The course is FREE TO ATTEND and NCMEC is covering the instructors’ costs and providing the needed course materials; however, NCMEC is unable to provide any financial assistance for travel, lodging or meals. All costs associated with attendee’s travel and meals are the responsibility of the attendee and/or their agency.

REGISTRATION
To register for a course, please find a date that works with your schedule and click the corresponding link:

If none of these dates work for you, please continue to check our website, as soon as additional MCDR courses are approved they will be posted.

FBI Joint Terrorism Taskforce Conference | Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
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FBI Joint Terrorism Taskforce Conference

Richmond, VA | July 25 – 26, 2017 | Conferences

The JTTF Conference is designed to provide local, state and federal partners with current information on international and domestic threats. This conference is open to analysts, law enforcement, and military personnel.

Registration: FREE! Apply via https://vlnsn.org/Conference2017

Questions: SA John Daniel, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Institute for Leadership in Changing Times (ILCT) | Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
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Institute for Leadership in Changing Times (ILCT)

Roanoke, VA | June 11 – October 5, 2017 | VACP Leadership Education

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Session of ILCT being held June 11-16 & October 3-5, 2017. The application deadline is April 1, 2017.

The Institute for Leadership in Changing Times (ILCT) is an eight-day, intensive leadership education program.  This program is focused on the study of leadership at an intermediate level and is designed for individuals who currently serve in or are soon to be promoted to mid-level management positions within their organizations.

For application and detailed program information, please click here.

VACLEA Summer Conference 2017 | Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
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VACLEA Summer Conference 2017

Virginia Beach, VA | June 7 – 9, 2017 | Conferences

The 2017 Summer Conference of the Virginia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (VACLEA) will be held June 7-9 at the Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach, Virginia Beach, VA.

Hotel Information

Holiday Inn & Suites, North Beach
3900 Atlantic Ave
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone: (757) 428-1711

Room Rates: $185 single/double, plus taxes.

Please make hotel reservations by contacting the hotel directly by calling (757) 428-1711 and be sure to ask for the VACLEA Conference rateReservation cutoff date is May 22nd.  After this date rooms may be available but the conference rate is not guaranteed.


Delegate Information

AGENDA

DOWNLOAD DRAFT AGENDA (PDF)

REGISTRATION FEES

Member: $200
Non-Member: $250

(Member/Non-Member fee covers training; Wednesday's breakfast, lunch & President's Poolside Cookout; Thursday's breakfast and dinner banquet; Friday's breakfast; and daily breaks. Attendees are on their own for dinner on Tuesday and lunch on Thursday.)

Spouse/Guest: $125
(Spouse/Guest fee covers Wednesday's breakfast & President's Poolside Cookout; Thursday's breakfast and dinner banquet; and Friday's breakfast.)

Additional Banquet Tickets (Thurs. evening): $75 each
If you need to add additional banquet tickets, click the blue “Add events for registration” link during the online registration process.

Additional Cookout Tickets (Tues. evening): $30 each
If you need to add additional cookout tickets, click the blue “Add events for registration” link during the online registration process.
 

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Registration Deadline: May 22, 2017

If you are a VACP or VACLEA Member OR a non-member who has registered for any meeting via the VACP's online registration system before, you first need to log in to the system to call up your profile.  If you do not know your login information, click here to retrieve it (or use the password retrieval link on the login page).

Non-members who are registering through the VACP system for the first time, please choose "Create New Profile".

VACP or VACLEA Member or
Previous Non-Member Meeting Registrant?

Log In to Profile
  Non-Member new to our
Online Registration System?

Non-Member Registration

Cancellation Policy:
Due to commitments to the hotel there will be NO REFUNDS of conference registration fees relating to cancellations made on or after May 22, 2017.  Fees will be reimbursed at 100% prior to May 22nd if written notification is provided to the meeting planner, Audrey Altovilla at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Exhibitor Information

BOOTH RATES

Single Booth: $500
Double Booth: $1,000  
(If you require more than an 8x10 space, you will need to pay for a double booth at the rate of $1,000.)

Table top displays preferred.

Fees include booth space along with Wednesday's lunch and Thursday's banquet for one exhibitor per booth.  If there are additional representatives, extra lunch tickets may be purchased at the rate of $15/each and extra banquet tickets may be purchased at the rate of $75/each.

Booths may be set up Tuesday, June 6th after 5pm or anytime on Wednesday morning prior to 8am. Booths should be broken down Thursday, June 8th by 4pm.

There will be Exhibitor Introductions during the luncheon on Wednesday from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION

Registration for the conference must be completed online.

If your company has previously exhibited with the VACP, please click "Previous Exhibitor" and log in to your existing exhibitor profile before registering.  If you don't know your company's log in information, contact Audrey Altovilla at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

New to exhibiting with the VACLEA or VACP? Click "New Exhibitor" and then select a booth to start creating your company profile and Exhibitor Contract.

Previous Exhibitor   New Exhibitor

Cancellation Policy:
Due to commitments to the hotel there will be NO REFUNDS of conference registration fees relating to cancellations made on or after May 22, 2017.  Fees will be reimbursed at 100% prior to May 22nd if written notification is provided to the meeting planner, Audrey Altovilla at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Sponsorship Information

VACLEA has numerous sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 Summer Conference, including but not limited to:

  • Continental breakfasts & breaks
  • President's Poolside Cookout
  • Banquet
  • Door Prizes & Other Giveaways
  • Hospitality Room
  • Conference bags

If you are interested in sponsoring an event at this year's conference, please complete the Corporate Sponsorship Form (PDF).

We appreciate your support!


Questions

Contact Audrey Altovilla at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 804-285-8227.

Below 100: A Free Training Program on Officer Safety | Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
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Below 100: A Free Training Program on Officer Safety

Lynchburg, VA | May 30, 2017 | Other Training Opportunities

Activity Image In 1974, the all-time high year for officer deaths, 278 were killed in the line of duty. Innovations in training, emergency medicine and vehicles, as well as the development of ballistic armor, all contributed to bring this number down. We’ve averaged about 150 officers killed per year in the last ten years. Together, we can bring that number to below 100.

Below 100 works because it is a common-sense approach to officer safety. It is open to all levels of law enforcement and, by the end, students will be aware of the safety issues of not wearing an armored vest, not wearing a safety vest, not wearing a safety belt, being complacent, speeding, and not using good decision making skills.

LOCATION:
Central VA Criminal Justice Academy
1200 Church Street
Lynchburg, VA

DATES/TIMES:
April 12, 2017 (1300-1700);
May 4, 2017 (1300-1700);
May 23, 2017 (1300-1700) or
May 30, 2017 (1300-1700).

DESCRIPTION:
The 5 Tenets: These core concepts are changing police culture and saving lives.

  1. Wear Your Belt.
    The reality: Every day, police around the country make excuses why they don’t wear seatbelts. Every day, peers and supervisors make excuses why they turn a blind eye to this behavior. Every year, officers are killed an injured as a result of these excuses.

  2. Wear Your Vest.
    The reality: Officers often make excuses why they don’t wear their body armor. These excuses have led to hundreds of deaths and injuries. And there is another type of vest that can be equally important: the reflective vest. Every day, officers make excuses whey they don’t use their reflective gear. Body armor and reflective gear work, but only if they are worn.

  3. Watch Your Speed.
    Old joke. “Why do cops speed? Because they can.” But this just isn’t funny anymore. As speed goes up, survival goes down. Every year, hundreds of officers and innocent citizens are killed or seriously injured as a result of unwarranted speed. It’s time to hold each other accountable.

  4. WIN-What’s Important Now?
    WIN is about situational awareness and continually reassessing the priority. Focusing on the task at hand improves officer safety. What’s important now is for officers to understand that taking unnecessary risk puts the crosshairs squarely on those they care the most about – their families. WIN is a mindset that saves lives and prevents needless tragedies.

  5. Remember, Complacency Kills!
    Complacency is among the deadliest and most insidious of all threats faced by law enforcement officers because it can make even the most routine task incredibly dangerous. Becoming complacent or overlooking complacent conduct by others results in the death or serious injury of hundreds of officers each year. Every officer, trainer, and supervisor must strive to remain vigilant and to remember that ignored behavior is condoned behavior

PREREQUISITES:
None

REGISTRATION:
Individuals wishing to reserve a slot in any of these courses must submit a student enrollment form with the date you wish to attend. Contact the Academy at (434) 455-6188 for assistance.

CREDITS:
4 hours of Career Development

Below 100: A Free Training Program on Officer Safety | Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
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Below 100: A Free Training Program on Officer Safety

Lynchburg, VA | May 23, 2017 | Other Training Opportunities

Activity Image In 1974, the all-time high year for officer deaths, 278 were killed in the line of duty. Innovations in training, emergency medicine and vehicles, as well as the development of ballistic armor, all contributed to bring this number down. We’ve averaged about 150 officers killed per year in the last ten years. Together, we can bring that number to below 100.

Below 100 works because it is a common-sense approach to officer safety. It is open to all levels of law enforcement and, by the end, students will be aware of the safety issues of not wearing an armored vest, not wearing a safety vest, not wearing a safety belt, being complacent, speeding, and not using good decision making skills.

LOCATION:
Central VA Criminal Justice Academy
1200 Church Street
Lynchburg, VA

DATES/TIMES:
April 12, 2017 (1300-1700);
May 4, 2017 (1300-1700);
May 23, 2017 (1300-1700) or
May 30, 2017 (1300-1700).

DESCRIPTION:
The 5 Tenets: These core concepts are changing police culture and saving lives.

  1. Wear Your Belt.
    The reality: Every day, police around the country make excuses why they don’t wear seatbelts. Every day, peers and supervisors make excuses why they turn a blind eye to this behavior. Every year, officers are killed an injured as a result of these excuses.

  2. Wear Your Vest.
    The reality: Officers often make excuses why they don’t wear their body armor. These excuses have led to hundreds of deaths and injuries. And there is another type of vest that can be equally important: the reflective vest. Every day, officers make excuses whey they don’t use their reflective gear. Body armor and reflective gear work, but only if they are worn.

  3. Watch Your Speed.
    Old joke. “Why do cops speed? Because they can.” But this just isn’t funny anymore. As speed goes up, survival goes down. Every year, hundreds of officers and innocent citizens are killed or seriously injured as a result of unwarranted speed. It’s time to hold each other accountable.

  4. WIN-What’s Important Now?
    WIN is about situational awareness and continually reassessing the priority. Focusing on the task at hand improves officer safety. What’s important now is for officers to understand that taking unnecessary risk puts the crosshairs squarely on those they care the most about – their families. WIN is a mindset that saves lives and prevents needless tragedies.

  5. Remember, Complacency Kills!
    Complacency is among the deadliest and most insidious of all threats faced by law enforcement officers because it can make even the most routine task incredibly dangerous. Becoming complacent or overlooking complacent conduct by others results in the death or serious injury of hundreds of officers each year. Every officer, trainer, and supervisor must strive to remain vigilant and to remember that ignored behavior is condoned behavior

PREREQUISITES:
None

REGISTRATION:
Individuals wishing to reserve a slot in any of these courses must submit a student enrollment form with the date you wish to attend. Contact the Academy at (434) 455-6188 for assistance.

CREDITS:
4 hours of Career Development

Missing Children: Dynamics & Response (MCDR) | Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
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Missing Children: Dynamics & Response (MCDR)

Alexandria, VA | May 22, 2017 | Other Training Opportunities

This FREE course offered by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) is for all sworn law enforcement and 911/PSAP first responders such as patrol officers, detectives, telecommunicators, and investigators. We are looking for those who would be rapidly responding to the call of a missing or abducted child.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Scope and scale of missing children incidents;
  • Sex offender typology;
  • Intra & inter-agency response; and, the
  • Need for pre-incident planning and available NCMEC resources.

LOCATION
These courses will be hosted in Alexandria, VA, at NCMEC headquarters in our Jimmy Ryce Law Enforcement Training Center (JRLETC).

COST
The course is FREE TO ATTEND and NCMEC is covering the instructors’ costs and providing the needed course materials; however, NCMEC is unable to provide any financial assistance for travel, lodging or meals. All costs associated with attendee’s travel and meals are the responsibility of the attendee and/or their agency.

REGISTRATION
To register for a course, please find a date that works with your schedule and click the corresponding link:

If none of these dates work for you, please continue to check our website, as soon as additional MCDR courses are approved they will be posted.

National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training | Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
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National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training

Martinsville, VA | May 17, 2017 | Other Training Opportunities

A new coordinated, multi-disciplinary training program developed through the Second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) available for all emergency responders and those supporting Traffic Incident Management operations. This training puts police, firefighters, state and local departments of transportation, towing, medical personnel, and other incident responders on the same page, leading to a safer, faster, integrated responder team.

Why this is important… Responders are being struck and killed at traffic incidents in the U.S. on an average of:

  • 5 Firefighters each year
  • 1 Law Enforcement Officer each month
  • 1 Tow Truck Operator each week
  • 1 Road Worker every three days

THIS TRAINING IS PROVIDED AT NO COST!

Receive in-service credit through DCJS, OEMS, and/or VDFP.  EMTs & Paramedics receive 4.0 CEs in Category 1 from OEMS.

Save Lives

  • Faster incident response and clearance times result in fewer secondary crashes.
  • Training results in less exposure of responder team to moving traffic during recovery.

Save Money

  • Less congestion leads to fewer freight and traveler delays in backups.
  • Fewer secondary crashes save on insurance claims.
  • Faster cleanups lead to cost savings for incident personnel.

Save Time

  • Smarter response techniques cut congestion clearance time-decreasing delays.

Training Date

May 17, 2017
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location

Henry County Public Safety Building
1024 DuPont Road
Martinsville VA 24112-4600

Registration

This is open to ALL Law Enforcement, Fire, Rescue, EMS, Public Works, Transportation, Towing and Recovery, Media, and Communications Personnel.

Class size is limited to 30.

REGISTER HERE --> National Traffic Incident Management Training — Martinsville

Registration will close at 1700 on May 15. After that, please call Earl Preas at 540.676.3297.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please email Earl Preas at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

 

This training is supported by the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2), the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), the Virginia State Police (VSP), the Virginia Department of Fire Programs, Stafford County Sheriff's Office, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

This training has been endorsed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST), and the Towing and Recovery Association of America (TRAA).

VCPI Media Relations Training | Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
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VCPI Media Relations Training

Dublin, VA | May 16, 2017 | Other Training Opportunities

This one-day course for law enforcement professionals is designed to build a solid foundation for working effectively with the media—as partners—in their communities.

Participants will explore a variety of topics, including:

  • Conducting an effective media interview
  • Making their message count
  • Staging the media on-scene
  • Involving the media in community meetings, programs, and events
  • Handling media FOIAs
  • Understanding social media and its impact on today's policing and hiring practices

Participants will also learn first-hand the crisis communications strategies employed during the Virginia Tech massacre and other significant criminal incidents in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This interactive course concludes with participants putting their new skills to the test in mock interview / press conference exercises.

Location
New River Criminal Justice Academy
Dublin, VA

Cost
$125; Participants are responsible for travel, lodging and meals.

Register by April 28, 2017. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. (Scroll down the list of available trainings to find "Media Relations - May 16, 2017".)

 

The course instructor is Corinne Geller, the Public Relations Manager for the Virginia State Police. As a member of the Superintendent's Office, she oversees the statewide public/media relations program for the Department. She coordinates with the state police's seven sworn Public Information Officers assigned around the state and manages two Public Relations Coordinators at the administrative headquarters in Richmond, VA. She conducts all media relations training for State Police personnel and serves as a media relations instructor for law enforcement and public safety officials throughout Virginia.

This course is presented through the Virginia Center for Policing Innovation (VCPI) — http://www.vcpionline.org

Below 100: A Free Training Program on Officer Safety | Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
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Below 100: A Free Training Program on Officer Safety

Lynchburg, VA | May 4, 2017 | Other Training Opportunities

Activity Image In 1974, the all-time high year for officer deaths, 278 were killed in the line of duty. Innovations in training, emergency medicine and vehicles, as well as the development of ballistic armor, all contributed to bring this number down. We’ve averaged about 150 officers killed per year in the last ten years. Together, we can bring that number to below 100.

Below 100 works because it is a common-sense approach to officer safety. It is open to all levels of law enforcement and, by the end, students will be aware of the safety issues of not wearing an armored vest, not wearing a safety vest, not wearing a safety belt, being complacent, speeding, and not using good decision making skills.

LOCATION:
Central VA Criminal Justice Academy
1200 Church Street
Lynchburg, VA

DATES/TIMES:
April 12, 2017 (1300-1700);
May 4, 2017 (1300-1700);
May 23, 2017 (1300-1700) or
May 30, 2017 (1300-1700).

DESCRIPTION:
The 5 Tenets: These core concepts are changing police culture and saving lives.

  1. Wear Your Belt.
    The reality: Every day, police around the country make excuses why they don’t wear seatbelts. Every day, peers and supervisors make excuses why they turn a blind eye to this behavior. Every year, officers are killed an injured as a result of these excuses.

  2. Wear Your Vest.
    The reality: Officers often make excuses why they don’t wear their body armor. These excuses have led to hundreds of deaths and injuries. And there is another type of vest that can be equally important: the reflective vest. Every day, officers make excuses whey they don’t use their reflective gear. Body armor and reflective gear work, but only if they are worn.

  3. Watch Your Speed.
    Old joke. “Why do cops speed? Because they can.” But this just isn’t funny anymore. As speed goes up, survival goes down. Every year, hundreds of officers and innocent citizens are killed or seriously injured as a result of unwarranted speed. It’s time to hold each other accountable.

  4. WIN-What’s Important Now?
    WIN is about situational awareness and continually reassessing the priority. Focusing on the task at hand improves officer safety. What’s important now is for officers to understand that taking unnecessary risk puts the crosshairs squarely on those they care the most about – their families. WIN is a mindset that saves lives and prevents needless tragedies.

  5. Remember, Complacency Kills!
    Complacency is among the deadliest and most insidious of all threats faced by law enforcement officers because it can make even the most routine task incredibly dangerous. Becoming complacent or overlooking complacent conduct by others results in the death or serious injury of hundreds of officers each year. Every officer, trainer, and supervisor must strive to remain vigilant and to remember that ignored behavior is condoned behavior

PREREQUISITES:
None

REGISTRATION:
Individuals wishing to reserve a slot in any of these courses must submit a student enrollment form with the date you wish to attend. Contact the Academy at (434) 455-6188 for assistance.

CREDITS:
4 hours of Career Development

WEBINAR—Feeling Sleepy? How Officer Fatigue Creates Individual and Agency Risk | Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
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WEBINAR—Feeling Sleepy? How Officer Fatigue Creates Individual and Agency Risk

Everywhere | May 2, 2017 | Other Training Opportunities

Almost every law enforcement officer has dealt with fatigue caused by shift work and other job-related factors. It’s a serious problem—yet few agencies recognize the risks fatigue presents or are taking a proactive approach to addressing it. How many tragedies are assigned a proximate cause of “X,” when the root cause is actually fatigue? Rarely do we even ask the question, “How much sleep did the involved officer/deputy have in the last four days?”

Join Dr. Lois James, Dr. Stephen James and Gordon Graham for an illuminating presentation about the effects of sleep loss and shift work on law enforcement officers’ decision-making, critical thinking, coordination and balance, driving and more. We’ll also explore practical steps agencies and officers can take to minimize the effects of officer fatigue and reduce associated risks. You’ll learn:

  • What contributes to officers being overly fatigued.
  • The connection between officer fatigue and increased agency liability.
  • What actions can be taken against agencies and/or supervisors that allow officers to work when they are dangerously fatigued.
  • Steps innovative agencies are taking to combat officer fatigue.
  • How policy can and should support officer wellbeing and work to prevent overly fatigued officers from endangering themselves or others.

Presented by Dr. Lois James, Dr. Stephen James and Gordon Graham

DATE/TIME
Tuesday, May 2, 1 pm ET/10 am PT

REGISTER
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/33491504398784257
 

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VACP Law Enforcement Symposium 2017 | Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
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VACP Law Enforcement Symposium 2017

Fredericksburg, VA | April 27 – 28, 2017 | Conferences

The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police, in partnership with DMV: Virginia Highway Safety Office, invites Virginia law enforcement to attend a symposium April 27-28 in Fredericksburg, VA.

Agenda

This two-day Symposium, hosted by the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police in partnership with DMV: Virginia Highway Safety Office and the Department of Criminal Justice Services, is open to Virginia law enforcement officers of any rank, from any size agency.

Featured Trainings include:

  • Dynamics of Officer/Citizen Encounters
  • Body Cameras: Lessons Learned
  • Cultural Diversity: Immigration and Policing
  • Cutting Edge Issues in Highway Safety and Traffic Enforcement
  • 2017 Virginia General Assembly Review and Social Media Issues

DOWNLOAD AGENDA (PDF)

Hotel Accomodations & Meeting Location

Fredericksburg Hospitality House Hotel & Conference Center
2801 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
(540) 786-8321

A block of rooms has been secured for this training; please refer to the "VA Small Agency Symposium" when making reservations.  The symposium rate is $91.00 single/double plus taxes.

The deadline for making reservations in the symposium hotel block is April 11th.  After this date, rooms at the $91 rate are not guaranteed.

Cost

This training is offered at the reduced rate of $50.00 per person and space is limited.

Registration

Registration for the symposium can be done online!  

If you are a VACP Member OR a non-member who has registered for any meeting via the VACP's online registration system before, you first need to log in to the system to call up your profile.  If you do not know your login information, click here to retrieve it (or use the password retrieval link on the login page).

Non-members who are registering through the VACP system for the first time, please choose "Create New Profile".

VACP Member or
Previous Non-Member Meeting Registrant?

Log In to Profile
  Non-Member new to our
Online Registration System?

Non-Member Registration

Cancellation Policy:
Conference registrations cancelled on or after April 14th are non-refundable.  Unfortunately, this also applies to any unforeseen emergency.  The VACP must provide a headcount for attendees and it cannot be reduced after this date, therefore the VACP will still incur charges regardless of the registrant's attendance.

 

Contact Information

For questions, please contact Audrey Altovilla at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Targeting Investment Fraud | Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
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Targeting Investment Fraud

Richmond, VA | April 27, 2017 | Other Training Opportunities

This course provides investigators and prosecutors with the knowledge and tools they need to respond to the growing problem of investment fraud. Topics include what constitutes a security, using the Howey Test to determine if a particular offering is a security, identifying investment fraud schemes, and investigative strategies for working with victims and perpetrators. The course also covers fraud prevention strategies, and students are provided with additional resources for both prevention and investigation.

This course is presented by the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) in partnership with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.

  • Securities basics. What is a security? The Howey Test. Registration of securities.
  • Securities fraud. State-specific content. What constitutes securities fraud? Statutes. Penalties.
  • Investigation. Red flags of fraud. Investigative techniques. Following the money. Case studies.
  • Prevention and resources. Typical victims. Risk factors. The FINRA Foundation. Local experts.

"Targeting Investment Fraud" is a 1-day classroom course.

Location: 
Virginia State Police Administrative Headquarters
7700 Midlothian Turnpike
1st Floor - Room 105
Richmond, VA 23235

Class Fee: $0 – FREE!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Below 100 Intensive & Train-the-Trainer | Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
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Below 100 Intensive & Train-the-Trainer

Suffolk, VA | April 25, 2017 | VACP Trainings

Activity Image Presented by the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police in partnership with the Virginia Highway Safety Office.

The "Below 100 Program" is an initiative that aims to reduce line of duty deaths to below 100 per year — a number that has not been seen since 1943. In 1974, the all-time high year for officer deaths, 278 were killed in the line of duty. Innovations in training, emergency medicine and vehicles, as well as the development of ballistic armor, all contributed to bring this number down. We’ve averaged about 150 officers killed per year in the last ten years. Together, we can bring that number to below 100.

Five key tenets have been identified by which we can improve officer safety — areas where we can make a difference:

  1. Wear your belt.
  2. Wear your vest.
  3. Watch your speed.
  4. WIN — What's Important Now?
  5. Remember: Complacency Kills!

Below 100 isn’t about statistics. It’s about each and every officer, trainer and supervisor taking individual and collective responsibility for the decisions and actions that contribute to safety. For those in a leadership position, Below 100 means supporting a culture of safety throughout your department. Make doing the right thing so ingrained in your personnel that it becomes the norm and not the exception. Just as importantly, hold accountable those who stray outside what should be common sense. Often, a private word with a misguided officer is all it takes to correct his or her misperception. Below 100 is committed to providing you the tools and resources you need to make a culture of safety thrive throughout your department.

Finally, Below 100 is a challenge that recognizes each officer death as a tragedy. It’s our duty to face down death and protect the innocent when called to do so. It’s a fact: Good cops will die each year. But working together—and only by working together—we can keep our streets and ourselves safer.

ABOUT THE TRAININGS
Below 100 works because it is a common-sense approach to officer safety. The most effective way of presenting Below 100 is to present the core course - Below 100 Intensive - in a morning session open to all levels of law enforcement.

In the afternoon of the same day, an optional Trainer class is presented to a smaller group of experienced instructors who must have attended the morning session. The trainer presentation equips trainers to take a look at their organization and effectuate change by:

  • Conducting a risk assessment (template provided).
  • Examining policy and making changes if necessary (sample policies provided).
  • Presenting Below 100 to their agency (can be delivered in a period of two to four hours or in a series of shorter segments).
  • Providing increased awareness such as posters and articles that continually reinforce the message.

DCJS CREDIT
This course is approved for partial in-service credit by DCJS (4 hours for Intensive; 4 hours for Train-the-Trainer).

DATE & TIMES
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

0800 - 1200: Below 100 Intensive 
1300 - 1700: Below 100 Train-the-Trainer 
** Must attend same-day Intensive portion in the AM in order to attend "Train-the-Trainer" in the PM.**

COST
FREE!!!

LOCATION
Suffolk Police Department
111 Henley Place
Suffolk, Va 23434

REGISTRATION
Sign up online at http://below100-suffolk-20170425.eventbrite.com and clicking the green "REGISTER" button.

QUESTIONS?
Contact Erin Schrad at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Phone – (804) 285-8227.

NADDI and Virginia State Police Basic Drug Diversion School | Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
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NADDI and Virginia State Police Basic Drug Diversion School

Virginia Beach, VA | April 24 – 26, 2017 | Other Training Opportunities

The Virginia State Police and the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) will be hosting a 2 ½-day training event April 24-26, 2017 in Virginia Beach regarding pharmaceutical diversion.

Registration is $150.00 and includes breakfast, lunch, hospitality, and 1-year membership. This class is a prerequisite for Virginia Law Enforcement Officers to have access to the Prescription Monitoring Program website. For additional information and registration, please visit www.naddi.org.