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First Line Supervisors Training

Glen Allen, VA | November 27 – 30, 2018 | VACP Leadership Education

Registration is now open for the First Line Supervisors School being held November 27-30, 2018. Registration deadline is Monday, October 29, 2018.

This is a four-day training program that has been designed for those newly appointed (or soon to be promoted) as supervisors and is most applicable to individuals who have had little or no prior supervisory training. This program is designed to assist officers in their transition to their new role as supervisor.

For registration and detailed program information, please click here.

VACP Captain’s Choice Golf Tournament | Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
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VACP Captain’s Choice Golf Tournament

Williamsburg, VA | July 30, 2018 | Events

Activity Image Please join us for a great day of golf on Monday, July 30, on the Woods Course at Kingsmill Resort. This tournament is being hosted by the CNU Police Department, James City County Police Department, Kingsmill Police Department, and the Williamsburg Police Department. Proceeds benefit the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police & Foundation leadership education and law enforcement training programs.

REGISTRATION

On or Before July 1: $80 per person
After July 1: $85 per person

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!

Register online at https://2018vacp-golf-tournament.eventbrite.com

If you prefer to register offline, print the "Offline Registration Form" and mail the completed form along with a check made payable to “VACP” to 880 Technology Park Drive, Suite 100, Glen Allen, VA 23059: Offline Registration Form

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

COURSE: Woods Course at the Kingsmill Resort

LOCATION: 1010 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, Virginia, 23185

CHECK-IN: 8:00 a.m.

SHOTGUN START: 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.

SPONSORSHIP

Sponsorships are available! To become a sponsor, download the sponsor form and mail along with a check made payable to “VACP” to 880 Technology Park Drive, Suite 100, Glen Allen, VA 23059.  To pay with a credit card, fill out card information & email to stephanie@vachiefs.org or fax to 804-285-3363.  Feel free to contact a member of our Tournament Organizing Committee with any questions. 

QUESTIONS?

Contact a member of the TOURNAMENT ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
Chief Dan Woloszynowski: 954-913-8498, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Sergeant Craig Ozment: 757-594-8397, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

JAMES CITY COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
Chief Bradley Rinehimer: 757-253-1800, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Mary Berry: 757-871-7752, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

KINGSMILL POLICE DEPARTMENT
Chief Jim West, 757-603-6010, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Sergeant Jeff Barnes, 757-603-6008, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

WILLIAMSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT
Chief Sean Dunn:  757-259-7215, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Major Greg Riley: 757-259-7209, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

VA ASSOC. OF CHIEFS OF POLICE & FOUNDATION
Stephanie Diaz: 804-937-3200, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

125th Annual IACP Conference | Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
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125th Annual IACP Conference

Orlando, FL | October 6 – 9, 2018 | Conferences

Activity Image The IACP Annual Conference and Exposition is the largest and most important law enforcement event of the year — more than 14,000 public safety professionals come here to learn new techniques, advance their knowledge and careers and equip their department for ongoing success. When you bring your team to IACP 2018, your agency will achieve better results and operate more efficiently and effectively.

You’ll get unlimited access to:

  • Non-stop learning opportunities: IACP 2018’s top-notch education program explores the topics most important to you and your team. Choose from 200+ workshops in 12 targeted tracks, and learn proven strategies and crucial information that you can put to use right away.

  • Innovative equipment and new technology: See live demos, hands-on exhibits and new products in action — over 600 exhibitors showcase their latest offerings to fully equip law enforcement professionals and help your department do the best job possible to serve and protect your communities.

  • Valuable connections: Spend time with fellow officers and expand your professional network — IACP provides you with multiple opportunities to make important connections, broaden your perspectives and expand your circle of professional contacts.

- See more at: http://www.theiacpconference.org/event-overview/#site-navigation

 

Hotel Information

DEL-MAR-VA Hotel Block

The VACP has arranged for a block of 70 rooms at two different hotels for Delaware, Maryland & Virginia IACP Conference attendees — the Hilton Grand Vacations Seaworld and the Crowne Plaza Orlando Universal.

The Hilton Grand has ONLY KING BED STUDIOS and is approximately 2.29 miles from the Convention Center. The Crowne Plaza has ONLY TWO QUEEN BED ROOMS and is approximately 1.9 miles away. Both are served by conference shuttles.

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

* THIS HOTEL BLOCK IS INTENDED FOR ONLY DELAWARE, MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION MEMBERS AND POLICE DEPARTMENTS.  IF YOU ARE A VENDOR/EXHIBITOR OR FALL INTO ANOTHER CATEGORY PLEASE BOOK YOUR ROOM THROUGH THE IACP WEBSITE AT http://www.theiacp.org/techhousing *

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 1, 2018, after this date all rooms in the Del-Mar-VA Block will be released to the general conference population.

HOTELS:
Hilton Grand Vacations Seaworld — KING BED STUDIOS ONLY

6924 Grand Vacations Way
Orlando, Florida 32821
Phone: (407) 239-0100
Room Rate: $129/night + taxes (single/double occupancy King studio suite)

Crowne Plaza Orlando Universal — TWO QUEEN BED ROOMS ONLY
7800 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: (407) 355-0550
Room Rate: $172/night + taxes (single/double occupancy 2 Queen bed room)

Guarantee Policy
Please provide a valid credit card to hold your reservation. Credit card MUST expire after the date of the event. 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 09/13/2018, make your changes ONLINE or call (866) 524-7456. Changes or cancellations to your reservation after this date must be made directly with Hilton Grand Vacations at SeaWorld at (407) 239-0100 or Crowne Plaza Orlando Universal at (407) 355-0550, as applicable. All changes are based on availability.

Cancellation Policy
If the guest cancels after 3pm local time, 72 hours prior to the date of arrival, the guests credit card will be charged for one (1) night's room and tax or the deposit will be forfeited.

Special Policy
An early departure fee may 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.


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.

Professional Executive Leadership School (PELS) - 43rd Session | Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
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Professional Executive Leadership School (PELS) - 43rd Session

University of Richmond, VA | September 17 – November 15, 2018 | VACP Leadership Education

Applications are now being accepted for the 43rd Session of PELS being held September 17-21, October 15-19, & November 12-15, 2018. Application deadline is June 15, 2018.

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.

2018 VACP Annual Training Conference | Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
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2018 VACP Annual Training Conference

Roanoke, VA | September 9 – 12, 2018 | Conferences

The 93rd Annual Conference of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police and Foundation will be held September 9-12, 2018 at the Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke, VA!

Our thanks to Roanoke Police Chief Tim Jones, the Roanoke Police Department, and the other Roanoke Valley area police departments for hosting us once again!

The 2018 Annual Conference is still being planned. Details and registration will be available in the summer.

Hotel InformationDelegate InformationExhibitor Information | Golf TournamentSponsorship InformationQuestions?

Hotel Information

Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
110 Shenandoah Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016-2025
Tel: 1-540-985-5900    Fax:  1-540-853-8290

Lodging Rate: TBD

Parking:
Overnight Self-Parking: $7
Daily Self-Parking: $1-$6 (depending on length of stay)
Valet: $12/day

When the hotel block is open, we encourage you to make your hotel reservations as soon as possible — it is easier to cancel a reservation later than it is to get a conference rate room after the cutoff date. The cutoff date for reservations at the conference rate is TBD. After this date, we cannot guarantee availability on rooms or room rates. For reservations please contact Hotel Roanoke directly at (540) 985-5900. Please refer to the "VA Assoc. of Chiefs of Police room block".


Delegate Information

Agenda:

TBD

We do hope you'll make plans to attend the Valor Awards Banquet on Tuesday night, which is included in your conference registration fee.  This is the event where we set aside some time to honor our Virginia law enforcement officers who, in the line of duty, perform some act of extraordinary heroism while engaged with an adversary at imminent personal risk.  The Award for Valor is the highest honor that the VACP bestows and the young officers that we recognize each year all have incredible, moving stories.  The banquet is always a nice event and a great way to let our Virginia officers know how much we appreciate them and their sacrifices. 

  • 2018 VACP Award for Valor Recipients
  • 2018 VACP Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Enforcement
  • 2018 VACP President's Award
  • 2018-19 VACP Board Installation

(ATTIRE: Uniform dress or business attire – suit and tie – recommended for honorees and their agency heads as well as VACP Board Members.  Business attire appreciated for conference attendees.)

Conference Fees:

Member Delegate: TBD*
Non-Member Delegate: TBD*
The MEMBER and NON-MEMBER DELEGATE fees cover Monday breakfast, breaks, lunch, and Host Chief's Night (Mon. dinner); Tuesday breakfast, breaks, lunch and dinner; and Wednesday breakfast. Due to the costs charged by the hotel, the VACP will not à la carte the conference rate. (See Cancellation Policy below.)

Exhibits Only: TBD*
The EXHIBITS ONLY fee is a pass for any personnel not attending the conference to come and visit the exhibit hall and meet with vendors.  EXHIBITS ONLY pass holders may partake in the breaks served in the exhibit hall.

Spouse/Family: TBD*
The SPOUSE/FAMILY fee covers Monday breakfast, breaks, lunch, and Host Chief's Night (Mon. dinner); Tuesday breakfast, breaks, lunch and dinner; and Wednesday breakfast. Attendees with SPOUSE/FAMILY badges are not permitted to attend training and will not be approved to receive training credits. (See Cancellation Policy below.)

Extra Valor Awards Banquet Ticket: TBD
This meal is already included in the Member, Non-Member and Spouse/Guest registration fees.

* – Late/On-site registrations will incur an additional charge of $50.00.

Conference Registration:

Registration is not currently open. Email Audrey Altovilla at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to be added to a notice list.

 

Cancellation Policy:
Conference registrations cancelled on or after TBD are non-refundable. Unfortuantely, this also applies to any unforseen 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. If a registrant is unable to attend and the deadline has passed for a refundable cancellation, we will accept an alternate attendee from the same agency in their place.


Exhibitor Information

Exhibitor Registration is not currently open. Email Audrey Altovilla at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to be added to a notice list.


Sponsorship Information

The VACP has numerous sponsorship opportunities for the 2018 VACP Annual Conference including, but not limited to:

  • Meal functions & breaks (Mon, Tues & Wed breakfasts; Sun & Mon dinners/evening activities; coffee breaks, etc.)
  • Valor Awards Banquet & 2018-19 Executive Board Installation (Tuesday evening)
  • Law Enforcement Challenge Traffic Safety Awards (Tuesday luncheon; plaques; shirts; prizes & giveaways)
  • Conference bags
  • Giveaway items inside the conference bags
  • Door prizes and other giveaways
  • Hospitality room
  • Past Presidents Reception (Tuesday evening)

Please contact Audrey Altovilla (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 804-285-8227) for additional information on sponsorship opportunities.

Click here to download the Corporate Sponsorship Application Form (PDF)


Area Activities

Forthcoming.


Golf Information

Golf Outing – TBD

 


Questions

If you have any questions related to the conference, please contact Audrey Altovilla at (804) 285-8227 or by email, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Introduction to the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (FETI) | Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
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Introduction to the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (FETI)

Newport News, VA | July 30 – 31, 2018 | Other Training Opportunities

Hosted by Christopher Newport University

The Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview enables an understanding of how persons who experience trauma or high stress, due to automatic reactions by their brains, actually experienced the event and recorded it into memory. Key to effective evidence gathering, this methodology reduces the inaccuracy of the information provided during an interview and greatly enhances the understanding of the person's traumatic or stressful experience.

Attendees will learn how to use the FETI Methodology to ensure that the interview participant feels safe and understood, to maximize recall, and to enhance the investigative process overall by increasing participant cooperation while reducing potentials for false information and recantation.  The Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview is a highly effective technique for victim, witness and subject interviews.

The Introduction to FETI course includes instruction on:

  • The Brain and Prolonged Threat
  • Defense Circuitry
  • Dissociation, Tonic Immobility, & Collapsed Immobility
  • Impact of Trauma on Memory
  • Impact of Ethanol on Memory
  • The Certified FETI Methodology
  • Contextual Evidence
  • Experiential Evidence
  • Psychophysiological Evidence
  • Difference between Questioning and Brain-based Cues
  • Role of Interview in Context to an Investigation
  • FETI Funnel
  • Reworking Traditional Questions into FETI Brain-based Cues

This course provides attendees with the complete Certified FETI Introduction to the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview Course. Only Certified FETI trainings provide attendees with content created and updated by founder and Certified FETI Executive Director Russell W. Strand.  Certified FETI trainings are appropriate for all professionals who are responsible for understanding an individual's traumatic or high-stress experience.

There is no prerequisite for this training.  This course is intended only for professional audiences and fulfills the prerequisite requirement for those who also want to attend a Practical Application of the FETI Course.

Law enforcement agencies interested in joining the "You Have Options Program" (YHOP) begin the process by attending a YHOP Introductory Session, which includes required attendance at the Certified FETI Introduction to the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview Course.  Law enforcement personnel who have attended Introductory Session obtain certification as either a YHOP Administrator or Trainer (or both) to begin the process of implementing the You Have Options Program.

REGISTRATION FEE: $395.00

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

You Have Options Program Introductory Session | Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
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You Have Options Program Introductory Session

Newport News, VA | July 30 – August 2, 2018 | Other Training Opportunities

Hosted by Christopher Newport University

Law enforcement agencies interested in joining the You Have Options Program begin the process by attending a YHOP Introductory Session, which includes required attendance at the Certified FETI Introduction to the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview Course. Law enforcement personnel who have attended Introductory Session obtain certification as either a YHOP Administrator or Trainer (or both) to begin the process of implementing the You Have Options Program.

Law enforcement personnel are encouraged to attend Introductory Session with community partners including, but not limited to, advocacy and prosecution.  Attendance at Introductory Session does not obligate law enforcement agencies to participate in the You Have Options Program.  Non-law enforcement agency personnel may attend Introductory Session for informational purposes but will not receive certification as a YHOP Administrator or Trainer unless they are affiliated with a law enforcement agency.

Introductory Session includes instruction on:

  • 3 Reporting Options
  • Roles and Responsibilities of a YHOP Law Enforcement Agency
  • Collaboration with Community Partners
  • YHOP Memorandum of Understanding
  • Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview Exposure Course
  • 20 Elements of a Victim-Centered and Offender-Focused YHOP Response
  • Inquiry into Serial Sexual Assault (ISSA)
  • Frequently Asked Questions and Concerns
  • Explanation of the 7 Phase Implementation Process

WHAT IS THE YOU HAVE OPTIONS PROGRAM?

Founded in January 2013 by the Ashland, Oregon Police Department, the You Have Options Program (YHOP) is a law enforcement led program providing uniformity and accountability through training and technical assistance to a nationwide body of sworn law enforcement agencies committed to the highest standards of response to victims of sexual violence.

In 2015 the Brighton Police Department in Colorado became the first national You Have Options Program Law Enforcement Agency.  Additional law enforcement agencies have obtained certification and are committed to offering YHOP’s 20 Elements within their jurisdiction.  Join the You Have Options Program and be part of building a criminal justice system where victims of sexual violence view law enforcement as a viable route to justice.  Learn more at www.ReportingOptions.org. 

WHO CAN JOIN YHOP: 

YHOP restricts participation to sworn law enforcement agencies and provides those agencies with ongoing technical assistance.  Any law enforcement organization that investigates reports of sexual violence may obtain certification as a YHOP agency.  Certification is not available to community partners such as offices of prosecution or advocacy organizations; however, many of the program elements are applicable to other professions, and community partners are encouraged to attend with their law enforcement colleagues.

REGISTRATION FEE: $595.00

** Registration for the "You Have Options Program Introductory Session" INCLUDES registration for the "Introduction to the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (FETI)" course. If anyone has already attended the FETI Training and wants to attend the YHOP course, they can register for that only and the cost will only be $250.  The registrant will need to make the organizers aware of their previous attendance in the FETI Training and/or show their completion certificate when they register.**

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

 

LODGING & OTHER LOGISTICS:

CNU will provide housing on campus at a very low cost. The rooms will be located in Warwick River Hall and are suite-style with a combination of single and double rooms, with a microwave and refrigerator in each and an ensuite bathroom.  Warwick River also has community style kitchens on each floor so that guests can cook and store food items.  Doubles are $28.50 per night plus tax and singles are $31.50 per night plus tax.  All beds are twin extra long beds.   
You can bring your own linens or purchase a linen bundle from us for an additional $10.00 per bundle. http://cnu.edu/life/housing/residencehalls/warwickriver/

To register for housing, go to https://cnu.irisregistration.com/Form/2018YHOP and then create an Iris account to sign it. This will allow the user to log in later if they need to make changes or additions to their registration.

The training will be held at the David Student Union (Ballroom).  Parking will be in Lot A, B, C or the Ferguson Center parking garage. Campus Map – http://cnu.edu/parking/maps/

DUID Training Program | Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
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DUID Training Program

Fredericksburg, VA | June 28, 2018 | Other Training Opportunities

The Commonwealth Attorneys' Services Council (CASC) will be conducting six DUID Training Programs across the Commonwealth in 2018. This training, for judges, prosecutors and law enforcement officers, focuses on the difficult cases involving driver impairment due to the use of illegal and/or prescription drugs.

Topics to be covered include: Recognizing the Drugged Driver, Crashes, Blood Testing Issues, and much more. Additionally, the latest version of the Virginia DUI Manual will be distributed to all participants.

There is no charge for this single-day training program. Lunch and break refreshments will be provided at no charge. Virginia State Bar MCLE and In-Service Training Credits (4 hours Legal, 6 hours total) are pending.

The DUID Program will be presented at the following locations in 2018:

  • Newport News – March 14, 2018
    Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy

  • Front Royal – March 22, 2018
    Warren County Public Safety Building

  • Richmond – May 14, 2018
    Virginia State Police Academy

  • Wytheville – May 24, 2018
    Wytheville Community College

  • Lexington – June 14, 2018
    Virginia Military Institute

  • Fredericksburg – June 28, 2018
    Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy

Note: You must pre-register to attend.

Registration is conducted on-line at http://www.cas.state.va.us/trainingprograms.htm

Contact Ed Hibbard at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or at 757-253-4994 if you have any questions.

2018 Summer D.A.R.E. Officer Training (DOT) | Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
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2018 Summer D.A.R.E. Officer Training (DOT)

Salem, VA | June 17 – 29, 2018 | Other Training Opportunities

The Virginia D.A.R.E. Training Center announces the 2018 Summer D.A.R.E. Officer Training (DOT) to be held June 17-29 at Roanoke College in Salem, VA.

Lodging will also be on-site at Roanoke College. Lodging and other details, including expenses related to DOT, will be forwarded to applicants once officers are approved to attend.

This DOT will have a maximum limit of 24 officers. Many agencies across the Commonwealth have already requested slots. If you have a need for officer training or updating in the D.A.R.E. "Keepin It Real" or new high school enhancement lessons, please visit www.vadare.com and click on "training center"; or, email the VDTC at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Please feel free to contact Deputy Rob Hefner, Director of Training, Virginia D.A.R.E. Training Center at 504-798-6471 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you have any questions or need further information. 

 

 
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 3 – October 3, 2018 | VACP Leadership Education

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Session of ILCT being held June 3-8 & October 1-3, 2018. The application deadline is April 1, 2018.

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.