Virginia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (VACLEA)
Craig L. Branch, Chief of Police
Germanna Community College
Immediate Past President
Eddie Perry, Chief of Police
Virginia State University
Kelvin Maxwell, Chief of Police
Thomas Nelson Community College
At-Large Member (Sworn)
Dave McCoy, Chief of Police
University of Richmond
Kevin Foust, Chief of Police
At-Large Member (Non-Sworn)
Robin Ebersole, Director of Public Safety
VACLEA Executive Director
Upcoming VACLEA Events
2016 Summer Conference
June 7 – 10, 2016 • Virginia Beach, VA
Other Trainings & Conferences
Virginia Campus Security Officer (CSO) Certification Training
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 – Thursday, July 7, 2016 • Fredericksburg, VA
Friday, July 8, 2016 • Fredericksburg, VA
The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services and the Germanna Community College Police Department are pleased to announce “Campus Security Officer (CSO) Certification Training,” a two-day course that meets Virginia’s mandated training and certification requirements for college/university campus security personnel. There will also be a special one-day “CPR/AED/First Aid Certification” training course.
The 2006 General Assembly enacted legislation requiring all campus security officers employed on Virginia’s public college and university campuses to successfully complete minimum entry-level employment, training, and certification requirements. Participation in this course meets the entry-level training requirement for all existing campus security personnel as well as new hires.
Additional information and online registration at http://www.dcjs.virginia.gov/vcscs/training/cso/
Clery Center's Jeanne Clert Act Training Seminar (CATS)
July 12-13, 2016
University of Virginia • Charlottesville, VA
The Clery Center's Jeanne Clery Act Training Seminars (CATS) curriculum was designed by a multidisciplinary team of experts and practitioners in the fields of campus law enforcement and student affairs. The curriculum was fully revised in 2015 to address participant suggestions, compliance challenges, and new concepts such as:
- Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) amendments to the Clery Act
- Interactive features
- Audience participation via new clicker technology
- Case study examples + group activities
- In-depth explanation of the intersections between the Clery Act + Title IX
Each two-day seminar includes presentations on:
- The 4 Ws of Crime Statistics
- Ongoing Disclosures
- Putting It All Together: The Annual Security Report
Each interactive session is taught by a practitioner in his or her field. The Clery Center encourages institutions to send collaborative teams to learn how different offices on campus can come together to better comply with the Act and truly embrace the spirit of the law.
Basic Campus Threat Assessment Team Training
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 • Newport News, VA
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 • Radford, VA
The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is pleased to announce two sessions of “Basic Campus Threat Assessment Team Training” on July 12, 2016 at Christopher Newport University, and October 4, 2016 at Radford University.
In the immediate aftermath of the April 2007 shootings that occurred at Virginia Tech, the 2008 Virginia General Assembly responded by implementing legislation requiring public colleges and universities to develop threat assessment teams and violence prevention committees.
These trainings are the result of over five years of research and collaboration between DCJS, Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, and many other public and private universities in the Commonwealth. The trainings are designed to assist colleges and universities in the development and implementation of threat assessment teams. The session will address the many legal and information sharing issues that arise in operating these teams, as well as approaches to threat assessment, case management, policies, procedures, and case studies. In addition, the session will address the functional roles of threat assessment team members and how they can operate practically within an institution. This session provides practical suggestions for institutions engaged in implementing threat assessment teams and processes.
Additional information and online registration at http://www.dcjs.virginia.gov/vcscs/training/basicTAT/
Advanced Threat Assessment Training for Higher Education: Issues and Practice
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 • Newport News, VA
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 • Radford, VA
The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is pleased to announce two sessions of “Advanced Threat Assessment Training for Higher Education: Issues and Practice” on July 13, 2016 at Christopher Newport University, and October 5, 2016 at Radford University.
This advanced training will incorporate the use of both case studies and facilitated discussions regarding critical issues facing campus threat assessment teams to enhance each participant’s case management skills and to foster continuing improvement of threat management processes. Attendees will participate actively in discussions and training activities, with ample opportunity to share expertise and resources with colleagues.
DCJS has collaborated with the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and many other public and private universities in the Commonwealth to develop trainings designed to assist colleges and universities in the development and implementation of their threat assessment teams and to address the many legal and information sharing issues that arise.
Additional information and online registration at http://www.dcjs.virginia.gov/vcscs/training/advTAT/
Campus Safety Conference East
Gaylord National Harbor Hotel • National Harbor, MD
The 3rd annual Campus Safety Conference is an education and training event for anyone involved in ensuring the public safety and security for our nation’s schools, universities, and colleges.
Sessions featuring personnel from Northern Virginia Community College (higher ed conference sponsor) — "Campus Police Panel" with NVCC Chief Daniel Dusseau & "New Perspecitves on Active Shooter Training with Commander John Weinstein.
Use code "NOVA15" to save 15% on registration. Register by May 20th for Early Bird Pricing. http://campussafetyconference.com/east/
2016 Virginia School & Campus Safety Training Forum
August 1-3, 2016
In its sixteenth year, the Virginia School and Campus Safety Training Forum will feature topnotch keynote speakers and useful workshops for more than 800 participants in the fields of law enforcement, school security, as well as PreK-12 administration and counseling, and others with an interest in school safety.
DCJS is partnering with the following agencies to bring you this combined training opportunity: Virginia Office of the Attorney General, Virginia Department of State Police, Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Virginia Department of Education, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Virginia Department of Fire Programs, and Virginia Department of Health.
Additional information and online registration at https://www.dcjs.virginia.gov/vcscs/training/schoolCampusSafetyTrainingForum/2016/