Virginia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (VACLEA)
2016-17 VACLEA Executive Board
Dave McCoy, Chief of Police
University of Richmond
Immediate Past President
Craig L. Branch, Chief of Police
Germanna Community College
Kelvin Maxwell, Chief of Police
Thomas Nelson Community College
At-Large Member (Sworn)
Bob Beach, Chief of Police
Kevin Foust, Chief of Police
At-Large Member (Non-Sworn)
Robin Ebersole, Director of Public Safety
VACLEA Executive Director
Upcoming VACLEA Events
2017 VACLEA Winter Conference
January, 2017 • Richmond, VA
2017 VACLEA Summer Conference
June, 2017 • Virginia Beach, VA
Other Trainings & Conferences
Campus Crime Prevention Training
Wednesday, November 2 – Friday, November 4, 2016 • Portsmouth, VA
The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) in collaboration with the Virginia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (VACLEA) is pleased to announce that it will host two, 3-day Campus Crime Prevention trainings.
This training is designed to provide the latest information and tools in the area of crime prevention on college campuses. This campus crime prevention training will provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and resources to lead crime prevention services for their campuses, and to foster relationships within their campus community. Strengthening these partnerships will enable their crime prevention efforts to be successful. This curriculum includes best practices in college crime prevention as well as Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) strategies, campus crime prevention programs, community policing strategies, and available crime prevention resources.
This training is intended for Virginia campus law enforcement, campus security officers, municipal law enforcement with a connection to institutions of higher education, and campus staff who lead and provide prevention services for students on their campuses.
Additional information and online registration at https://www.dcjs.virginia.gov/training-events/campus-crime-prevention
Basic Campus Threat Assessment Team Training
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, 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/
MORE TRAININGS FROM VIRGINIA CENTER FOR SCHOOL & CAMPUS SAFETY: http://www.dcjs.virginia.gov/calendar/index.cfm?type=VCSS