Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation (VPCF)
Originally founded in 1993 as the Virginia Law Enforcement Foundation, the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation was established by the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police as a non-profit, charitable and educational foundation (501(c)3) whose purpose was to support professional and leadership development of law enforcement officers and executives in Virginia. This purpose was fulfilled through the development of a number of leadership schools (PELS, ILCT, First Line Supervisors Training, New Chiefs/Deputy Chiefs School, etc) and through several other special training programs. The Foundation was also a supporter of the VACP Annual Conference Training Program and the VACP Awards for Valor, Lifesaving & Outstanding Contribution to Law Enforcement as well as a granter of scholarships.
In May 2016, the Association and the Foundation merged operations and corporate structure to become the "Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police & Foundation, Inc.", a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For more, see About the VACP or review our Articles of Merger.