News & Announcements
Virginia’s 2013 observed seat belt use rate is 79.7 percent. This number is helping to save lives on our roadways – but it could be higher, saving even more lives. We want to make sure both our motorists AND our officers are buckling up on every ride, in every vehicle. DMV’s Virginia Highway Safety Office (VAHSO), the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police (VACP) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have partnered to encourage all Virginia law enforcement officers to wear their seat belts.
February 20, 2014 | VACPActing James City County Administrator, Doug Powell, has announced Bradley J. Rinehimer as the County’s Police Chief effective March 1, 2014. Rinehimer has been Acting Chief since former Police Chief Emmett Harmon retired in December 2013.
February 12, 2014 | VACPCrossover Week Update on legislation that the VACP has been tracking during the 2014 Session of the Virginia General Assembly.Read more...
February 12, 2014 | Virginia NewsBy Chief AJ Panebianco, Middleburg Police Department
The Belmont Country Club in Loudoun County Virginia was the location for the second annual “State of Law Enforcement in Loudoun County.” The event is one of the many informative meetings coordinated by the Loudoun County Crime Commission. The chief law enforcement officers from the four agencies within the county were the keynote speakers.
February 10, 2014 | National NewsPolice officers working the night shift are significantly more likely to suffer long-term, on-the-job injuries than officers on day and afternoon shifts, according to new research conducted at the University at Buffalo SUNY School of Public Health and Health Professions. The study’s principal author is Dr. John Violanti, a research scientist in the department of social and preventive medicine and an expert on the relationship of police officer stress to serious health risks
February 8, 2014 | VACPVACP President Chief Tim Longo requests that Virginia law enforcement officers shroud their badges in honor of Waynesboro Police Auxiliary Captain Kevin Wayne Quick until the day of his funeral – Monday, February 17.
The VACP extends its sincerest condolences to Captain Quick's family and friends and to the Waynesboro Police Department, with great thanks for his service.
February 7, 2014 | Virginia NewsGOOCHLAND COUNTY, Va. – A total of five individuals are now facing charges in connection with the disappearance and death of Kevin W. Quick, 45, of Rockfish, Va. Quick disappeared Friday night (Jan. 31, 2014) while en-route from Nelson County to Albemarle County. His personal vehicle was recovered Monday (Feb. 3, 2014) at a residence in Louisa County. Quick has served as a captain in the Waynesboro Police Department’s Police Reserve Unit for many years.
February 4, 2014 | Virginia NewsRICHMOND — Virginia localities that use cameras to detect and fine red-light violators can keep using them, a House of Delegates committee decided Tuesday.
February 4, 2014 | Virginia NewsBlacksburg police Capt. Anthony Wilson never planned on becoming a police officer.
February 4, 2014 | VACPThe Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation (VPCF) conducts a number of leadership training schools throughout the year and application deadlines are quickly approaching for several of the 2014 schools.