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VACP Installs 2017-2018 Executive Board

September 20, 2017 | VACP

Chesapeake Chief Kelvin Wright Elected VACP President

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News Image Mrs. Jessica Sears Younce of Chesterfield County Recognized with 2016-17 VACP President’s Award

Each year, the President of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police & Foundation (VACP) selects an individual for the President’s Award to recognize their meritorious efforts on behalf of the law enforcement profession and Virginia’s criminal justice system. This year, 2016-17 VACP President Colonel Thierry G. Dupuis, Ret. (Chesterfield County) is proud to recognize Mrs. Jessica Sears Younce.

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News Image Twelve Virginia Law Enforcement Officers Receive 2017 VACP Awards for Valor

Officers from Chesapeake, Chesterfield County, Harrisonburg, Hopewell, Newport News, and Virginia State Police recognized for heroism.

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Herring to Announce Major Policy Proposals for Heroin & Opioid Crisis Response at VACP Conference

September 15, 2017 | VACP

On Monday, Attorney General Mark R. Herring will announce major policy proposals for Virginia's response to the heroin and opioid crisis. While addressing chiefs of police at the VACP and Foundation 2017 Annual Conference, Attorney General Herring will outline new programs and initiatives for the Commonwealth's response to the opioid epidemic.

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J. Sergeant Reynolds Police Department Re-accredited by Law Enforcement Commission

September 7, 2017 | VACP

The J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College Police Department has achieved re-accreditation by the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC) for its commitment to law enforcement excellence and recent successful completion of the re-certification process for the Virginia Law Enforcement Accreditation Program.

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News Image VACP Statement to the State Crime Commission on Decriminalization and/or Legalization of Marijuana

The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police has been closely monitoring the public debate regarding the decriminalization or legalization of marijuana for the past several years. In the final analysis, the Association has determined that it must oppose these initiatives. Below are summaries for a number of our points in reference to this position.

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VACP Response to Statement by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe

The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police stands ready to support Governor McAuliffe’s efforts to ensure that the Commonwealth ensures the rights of individuals to protest peacefully while providing for the safety of the public.

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Funeral Arrangements Finalized for Virginia State Police Pilots

August 12, 2017 | VACP

The VACP recommends that Va. law enforcement officers shroud their badges in honor of Virginia State Police Lt. H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke M. M. Bates through the day of the last funeral — SATURDAY, AUGUST 19.

Our sincerest condolences to the friends and family of the Virginia State Police.

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VACP Mourns Passing of Former Executive Director John Pearson

August 9, 2017 | VACP

Today, we mourn the passing of a wonderful man — former VACP Executive Director Lt. Col. John Pearson. Following a 38-year career with the Virginia State Police — during which he served on the VACP Executive Board and ultimately as VACP President (1978-79), John guided the Association as its Executive Director for 6 years. A kind and humble man dedicated to Virginia law enforcement, he will be missed. Thank you for your service, John.

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2016-17 VACP President Chesterfield Police Chief Thierry Dupuis to Retire September 1

June 6, 2017 | VACP

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – Col. Thierry G. Dupuis, chief of police for Chesterfield County, announced today he will retire Sept. 1, having served the residents of Chesterfield County and the Richmond region for 40 years.

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