VACP 2006 Outstanding Legislator Award Presented to Senator Ken Stolle
August 8, 2006 | VACP
State Senator Kenneth W. Stolle was honored on August 8 with the 2006 Outstanding Legislator Award, presented by the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police. The award was presented during the VACP Annual Conference Awards Banquet at the Hotel Roanoke Conference Center.“Senator Stolle is a champion for Virginia law enforcement,” stated VACP President Charles W. Bennett, Jr., Lynchburg Police Chief. “He is tireless in his efforts to secure improved law enforcement retirement benefits for our officers, and he is dedicated to the passage of legislation to reduce crime in Virginia.” Senator Ken Stolle currently serves in the Virginia General Assembly as the Senate Majority Whip, representing the 8th District in Virginia Beach. He is chairman of the Courts of Justice Committee and the Senate Finance Public Safety Sub-Committee. In addition, Senator Stolle is a member of the Commerce and Labor, Finance, Privileges and Elections, and Rules committees. In addition to his committee work in the General Assembly, Senator Stolle is currently the vice-chairman of the Crime Commission and serves on several boards, including the Indigent Defense Commission, the Criminal Justice Services Board, and the UVa Center for Politics’ General Assembly Steering Committee. Prior to being elected in 1991, Senator Stolle was a Virginia Beach police officer from 1976 until 1987, where he served in the Narcotics, SWAT, and Underwater Rescue Divisions. In addition, he was a Lieutenant in the United States Naval Reserve. Senator Stolle is currently a partner with the law firm of Kaufman & Canoles, P.C. in Virginia Beach. Photos
The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police is a statewide organization of federal, state and local police chiefs and law enforcement executives dedicated to improving the professionalism of police agencies in Virginia. The Association was founded in 1926 and has more than 600 members. The Association provides annual training programs for law enforcement executives, directs a statewide traffic safety program for law enforcement, produces Freedom of Information Act guidelines for law enforcement and lobbies for law enforcement interests at the state and federal level.