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2007 VACP President’s Award Presented to Lex Eckenrode

August 28, 2007 | VACP

News Image Mr. Lex T. Eckenrode, Chief Executive Officer of the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation, was honored August 28 with the President’s Award at the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Awards Banquet in Williamsburg. VACP President, Williamsburg Police Chief Mike Yost, presented the award to Mr. Eckenrode for his many years of service to Virginia law enforcement.

Mr. Eckenrode became the Chief Executive Officer of the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation after retiring from almost three decades of public service with the Department of Criminal Justice Services. He has dedicated his entire career to the service of law enforcement through his commitment to promoting professionalism, ethics and leadership education. Mr. Eckenrode has directed the development of the Foundation’s successful leadership education and training programs for law enforcement and business executives. Under his leadership, the Foundation has partnered with the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech to create and implement the Commonwealth Youth Conference for Leadership Effectiveness (CYCLE) program for rising Virginia tenth graders. The Foundation also co-sponsors the Valor Awards Program with the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police, and offers scholarships for children of Virginia law enforcement officers. Mr. Eckenrode also has provided his support to the work of the VACP’s Training Committee, which plans the Executive Development Program at Radford and the New Chiefs School. “Lex Eckenrode has spent his entire career working for Virginia law enforcement,” said VACP President Mike Yost. “His experience in developing professional law enforcement training programs has been a tremendous asset to the work of our Foundation. Lex Eckenrode is dedicated to providing Virginia law enforcement with the resources and support needed to improve public safety services to Virginians. The Virginia law enforcement community owes a tremendous debt of gratitude to Lex for his years of dedicated service.”
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. For additional information, contact Ms. Dana Schrad, Executive Director. Photos of the award presentation are available at