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2009 VACP President’s Award Presented to Henrico Police Chief Henry W. Stanley, Jr.

August 11, 2009 | VACP

News Image Henrico County Police Chief Henry W. Stanley, Jr., was honored on August 11th with the 2009 President’s Award at the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Awards Banquet in Newport News. VACP 2008-2009 President, Fairfax City Police Chief Rick Rappoport, presented the award to Chief Stanley for his many years of service to Virginia law enforcement.

Chief Stanley has been active in the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police, serving in all Association positions, including president and chairman of many committees. He is a Board member of the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation, member of the Police Executive Research Forum, and a member of the Henrico Business Council. “As busy as he is, what I’ve heard consistently for nearly twenty years is: How can I help?” said VACP President Rappoport. “Chief Henry Stanley has been a tireless and selfless leader for the Virginia law enforcement community for many years, and the VACP President’s Award is the best way I know to thank him for all he’s done and all he continues to do.” Chief Stanley has been a police officer in Henrico County since 1962 and the chief of police since 1995. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Police Administration. In addition, he is a graduate of the 123rd Session F.B.I. National Academy and the 24th Session F.B.I National Executive Institute; the Senior Management Institute for Police conducted by the Police Executive Research Forum and Harvard University; and the Police Executive Leadership School at the University of Richmond. He has served as a faculty member at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College where he currently serves on the Advisory Board for Curriculum Development. He serves as Governor Kaine’s appointee to the Secure Commonwealth Panel and has the distinction of serving three Virginia Governors in this capacity since 9-11. As a Panel member, he serves as Chairman of the First Responders Sub-Panel. Currently, Chief Stanley serves as a Board member of the F.B.I. Richmond Regional Joint Terrorism Task Force. Additionally, he is a thirteen year member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Criminal Justice Advisory Policy Board, Southern Region Working Group.
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. LINK TO PHOTO