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Senator Ken Stolle Receives Special Recognition from the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police

August 11, 2009 | VACP

News Image The Honorable Kenneth Stolle, State Senator from Virginia Beach, received a special recognition on August 11, 2009, from the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police. The recognition was presented at the Valor Awards Banquet at the annual conference of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police, held this year at the Newport News Marriott at City Center in Newport News, Virginia.

Senator Stolle was recognized for his outstanding service in the Virginia State Senate, and in particular for his dedication to protecting and advancing the interests of professional law enforcement. Senator Stolle has served in the Virginia State Senate since 1991, where he has been a tremendous champion for law enforcement. “We have previously recognized Senator Stolle as our Outstanding Legislator of the Year,” said VACP President Richard Rappoport, Fairfax City Police Chief. “However, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank Senator Stolle for truly being an outstanding legislator for law enforcement every year he has served in the Virginia General Assembly. He is particularly known for his efforts to improve funding for Virginia law enforcement agencies, and for protecting the retirement benefits of police officers.” Senator Stolle began his career with the Virginia Beach Police Department in 1976 where he served as a Patrolman, Narcotics Detective, SWAT Team Leader, and Tactical Team Sergeant. In 1983, he passed the Virginia State Bar and became a licensed attorney. He left the police department in 1987 to practice law full time.
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 Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation is a charitable educational foundation created by the VACP to provide training and education programs for law enforcement executives. LINK TO PHOTO