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VACP Installs 2008-2009 Board of Officers

August 22, 2008 | VACP

News Image Roanoke County Police Chief James Ray Lavinder completes term as VACP President;
Colonel Richard J. Rappoport, City of Fairfax Police Chief, becomes 2008-2009 President.

The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police on August 19th held its election and installation of officers for the 2008-2009 Executive Board during the Valor Awards Banquet of the VACP’s Annual Conference in Hot Springs. The new board members are:

PRESIDENT
Col. Richard Rappoport, City of Fairfax – Chief Rick Rappoport has served for the past 8 years as the Chief of Police for the City of Fairfax, Virginia. Prior to that, he served 24 years with the Fairfax County Police Department and retired as a Deputy Chief of Police in 2000. Chief Rappoport received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice from the American University in Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute's 12-week Administrative Officers Course at the University of Louisville and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Academy at Quantico, Virginia. Since 2003, Chief Rappoport has served on the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Bias Based Policing. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and serves on the IACP Civil Rights Committee. Chief Rappoport has served on the Executive Boards of both the Virginia SPI and the Virginia FBINA alumni associations, and in 2000 was the President of the Virginia Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates of Virginia. In 2003 and 2004 he served as the Chairman of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Police Chiefs Committee.

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Chief James Ray Lavinder, Roanoke County, formerly chaired the Association’s Training Committee, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation. He represents the VACP on the Virginia Criminal Justice Services Board.

1ST VICE PRESIDENT
Chief M. Douglas Scott, Arlington County – Chief Scott is on the Association’s Highway Safety Committee. He served as the Virginia representative to the State Associations of Chiefs of Police (SACOP) division of the International Association of Chiefs of Police from 2004-2007. Chief Scott formerly served as the police chief in Fairfax County and in Fairfax City, and was Assistant Inspector General for the US Department of the Interior before becoming the Arlington police chief in 2003.

2ND VICE PRESIDENT
Chief Douglas Davis, Waynesboro – Chief Davis serves on the Association’s Training Committee and Highway Safety Committee. He is a graduate of the Foundation’s Professional Executive Leadership School, and is known for his expertise in police communications and patrol operations. He represents the VACP on the State Interoperability Executive Committee.

3RD VICE PRESIDENT
Chief Mark Marshall, Smithfield – Chief Marshall is currently the 3rd Vice President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation Professional Executive Leadership School. He is involved with several initiatives involving information sharing, including the N-DEx project and the LInX program. Chief Marshall’s Smithfield Police Department is one of the smallest departments in the state to receive professional agency accreditation.

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS
Chief Bruce Marquis, Norfolk – Chief Marquis has master degrees in Criminal Justice Management and Business Administration, and holds a Doctor of Education degree in Higher Education Management. He is an expert in law enforcement training, interagency relations and community policing techniques. Chief Marquis has extensive military experience as well as federal and local law enforcement management experience.

Chief Richard Clark, Galax – Chief Clark has a master’s degree in Criminal Justice, and has been chief of police in Galax since 2001. His agency has been accredited by the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission, and he led the City of Galax to certification as a Crime Prevention Community. He represents the VACP on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Center for Policing Innovation.

Chief James Williams, Staunton – Chief Williams has a master’s degree in Criminal Justice, and is a graduate of the FBI Academy. He represents the VACP on the Virginia Amber Alert Board, and on the Law Enforcement Executives Advisory Committee of the Virginia Crime Prevention Association. He serves as the Virginia representative to the State Associations of Chiefs of Police (SACOP) division of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Chief Timothy Longo, Charlottesville – Chief Longo has a law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law, and has completed the Senior Management Institute for Police sponsored by the Police Executive Research Forum. He has experience in global strategic management consulting, and has served as project coordinator for the District of Columbia and the Metropolitan Police Department’s Communications Technology initiatives. Chief Longo served with the Baltimore Police Department from 1981-2000, rising to the rank of Chief of Technical Services. He represents the VACP on the Special Olympics Virginia Board of Directors, the Virginia Center for Policing Innovation Board of Directors and on the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission.

Chief A. M. “Jake” Jacocks, Jr., Virginia Beach – Chief Jacocks is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s 64th Administrative Officers Course, the Police Executive Leadership School at the University of Richmond, P.E.R.F’s Senior Management Institute for Police, the F.B.I’s National Executive Institute and Leadership Hampton Roads. He is a member of the Executive Board and the Homeland Security and By-Laws Committees of the Major Cities Chiefs Association, the Executive Board of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Legislative and Highway Safety Committees of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police and the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Criminal Justice Services Board. Additionally, Governor Timothy Kaine appointed Chief Jacocks as a Military Aide de Camp in 2006, and he serves on the Governor’s Motorcycle Advisory Council. Chief Jacocks has a master’s degree in Public Administration, and graduates this week from the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Post Graduate School’s Homeland Security Executive Leaders Program. 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 advocates for law enforcement interests at the state and federal level.

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For more information, contact: Ms. Dana Schrad, Executive Director — (804) 338-9512

Photo Caption:
(front, l. to r.) Second VP Chief Doug Davis, Waynesboro PD; First VP Chief Doug Scott, Arlington Co. PD; President Colonel Rick Rappoport, City of Fairfax PD; Immediate Past President Chief Ray Lavinder, Roanoke Co. PD; Third VP Chief Mark Marshall, Smithfield PD;
(back, l. to r.) Board Members Chief Jim Williams, Staunton PD; Chief Rick Clark, Galax PD; and Chief Bruce Marquis, Norfolk PD. (Not pictured: Chief Longo & Chief Jacocks)

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Photo Credit: Erin Schrad, VACP