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VACP Installs 2009-2010 Board of Officers

August 12, 2009 | VACP

News Image Colonel Richard J. Rappoport, City of Fairfax Police Chief, completes term as VACP President;
Chief M. Douglas Scott, Arlington County Police Chief, becomes 2009-2010 President

The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police on August 11 held its election and installation of officers for the 2009-2010 Executive Board during the Valor Awards Banquet of the VACP’s Annual Conference in Newport News, VA. The new board members are:

PRESIDENT – Chief M. Douglas Scott, Arlington County – Chief M. Douglas Scott has nearly 33 years of law enforcement experience with almost 11 years serving in the position of Chief of Police. He was appointed Chief of Police in Arlington County, Virginia, in April 2003. Chief Scott began his law enforcement career as a Police Cadet with the Fairfax County Police Department in 1975. In 1995, Chief Scott was appointed as the Chief of Police for Fairfax County. In 1998, he retired from Fairfax County and was named Chief of Police in the City of Fairfax Police Department. He left local law enforcement briefly in 2000 to join federal service when he accepted a position as an Assistant Inspector General for the U.S. Department of the Interior. Chief Scott currently serves on the Executive Board of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Chief Scott holds an Associate’s degree in Police Science, a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Behavioral Science and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University. He is also a graduate of the FBI’s National Academy and the FBI’s National Executive Institute.

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT – Col. Richard Rappoport, City of Fairfax – Chief Rappoport has a Bachelors degree in Justice from American University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville. Chief Rappoport is a member of IACP’s Civil Rights Committee and the chair of the VACP Professional Image and Ethics Committee.

1ST 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. Chief Davis has a Master’s Degree in Justice and Risk Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

2ND VICE PRESIDENT – 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. Chief Marquis has been a member of the IACP’s Homeland Security Committee for four years. He serves on the Law Enforcement Officers Advisory Group (LCAG) related to the distribution, regionally, of funds to support Homeland Security initiatives. He is also a member of the Virginia Area Maritime Security Committee (VAMSC) and serves on the VAMSC Executive Board. Chief Marquis also has served as the president of the Hampton Roads Chiefs Association for the past two years and has been a member of VACP’s Executive Board since 2006.

3RD VICE PRESIDENT – Chief Richard Clark, Galax – Chief Clark has a master’s degree in Criminal Justice, and has been chief of police 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.

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS
Chief Mark Marshall, Smithfield – Chief Marshall is currently the 2nd 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’s Professional Executive Leadership School. He teaches regularly in the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation’s New Chiefs/Deputy Chiefs School, and is an expert in police personnel management. 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.

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. Since October, 2007, he has served as the Virginia representative to the State Associations of Chiefs of Police (SACOP) division of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Chief Williams is on the Patrol and Tactical Operations Committee 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 began his career with the Virginia Beach Police Department as a civilian Precinct Desk Officer in December 1971 at the age of 19 and became a sworn officer in 1973. Then in 2000, he was appointed Chief of Police after a seven-month nationwide search. Chief Jacocks holds an Associates Degree in Police Science, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology and a Master of Public Administration degree. He is also 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, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Criminal Justice Services Board and their Asset Forfeiture, Grant and By-Laws sub-committees and the Chesapeake Bay Alcohol Safety Action Program Policy Board.

Chief Gary W. Roche, Pulaski – Chief Roche has been Chief of Police in Pulaski since 2001, and has a Masters Degree in Administration of Justice. He is a graduate of the FBI Academy and the Professional Executive Leadership School. He has served as president of the Blue Ridge Association of Chiefs of Police, and currently serves on the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission.

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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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CAPTION: Front, l. to r. -- Second Vice President Chief Bruce Marquis, Norfolk; First Vice President Chief Doug Davis, Waynesboro; President Chief Doug Scott, Arlington County; Third Vice President Chief Rick Clark, Galax; and Immediate Past President Chief Rick Rappoport, City of Fairfax. Back, l. to r. -- Executive Board Members Chief Jake Jacocks, Virginia Beach; Chief Mark Marshall, Smithfield; Chief Jim Williams, Staunton; Chief Tim Longo, Charlottesville; and Chief Gary Roche, Pulaski.