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VACP Installs 2010-2011 Executive Board

August 12, 2010 | VACP

News Image Waynesboro Police Chief Douglas Davis becomes 2010-2011 President
Chief M. Douglas Scott, Arlington County Police Chief, completes 2009-2010 term as VACP President

The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police on August 10 installed the 2010-2011 VACP Executive Board during the Valor Awards Banquet of the association’s annual conference in Reston, Virginia. The new board members are:

PRESIDENT – Chief Douglas Davis, Waynesboro – Chief Davis serves on the Association’s Training Committee and Virginia Highway Safety Committee. He is a graduate of the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation’s Professional Executive Leadership School, and is known for his expertise in police communications and patrol operations. He represents the VACP on the Virginia Inmate Population Forecasting Committee.

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT – Chief M. Douglas Scott, Arlington County – Chief Scott is on the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Executive Committee. He served as the Virginia representative to the State Associations of Chiefs of Police (SACOP) division of the IACP from 2004-2007, and he currently serves on the Virginia Highway Safety Committee. 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.

1ST 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. 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.

2ND 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 was appointed in 2010 to represent the VACP on the Virginia Criminal Justice Services Board. (not pictured)

3RD VICE PRESIDENT – 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.

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS
Chief Mark Marshall, Smithfield – Chief Marshall is currently the 1st 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 teaches regularly in the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation’s New Chiefs/Deputy Chiefs School, and is an expert in police personnel management. Chief Marshall’s Smithfield Police Department is one of the smallest departments in the state to receive professional agency accreditation.

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 Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission. (not pictured)

Chief Gary 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. 

Colonel Thierry Dupuis, Chesterfield County – Colonel Dupuis was appointed the chief of police for the Chesterfield County Police Department in 2007. Colonel Dupuis has served within all major divisions within the department. He is the 7th chief in the department's history and the first to have held all ranks within the department including officer, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, major and lieutenant colonel. Colonel Dupuis holds an associate degree in applied science from John Tyler Community College, a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a master's degree in business administration from Averett College. Colonel Dupuis has served as an adjunct professor with the School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. He serves on several community service boards to include SAFE, a substance abuse prevention coalition, the John Tyler ASAP policy board and the Chesterfield/Colonial Heights Community Criminal Justice Board.

Colonel David Rohrer, Fairfax County – Colonel Rohrer has been chief of the Fairfax County Police Department since 2004 and a member of the department since 1980. During his career, he has been recognized in numerous commendations and has earned a Meritorious Service Award, an Outstanding Performance Award and a Bronze Valor Award. He was appointed in 2010 to represent the VACP on the Virginia Criminal Justice Services Board. 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. The Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation is a charitable educational foundation created by the VACP to provide training and education programs for law enforcement.

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