Adjust text size

VACP Installs 2013-2014 Executive Board

August 27, 2013 | VACP

News Image
Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy J. Longo, Sr., becomes 2013-2014 President; Staunton Police Chief James E. Williams completes 2012-2013 term as VACP President

The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police on August 27th installed the 2013-2014 VACP Executive Board during the Valor Awards Banquet of the association’s annual conference in Williamsburg, Virginia.  The new board members are:

PRESIDENT – Chief Timothy J. Longo, Sr. — Chief Timothy Longo has served as the Chief of Police in Charlottesville, Virginia since 2001. Prior to joining the Charlottesville Police Department, Chief Longo served 19 years with the City of Baltimore Police Department, where he rose to the rank of Colonel, serving as Chief of Technical Services. Chief Longo holds a Bachelor of Science from Towson State University, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law. He is also a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police, Police Executive Research Forum.  Chief Longo lectures across America in the fields of Ethics, Professional Standards, Internal Affairs and a variety of legal topics. He has served as adjunct faculty at Towson University and a guest lecturer at the University of Virginia schools of law and business.  Chief Longo has been the recipient of the Police Commissioner’s Award of Excellence, and the Webber Seavey Award.

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT – Chief James E. Williams, Staunton — Chief Jim Williams was appointed to the position of Chief of Police on July 1, 2003. Chief Williams began his career with the Staunton Police Department as a police officer in September of 1984. Chief Williams received a Master of Science degree in criminal justice from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has attended numerous other police management training courses.  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.

1ST VICE PRESIDENT – Chief Gary Roche, Pulaski — Chief Roche has been Chief of Police in Pulaski since 2001, and has a Master 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.

2ND VICE PRESIDENT – Chief David C. Sloggie, Williamsburg — Chief Sloggie has 37 years of experience with the Williamsburg Police Department, and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology from Saint Leo College and a Master in Justice Administration from Golden Gate University.  He is a 1989 graduate of the FBI National Academy, a 1992 graduate of the United States Secret Service Dignitary Protection School, and a 1996 graduate of the Police Executive Leadership School at the University of Richmond.

3RD VICE PRESIDENT – 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 degree in business administration from Averett College.


Chief Kelvin L. Wright, Chesapeake — Chief Wright was appointed the Chesapeake police chief in 2008, and has been a champion for change in the agency and for crime reduction in the community.  Chief Wright has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree, Cum Laude, in Sociology from Saint Leo University; a Master in Public Administration from Troy University and is pursuing a PhD in Public Administration and Urban Policy from Old Dominion University. He is active in developing leadership education programs for the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation. (2011-2015 term)

Chief Douglas A. Goodman, Ashland — Chief Goodman was appointed Ashland police chief in 2008, where he has worked to enhance officer productivity and effectiveness.  Under his watch, his agency has increased number of Neighborhood Watch programs by 50% and reduced traffic accidents by 38% over a three-year period. Chief Goodman holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Sociology from Virginia Tech and a Master in Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Center for Policing Innovation. (2011-2015 term)

Chief Kimberley S. Crannis, Blacksburg — Chief Crannis was appointed chief of police for the town of Blacksburg in October 2006 after serving in various capacities since 1984. Among her many professional affiliations, Chief Crannis is an assessor for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. She serves on the board of the New River Valley Alcohol Safety Awareness Program, is a past president of the FBI National Associates of Virginia, and is a former board member of the New River Valley Women’s Resource Center. On June 20, the New River Valley Express Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association presented Chief Kimberley S. Crannis with the 2012 Woman of the Year Award. (2012-2016 term)

Chief Christopher C. Perkins, Roanoke City — Chief Perkins has served as Roanoke Chief of Police since 2010, and has been with the department since 1992.  He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tennessee, and a Master of Arts from Hollins University.  Chief Perkins is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Police Executive Leadership School (PELS), and has received numerous awards for his law enforcement training skills. (2013-2017 term)

Chief Stephen L. Sellers, Albemarle County (not pictured) — Chief Sellers was appointed Albemarle County Chief of Police in 2011, after serving from 1997-2011 in progressive positions with the Fairfax County Police Department and rising to the rank of Deputy Chief.  He has a Master Degree in Public Administration from Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from National Louis University.  Chief Sellers graduated from the FBI National Academy in 2000, and is a member of the Virginia Highway Safety Committee.  (2013-2017 term)

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.


PHOTO CAPTION: (front, L to R) Colonel Thierry Dupuis, Chesterfield County; Chief Jim Williams, Staunton; Chief Tim Longo, Charlottesville; Chief Gary Roche, Pulaski; Chief Dave Sloggie. (back, L to R) Chief Kelvin Wright, Chesapeake; Chief Doug Goodman, Ashland; Chief Kimberley Crannis, Blacksburg; and Chief Chris Perkins, Roanoke.  (Not Pictured: Col. Steve Sellers, Albemarle County)