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VACP President Williamsburg Police Chief Dave Sloggie Announces Retirement

August 11, 2016 | Virginia News

News Image Williamsburg Police Chief David C. Sloggie announced today his plans to retire on January 1, 2017 after 40 years in law enforcement.

A native of Newport News, Chief Sloggie joined the Williamsburg Police Department on August 1, 1976 and was sworn in exactly one month later on his 21st birthday. He has served his entire 40-year career in law enforcement with the City of Williamburg, including six years as Chief, thirteen years as Deputy Chief, and fourteen years as Uniform Bureau Major. 

Chief Sloggie was instrumental in the early phases of the Williamsburg Police Department becoming an accredited agency. He was also an assessor for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®) in 1992-93, which selected the WPD to be a Flagship Agency in 2009.

Chief Sloggie holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology from Saint Leo College and an MPA in Justice Administration from Golden Gate University. He also holds a Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management from Virginia Tech.  Sloggie is a 1985 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.

Chief Sloggie was elected to the VACP Executive Board as Third Vice President in 2012 and ascended through the chairs to become President in 2015. He has also served for many years on the VACP Awards Committee, with several years as Chairman. 

Chief Sloggie is the third Williamsburg Police Chief in succession who was elected to serve as President of the VACP.  His predecessor, Chief J. Michael Yost, was VACP President from 2006-2007. Yost's predecessor, Chief Larry Vardell, was VACP President from 1990-91.  (It is also worth noting that two former Williamsburg deputy police chiefs who became chiefs at other agencies also were elected to serve as VACP President. Retired Waynesboro Police Chief Douglas L. Davis, 2010-11 VACP President, was deputy chief under Yost and retired Fredericksburg Police Chief James W. Powers, 1999-2000 VACP President, was deputy chief under Vardell.)

In retirement, Chief Sloggie looks forward to spending more time with his wife, Maureen, and his children and grandchildren, and also exploring other professional opportunities.