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New Chiefs / Deputy Chiefs Training

MARCH 27-30, 2018

This is a four-day training program that has been designed for individuals who have been recently appointed or elected to the position of chief executive of their agency, assistant or deputy chief executive, or for those individuals who act in those roles in their absence.  This program is designed to assist newly promoted/appointed executive level personnel in their transition to their new role.

The curriculum is focused on issues central to running a successful law enforcement agency.  Classes may include: “Things to do First” for New Police Chiefs, Political Environments, Financial Management, Records Management, Personnel Actions, Ethics, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Developing and Instilling a Culture of Safety, and Legislative Updates.  Classes offered change from time to time to ensure that topics covered are recent and relevant.

In addition to classroom discussions, this program provides participants with the opportunity to network with executive staff members from other law enforcement agencies.  This is a great opportunity to meet and seek assistance from other law enforcement executives.  The program is open to applicants from law enforcement agencies, both in-state and out-of-state.

Registration Deadline is March 2, 2018

Program Information
This program is a four-day school and classes begin promptly at 9:30 am on Tuesday and conclude at 12:30 pm on Friday.  All classes will be held at the Hampton Inn & Suites hotel in Glen Allen, VA.  A detailed program agenda will be emailed to all registrants prior to the training.  Please refer to the Program Guidelines for detailed program information and answers to FAQ's.

Registration deadline is March 2, 2018.  Because the class size is limited, applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis.  Early registration is encouraged!

Who Should Attend
This program is designed for individuals who have recently been appointed as a chief of police, sheriff, deputy chief, deputy sheriff, or one who functions as the chief executive in their absence.  This is also an excellent program for any chief of police who is new to the Commonwealth of Virginia.  While policies relate to Virginia's laws and codes, out-of-state applicants are welcome to register for this course.

This training will be pre-approved by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) for Partial In-service Credit.  DCJS Partial In-service Credit (PIC) forms and certificates of completion will be distributed at the close of the training.  Participants must attend a minimum of 4 hours to be eligible to receive credit.  In-service credit awarded includes legal and career development/elective.

Program Fee
The program fee is $500 and includes tuition, course materials, break services, in-service credit, and hospitality.  The program fee with 3 nights of lodging is $725.  All lodging is single occupancy.  Additional nights of lodging are available for $104 per night including tax.

The program fee with lodging is $725 and includes lodging for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights at the Hampton Inn & Suites Hotel in Glen Allen, Virginia.  A full buffet breakfast is included with the cost of lodging.  Additional nights of lodging are available for $104 per night including tax.  Lodging is single occupancy and arrangements are made by the VACP.  If special accommodations are needed, please send an email to

Cancellation Policy
If cancellation is received before March 2, you will be eligible for a partial refund, but will be assessed an $125 scheduling fee. No refund will be granted for any withdrawal notice received on or after March 2. No-shows are not eligible for refunds. Qualified substitutions are gladly accepted with prior approval.

Program Guidelines
Program participants should download and read the Program Guidelines which have been developed to assist with the orderly operation of the program and address frequently asked questions.

For more information or any questions concerning this program, please contact our Programs Manager, Stephanie Diaz, at (804) 937-3200 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or age in its programs or activities, including education policies, admissions policies, scholarships, and other programs.  The following position has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the VACP's non-discrimination policies:

Executive Director
Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
880 Technology Park Drive, Ste. 100
Glen Allen, VA 23059
(804) 285-8227

For further information on federal non-discrimination regulations, contact the Office for Civil Rights at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (800) 421-3481.