2019 VACP Awards

    Applications for the 2019 VACP Awards for Valor, Lifesaving & Outstanding Contribution to Law Enforcement are due June 7, 2019! Nominate your deserving officers today.


    2019 VLEC Awards

    Applications for the 2019 Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge Awards for excellence in traffic safety are now available! Entries are due Sat. June 1! (THIS IS AN EXTENSION!)


    Save the Date!

    2019 VACP Annual Conference
    Hilton Norfolk The Main
    Norfolk, VA
    August 25-28, 2019


    Join Us Today!

    Apply today to be a VACP Member and
    join a network of more than 500 local, state, campus, private and federal public safety administrators and related industry professionals.

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Welcome to the new VACP website!

Your VACP staff has been working hard the last couple years to implement an entirely new association management software and web site to better serve all of you, and we are thrilled to finally launch it!  We hope you'll find this new site easier to use when it comes to applying for membership, making dues payments or registering for trainings and conferences online. Please bear with us as we continue to transfer content from the old site to this new one and don't hesitate to let us know when you come across broken links or missing information!


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  • VACP Recommends Shrouding of Badges for National Peace Officers Memorial Day

    • Date: 5/13/2019

    Governor Ralph Northam, Virginia Chiefs recognize 2019 Virginia Police Week and National Peace Officers Memorial Day — Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

  • September 11 Designated as Annual First Responders Day in Virginia

    • Date: 5/1/2019

    During the 2019 Session of the Virginia General Assembly, the Virginia House of Delegates passed much important legislation, including House Joint Resolution 646, designating September 11, in 2019 and each succeeding year, as First Responders Day in Virginia.

  • Overcoming the Terror of Testifying

    • Date: 4/5/2019

    Courtroom anxiety stems from many factors, including the high legal burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. But fear of public speaking, lack of control over the court process and horror stories told by other officers may add to the stress of testifying.

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