Inaugural VACP Law Enforcement Executive Certifications Awarded

The VACP today conferred on ten Virginia law enforcement executives the designation of VACP Certified Law Enforcement Chief Executive or Command Executive.

After many years of program development, the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police & Foundation (VACP) is pleased to present our inaugural class of VACP Certified Law Enforcement Executives. 
The VACP strives to promote the professional development and highest standards of executive and management level personnel of law enforcement agencies throughout Virginia. With that mission in mind, the VACP Law Enforcement Executive Certification Program encourages police executives to attain and maintain established benchmarks of accomplishment to achieve a recommended standard for police leadership within the state of Virginia. 

There are two levels of law enforcement certification available for Virginia public safety leaders:   Applicants must meet ALL eligibility requirements in the program for initial certification, which includes being a member of the VACP or VACLEA in good standing, tenure, formal educational requirements, professional development training, and service on boards and committees. Certification is for 3 years, and participants must recertify every 3 years to remain active in the program. 
Congratulations to the following law enforcement executives for achieving their certifications!
VACP Certified Law Enforcement Chief Executive Officers:

Chief Scott Booth, Danville Police Department
Chief Maggie DeBoard, Herndon Police Department
Chief Eric English, Henrico County Police Division
Chief Stephen Keatts, Poquoson Police Department
Chief Adam Linn, Occoquan Police Department
Chief Dave McCoy, University of Richmond Police Department
Chief Erin Schaible, City of Fairfax Police Department
Chief Ryan Zuidema, Lynchburg Police Department

VACP Certified Law Enforcement Command Executive Officers:

Interim Chief Garrett Shelton, Old Dominion University Police Department
Assistant Chief Jimmy Chapman, Roanoke County Police Department

The VACP Law Enforcement Executive Certification Program is open for applications. See or contact Erin Schrad, VACP Communications Manager, at


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