'Tis the Season for Giving...

In this season of giving, the VACP hopes you'll consider supporting our programs through an individual donation or other fundraising initiative.
It's the season of thankfulness and giving. We at the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police & Foundation (VACP) are thankful for our members and all of our Virginia law enforcement officers who have dedicated themselves to making our communities better and safer. We simply hope that we are able to assist you in that noble endeavor, whether through training and educational programs, advocacy, consulting services, scholarships, officer recognition, or other programs or resources.

In order to provide that assistance, the VACP relies on a number revenue sources – membership dues, conference registrations, grants, corporate sponsorships and partnerships, proceeds from the sale of hiring and promotional exams, and individual donations.

With this in mind, we are asking you this #GivingTuesday to consider the VACP in your charitable giving. The VACP is a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization, so all direct contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. We have set up several donation forms so that you may direct your gift either to general VACP operations or to a specific scholarship fund:
VACP General Fund Donation
A donation to the VACP General Fund helps support the day-to-day operations of the organization and helps us to provide a wide array of assistance and other resources to our Virginia law enforcement community.

PELS Scholarship Fund (aka, "Lex T. Eckenrode Scholarship)
This is a partial needs-based scholarship for the VACP's Professional Executive Leadership School (PELS) and is available to sworn law enforcement officers employed in the Commonwealth of Virginia who qualify for, and are accepted into, PELS.  The scholarship is available to individuals from organizations who have a financial need and are from a small department (35 or less sworn force) or are a graduate of the VACP's Institute for Leadership in Changing Times (ILCT).  The amount of each scholarship will be determined by the PELS Alumni Section Scholarship Committee.

VACP Training & Education Program Scholarships
These scholarships are intended to increase the learning opportunities for Virginia's law enforcement officers through needs-based discounts or fee waivers for the VACP's various leadership education and training programs.  This resource is generally most applicable to small agencies (35 or less sworn force) or those agencies with limited resources and training budgets and are only available for sworn law enforcement officers employed in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  

VACP College Scholarship Fund
The VACP acknowledges the support police officers give their communities. In recognition of this, we offer a College Scholarship Program for dependent children of active police officers employed in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This is a needs-based partial scholarship, and the amount of the scholarship award varies. For more information, see the VACP College Scholarship Page.

PELS Alumni Section Donation


Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC)

New for 2018! The VACP is now among the charities approved by the Commonwealth of Virginia to which state employees may direct their workplace giving donations! If you are a state employee who participates in this campaign and would like your gift to go to supporting the VACP, our CVC code is 100112. For more information about the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign, visit

Other Fundraising Initiatives

In addition to the above direct giving campaigns, the VACP offers individuals wishing to support our mission and programs two other ways to generate financial support. By simply choosing the VACP as your charity of choice with these partner organizations, you can support us with your everyday shopping at no additional personal expense!

Did you know that your everyday shopping at could be helping to support the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police & Foundation?
By simpling going to and setting the VACP as your charity of choice, Amazon will automatically donate a percentage of your purchase total to the VACP at no additional cost to you!  After that, whenever you go to shop though Amazon, just remember to type in "" and you'll continue to support the VACP!

Kroger is committed to helping our communities grow and prosper. Year after year, local schools, churches and other nonprofit organizations will earn millions of dollars through Kroger Community Rewards.  Kroger Community Rewards makes fund-raising easy... all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card!

And now, you can choose to support the VACP through your everyday shopping at Kroger!

To get started, sign up with your Plus Card at, and then search for the VACP using organization number "TF040". Once enrolled in the Community Rewards program and registered to support the VACP, you'll earn rewards dollars for the VACP's programs every time you shop and use your Plus Card! (Need a Kroger Plus card?  Simply request one at checkout!)

The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police & Foundation, Inc. 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 or call (800) 421-3481.


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