Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Enforcement

The Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Enforcement is presented in recognition of an individual’s conspicuous act or achievement in the performance of some duty that results in an exceptional and responsible contribution to law enforcement. The act or achievement must clearly distinguish the individual from others in the same or like circumstances.

This award may be presented to a civilian employee or volunteer whose efforts benefited law enforcement statewide, regionally, or locally; or, to a law enforcement officer whose efforts extended beyond his agency or locality and had a regional or statewide impact. OCLE Award recipients are recognized at the VACP Annual Conference in August/September.

2021 Recipients:
VACP President Chief Maggie DeBoard (Herndon) & VACP Executive Director Dana Schrad
Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police

2018 Recipients:
Lt. Scott Humphrey
Virginia Beach Police Department

Special Agent C. Scott Wade
Virginia State Police

2014 Recipient:
Lt. James S. De Ford, Sr.
Virginia State Police

2012 Recipient:
Mrs. Jessica B Sears

2011 Recipient:
Mr. James Larry Howell
Virginia State Police

2010 Recipient:
Colonel W. Gerald Massengill, Retired
Virginia State Police

2009 Recipient:
The Honorable Robert F. Horan
Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney, Retired

2008 Recipients:
The Honorable John L. Brownlee (With Distinction)
U.S. Attorney, Western District of Virginia

Ms. Amy L. Whitmore
Virginia State Police

2006 Recipient:
Second Lt. Frank Cresswell (photo)
Fairfax County Police Department

2005 Recipient:
Miss Jessica Story (photos)

2004 Recipients:
Reverend Larry Tingle
Arlington County Police Department

Mr. Francis L. "Bud" Warren, Jr.
Virginia Beach Police Department

2003 Recipients:
Mr. Maurice Sovern
Civilian Volunteer, Fairfax County Police Department

Officer Chris Bolling
Roanoke Police Department

2001 Recipient:
Mr. Warren Carmichael
Fairfax County Police Department

2024 VACP Award Nominations

Nominations for the 2024 VACP Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Law Enforcement are due June 23, 2024!