Public Safety Executive Hiring Assistance

The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police is pleased to offer Virginia localities and colleges our assistance in the hiring of a police chief / public safety executive. We have helped several agencies across Virginia with any or all of the following needs:

  • consulting with localities / colleges on their police executive needs
  • recommending individuals for interim police executive leadership
  • crafting a police chief job description / position profile / job announcement
  • advertising police chief / public safety executive position
  • evaluating initial applicants for interview
  • conducting a peer review panel of finalists
  • conducting professional background investigations
  • evaluating and/or recommending finalists for hiring
If you are a local government executive or college president in need of advice or assistance with hiring your next police executive, please contact the VACP and we will be happy to provide you with as little or as much help as you need!

Ms. Dana G. Schrad, VACP Executive Director
804-285-8227 (office) ; (804) 338-9512 (mobile)

Some of the Localities / Colleges Assisted by the VACP:

City of Alexandria, VA
Town of Altavista, VA
Aquia Harbour Property Owner's Association (Stafford County, VA)
City of Charlottesville, VA
Town of Chincoteague, VA
Town of Chilhowie, VA
Town of Colonial Beach, VA
Emory & Henry University
City of Falls Church, VA
City of Fredericksburg, VA
City of Galax, VA
City of Hopewell, VA
James City County, VA
City of Lexington, VA
Longwood University
Town of Louisa, VA
Town of Marion, VA
Town of Middleburg, VA
Old Dominion University
City of Portsmouth, VA
City of Radford, VA
Radford University
Town of South Boston, VA
Town of Tappahannock, VA
Town of Warrenton, VA
University of Richmond


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