Virginia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (VACLEA)

The "Virginia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators" is an affiliate organization of the "Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police & Foundation, Inc.", an incorporated 501(c)3 nonprofit entity, and operates under the same EIN: 31-1502529.

VACLEA Executive Board

Dave McCoy, Chief of Police
University of Richmond

Vice President
Milton Franklin, Chief of Police
Bridgewater College

Immediate Past President
Craig L. Branch, Chief of Police
Germanna Community College

At-Large Member
Bob Beach, Chief of Police
Longwood University

At-Large Member
Mike O'Berry, Captain
Virginia Commonwealth University

At-Large Member
Scott Austin, Captain
Christopher Newport University

At-Large Member
Sean Ingram, Deputy Chief of Police
Virginia State University

Ms. Dana G. Schrad
VACLEA Executive Director

Upcoming VACLEA Events

2019 VACP/VACLEA Joint Winter Conference
February 20, 2019 – February 22, 2019
Henrico County, VA

The VACP and VACLEA Winter Conferences have been scheduled jointly to provide the opportunity for networking between the two organizations.  If you are interested in attending the entire joint conference from Feb 20-22, please sign up at the Joint Conference Rate.  If you are only interested in attending the VACLEA Conference (Feb. 21-22), please select the appropriate rate.  February 21st will be a combined training with topics of interest for VACP and VACLEA attendees.

2019 VACLEA Summer Conference
May or June, 2019 (exact dates TBD)
Location TBD



Other Trainings & Conferences

"You Have Options (YHOP)" & Introduction to FETI
July 30 - August 2 • Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA

Law enforcement agencies interested in joining the You Have Options Program begin the process by attending a YHOP Introductory Session, which includes required attendance at the Certified FETI Introduction to the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview Course. Law enforcement personnel who have attended Introductory Session obtain certification as either a YHOP Administrator or Trainer (or both) to begin the process of implementing the You Have Options Program.

Comprehensive Clery Act Training
September 5-7, 2018 ~ Radford, VA
September 24-26, 2018 ~ Williamsburg, VA

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is pleased to announce that it will host two, 3-day Comprehensive Clery Act trainings .  In this newly designed training, participants will have the opportunity to reflect on the challenges facing their campuses and begin formulating a Clery Act compliance plan. The new curriculum is designed to be valuable for all levels — both higher education professionals with advanced Clery knowledge AND for those in the early stages of forming a program or team on their campus.

The Clery Center has incorporated an adaptable Clery Act Workbook, with activities that can be completed during the training or with a Clery Compliance Team back on campus. The extensive activities in the workbook allow institutions to document and build upon current compliance efforts with a cooperative approach that helps participants develop personalized plans to keep their campus safe.

We encourage institutions to send collaborative teams to learn how different offices on campus can come together to better comply with the Clery Act. THERE IS NO COST TO REGISTER.

Who Should Attend?
This three-day intensive training class is being offered to Virginia campus law enforcement, campus security personnel, Student Conduct and Judicial Affairs, administration, athletics, counseling, legal counsel, and risk management. 

When Hate Comes to Campus
August 14, 2018 ~ Hampton, VA
August 17, 2018 ~ Ferrum, VA

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) in partnership with the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) is pleased to announce that it will host a 1 - day intensive trainings entitled “When Hate Comes to Campus”.  This training will cover hate groups and how these groups operate on campuses.  This training will also cover the law enforcement and public safety response to hate group rallies, responding to large crowds, crowd management, and de-escalation tactics.  In addition, there will be strategies to assist agencies with balancing First Amendment rights and public safety when preparing for campus demonstrations/protests. THERE IS NO COST TO REGISTER.

Training Objectives:

  • Recognition and awareness of the leaders and groups currently active in the white nationalist and alt-right movements, that appear at hate events on campus
  • Recognition and awareness of “traditional” hate groups that may appear at hate events
  • Tips for responding to hate events on campus, including pre-event planning, day of the event response and post-event follow up.
  • Techniques for handling large crowds/protests regardless of the type of agency (sworn/non-sworn)

Who Should Attend?
This one-day intensive training class is designed for campus law enforcement, campus security personnel, and state, local, and federal law enforcement. Agency identification will be required for admittance.