VACLEA has two awards that may be presented annually based on a vote of the VACLEA Executive Board.


A written nomination, supported by a brief letter to the VACLEA Board, establishing that the evaluation criteria has been met or exceeded must be submitted no later than May 1, 2019.  Email nominations to Dana Schrad –

Each nomination must be submitted by a current, regular voting member of VACLEA. The VACLEA Executive Board will review all nominations and select a winner based on the information provided.  The committee is solely responsible for the selection of the winners.

Winner Recognition

The winner will be recognized at the VACLEA Summer Training Conference Annual Banquet.


Robert C. Dillard Outstanding Contribution to Campus Law Enforcement Award

Awarded for outstanding contribution to campus law enforcement


  • Significant sustained contribution and advancement of campus law enforcement or security practices.
  • Innovation in the development or enhancement of campus law enforcement and security.

VACLEA Outstanding Achievement Award

Awarded for outstanding achievement in campus safety


  • Outstanding contribution towards advancement of campus law enforcement and/or security practices.
  • Serves as an example for campus law enforcement and/or security directors
  • Innovation and collaboration to make candidate’s campus a safer place to live and learn.


Winter Conferences
February 7-9, 2024
February 5-7, 2025
February 4-6, 2026
Location for all: Hilton Short Pump (Henrico County)

Annual Conferences
99th Annual
August 25-28, 2024

Location: Hotel Roanoke
100th Annual
August 24-27, 2025

Location: Williamsburg Lodge

101st Annual
August 30 – September 2, 2026

Location: Hotel Roanoke