VACP Staff

Dana G. Schrad | VACP Executive Director & VACLEA Executive Director • Direct: (804) 709-1090 • Mobile: (804) 338-9512

Implements the strategic goals and objectives of the organization; assists the Executive Board in fulfilling its governance function; provides direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization's philosophy, mission, strategy, and its annual goals and objectives; directs the operations and administration of Association; oversees design, marketing, promotion, delivery and quality of programs, products and services of Association; manages organization's financial resources; manages personnel; serves as spokesperson for the Association. Serves as the Executive Director for the Virginia Public Safety Foundation

Erin G. Schrad | Director of Operations & Communications • Direct: (804) 709-1091 • Mobile: (804) 512-5162

Responsible for all of the VACP's communications and marketing, including web sites, social media, community platform, e-newsletters, photography, and other print and electronic publications. Responsible for all IT implementation and management. Assists the Executive Director with administrative and financial management tasks (including accounts receivable & payable), board and committee management, monitoring legislation, conference planning, and implementing new initiatives. Oversees the VACP Awards program and the VACP's Law Enforcement Executive Certification program. Responsible for Smart, Safe & Sober web site, social media, and calendar. Also serves in this capacity for the Virginia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (VACLEA).
erves as the Communications Manager for the Virginia Public Safety Foundation.

NOTE: Media inquiries should be directed to the Executive Director.

Audrey F. Altovilla | Events & Membership Manager • Direct: (804) 709-1092

Responsible for all aspects of conference planning for the VACP (Annual Conference and Midyear Meeting) & VACLEA (Summer Conference and Winter Conference), including hotel and other associated contract negotiations, registration, exhibits, scheduling, etc; handles hotel accommodations for the DEL/MAR/VA block at the IACP Conference. Manages daily activities of VACP & VACLEA memberships, including member inquiries, dues payments, database management, updating current members and processing new memberships.

Manages the Testing Services Program, including processing orders and invoices and addressing inquiries.

Stephanie Diaz | Programs Manager • Direct: (804) 709-1094

Plans, coordinates, and facilitates VACP Leadership Education programs: First Line Supervisors Training, Institute for Leadership in Changing Times (ILCT), Professional Executive Leadership School (PELS), and New Chiefs/Deputy Chiefs School.  Manages VACP Program Scholarships, VACP Training Committee, PELS Alumni Section, and the PELS Selection Committee.  Acts as the Program Director and the main point of contact for the First Responders Naloxone program.  Manages VACP fundraising events.


Main Office

880 Technology Park Drive, Suite 100
Glen Allen, VA 23059
Phone: (804) 285-8227
Fax: (804) 285-3363

Directions to Office


Winter Conferences
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