Colonial Heights PD Receives 1st Reaccreditation Award

On February 14, 2017 @ 7:00 PM, the Colonial Heights Police Department came before the City Council to be formally presented with the agency’s 1st Re-Accreditation Certificate. Congratulations to Chief Faries, the community and the Colonial Heights Police Department. Presenting the award was DCJS Accreditation Program Manager, Derrick Mays.

Albemarle County PD Receives 5th Accreditation Award

On December 7, 2016 The Albemarle County Police Department was presented with the agency’s 5th award for accreditation during the monthly Board of Supervisors meeting. Chief Ron Lantz received the award on behalf of the agency. VLEPSC Commissioner, Col. Steve Pike, Division of Capitol Police made the presentation. Congratulations to the Albemarle County Police Department and the community.


Charlottesville Police Department Receives Accreditation Award

On Saturday, November 19, 2016 the Charlottesville Police Department held it’s annual awards banquet and promotion ceremony. Invited guests included state and local officials. The department was blessed with a number of life saving awards and awards for community work. Of those presented to the CPD was their 5th Award for Accreditation. The agency came before the commission on October 18, and was reaccredited. Congratulations!!! Pictured are Chief Al Thomas, Officer Lisa Best CPD Accreditation Manager, and DCJS Accreditation Program Manager Derrick Mays, who presented the award.



VLPESC Commissioner, Sheriff C. O. Balderson and the Westmoreland Co. Sheriff’s Office Receive Award

The Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office was recognized and received two awards during the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference held in San Diego, CA. The National Law Enforcement Challenge (NLEC) awarded the sheriff’s office first place in the Sheriff’s 1-50 Sworn Deputies Category and the National Sheriffs’ Association awarded the sheriff’s office with the Overall Top Traffic Safety Award which included a $6,500 Training Scholarship through Northwestern University as well as all expenses paid for Deputy Moles and Sheriff Balderson to attend.

“I am honored and extremely proud of the efforts our deputies provide in traffic safety initiatives. Their commitment and dedication to saving lives on our roadways enhances the effectiveness of our safety programs”, stated Sheriff C.O. Balderson

The NLEC recognizes and awards excellent law enforcement traffic safety programs, focusing on impaired driving, occupant protection and speed awareness. Evaluating factors include Problem Identification, Training, Policies, Planning, Enforcement and Public Education/Information. The NLEC is supported through a cooperative agreement between the IACP and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in partnerships with the NSA, the Governors Highway Safety Association and the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.