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.
On January 5, 2017 the Winchester City Sheriff’s Office came before VLEPSC to receive the agency’s Initial Award for Accreditation. Congratulations to the agency, the community and to the Accreditation Manager Major Al (Big Al) Sibert who also received Deputy of the Year for the Winchester City Sheriff’s Office!!!
On January 5, 2017 four agencies came before VLEPSC to be re-accredited. They are Montgomery Co. SO, 5th Award; Radford University PD, 5th Award; Loudoun Co. SO, 5th Award; and Colonial Heights PD, 2nd Award. Congratulations for a job well done!!
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.
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.
On November 10, 2016, the Caroline Co. SO was formally awarded their 3rd Accreditation Certificate during the Board of Supervisors meeting. Congratulations Sheriff Lippa and congratulations to the community of Caroline County.
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.