On April 4, 2016 the Town of Chincoteague Police Department were formally presented their 1st Reaccreditation Award. Several members of the community were present for this award presentation during the April Town of Chincoteague Council meeting. Presenting the award was DCJS VLEPSC Program Manager, Derrick Mays. Congratulations TCPD! Keep up the great work!
On April 1, 2016 The Longwood University Police Department was formally awarded their Initial Accreditation Certificate during the Board of Visitors meeting. Also in attendance were members of the Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Office and the Hampden Sydney College Police Department. Presenting the award was DCJS VLEPSC Program Manager Derrick Mays. Congratulations on a job well done! (additional photos can be viewed on the VLEPSC FaceBook Page)
On March 25, 2016 the Wintergreen Police Department was formally presented with its 3rd Award for Accreditation. The award was presented by DCJS VLEPSC Program Manager Derrick Mays. Congratulations to Chief Stan Olah, The Wintergreen PD, and the entire Wintergreen Community on a job well done.
On March 22, The Bristol Police Department was formally recognized and awarded their Initial Accreditation Certificate. DCJS VLEPSC Program Manager Derrick Mays presented the award during the City Council meeting. Several members of the Bristol Sheriff’s Office were also in attendance to support the PD. Congratulations BPD on a job well done.
On March 14, the Tappahannock Police Department was formerly awarded their Initial Accreditation Certificate. Presenting the award was VLEPSC Commissioner, Sheriff C.O. Balderson, Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office and DCJS Virginia Center for Accreditation Program Manager, Derrick Mays. Congratulations TPD on a job well done.
Congratulations to the 6 agencies that were re-accredited or received initial accreditation at the 2-17-16 VLEPSC meeting, hosted by the Manassas Park Police. Tappahannock PD, Longwood University PD and Bristol PD all received their Initial Accreditation. Norfolk SO, Wintergreen PD and Chincoteague PD were re-accredited. Currently there are 95 accredited agencies and 23 in the self-assessment phase to receive initial accreditation in Virginia.
Posted on behalf of the VALEAC Board:
It would appear that a weather system may push through Virginia Monday into Tuesday. In central Virginia the forecast is 60% snow/mix into Tuesday. The Board will be monitoring this weather system and will make constant updates on this website to alert everyone on the status of the meeting and training scheduled for February 16, in Colonial Heights, Virginia. If you have questions please feel free, to contact any board member for assistance. As with all things we do, safety is first as well as being in place to take care of our families. Stay warm and safe! We will see you soon!