Category Archives: VALEAC

Congratulations to Chief Rick Arnold, the 2016 Commissioner’s Award Winner

Chief Arnold is a 39-year veteran of the Wytheville Police Department and has been involved in accreditation since 2000. He has served on many assessments and mocks as well as serving as Team Leader. He is a Master Assessor for the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission. Prior to becoming Chief of Police, he was the Accreditation Manager for his agency. He has served on the Standards Review Committee since 2012. His agency obtained accredited status in 2002.  The department received its fourth award in May, 2014. He has never failed to answer the call when needed to step in as team member or team leader on short notice assessments. Chief Arnold is a VALEAC Conference Instructor. He has participated in 13 official on-sites, 6 of these as team leader. Chief Arnold truly displays the character and qualities that make him a very valuable asset to VLEPSC and VALEAC.

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VLEPSC Senior Assessor & Team Leader Now Chief of Police at Bridgewater College

Lieutenant Milton Franklin, Reynolds Community College Police Department Is now Chief Franklin, Bridgewater College. Congratulations Milt. Our loss is truly their gain. Please see the message from Bridgewater College.

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Dear Faculty, Staff and Students 

I am pleased to announce that the College has selected its next Chief of Police and Director of Campus Safety and Emergency Management. Following an extensive search, Milton Franklin will join us as Chief on Monday, October 3. 

Many of you who met Milton during his on-campus interview would agree that his extensive background in higher education law enforcement coupled with his sincere care and compassion for our community will make him an ideal Chief of Police at BC. 

Milton is currently Police Administrative Lieutenant, Emergency Management Coordinator and Accreditation Manager for the J. Sargent Reynolds Community College Police Department. Prior to joining J. Sargent Reynolds, Milton worked in law enforcement at Virginia Commonwealth University, Old Dominion University and Virginia Tech as well as with various local police departments.  He has a B.S. from Virginia Tech and a graduate certificate in criminal justice education from University of Virginia. Milton is a graduate of the esteemed FBI National Academy in Quantico and is currently completing his M.A. in homeland security from American Military University. 

Milton will begin at the College prior to the retirement of Chief Picerno’s departure on October 14th, giving the two a chance to partner to best transition the Campus Police Department. As we say our good-byes to the great Chief Picerno and wish him well in retirement, we are confident and pleased that we have another wonderful new leader poised to take over campus safety  

Leslie Frere, Ph.D. | Student Life | Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

Monitor the Community Website for Weather Alerts that may have an impact on the VALEAC Quarterly Meeting and Training scheduled for February 16, 2016 hosted by the Colonial Heights Sheriff’s Office

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!

2013 VALEAC Conference – Registration is now open!

valeac-logoOur annual conference this year will be held on October 16th through October 18th
in beautiful downtown Lynchburg at the Holiday Inn located at
601 Main Street (434-528-2500).
In order to help with the increasing costs to hold this event, we will be charging a conference fee of $50.00 per attendee. Payable by check at the door or in advance with a credit card!
The 2013 VALEAC Conference registration fees can now be paid via credit card. The payment box is now on the right side of the screen here: www.vlepsc.org. This has been set up so that the person responsible for paying the registration fee(s) does not have to be logged in. There is a $1.75 additional charge per person to cover the credit card transaction fees. If you elect to pay by check prior to or the morning of the conference, it is simply $50.00/person. For those paying by check, there is an invoice attached to this message for your convenience.

Even though you pay the registration fees, you still need to complete online registration for the conference at:www.vlepsc.org/conference 

Annual dues will also be set up with this option.

If you have any questions, please contact Don Sloan, VALEAC Treasurer at: dsloan@lynchburgva.gov

A special conference room rate of $80.00 per night plus tax is available from
Tuesday, October 15th through Thursday, October 17th.
(Group Code for rate is “ALC/Government”)
Breakfast and lunch will be provided along with valuable presentations,
training, activities, and the opportunity to meet great people!
If you would like to participate in a committee for our conference in the area of
Hospitality, Activities, Training, or Fund Raising, but have missed previous sign up notices, please contact one of your VALEAC representatives:
James Cox, President – jcox@galaxva.com
Bobby Mawyer, Vice President – rwmawyer@comcast.net
Don Sloan, Treasurer – dsloan@lynchburgva.gov
Deputy Barbara Barrett, Secretary – bbarrett@cityofchesapeake.net
Dave Daigneault, Immediate Past President – Dave.Daigneault@jamescitycountyva.gov