Virginia Internal Affairs Investigators Association

(VIAIA)

 

Integrity — Professionalism


The purpose of the Virginia Internal Affairs Investigators Association (VIAIA) is to develop and establish professional standards of performance and integrity for Internal Affairs investigators; to provide training designed to bring about professional growth and development; to present a forum for discussion of common problems and current court decision; to gather and disseminate information regarding improved administrative and technical practices; to assist law enforcement agencies in the establishment and continued development of Internal Affairs investigative units; and to foster law enforcement cooperation and the exchange of information and experience among Internal Affairs investigators throughout the State of Virginia.

The Virginia Internal Affairs Investigators Association is non-political and shall not be used for the dissemination of partisan principals nor for the promotion of the candidacy of any person seeking public office or preferment. No candidate for nomination or election to public office shall hold any elective office or any appointive remuneration office in this Association.



Virginia Internal Affairs Investigators Association (VIAIA)

 

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2013 VA Internal Affairs Investigators Association - Fall Conference

October 1-2, 2013

Glen Allen, VA

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The VA Internal Affairs Investigators Association (VIAIA) Annual Conference will be held October 1-2, 2013, at the Homewood Suites Hotel in Glen Allen, VA.

The registration fee is $100 and includes training materials, break services, and DCJS Partial In-Service Credit. Registration deadline is September 16, 2013. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Early registration is encouraged! The training will be pre-approved for DCJS in-service credit and Partial In-service Credit (PIC) forms will be distributed at the close of training. Dress code is business casual. For questions or more information, please contact Stephanie Diaz at stephanie@vapolicefoundation.org

AGENDA

Tuesday, October 1

12:00 - 12:30 pm       Welcome and Introduction

12:30 - 2:30 pm         Preparing for Trial Boards, Grievances and Law Suits-Legal Implications

2:30 - 5:00 pm           The Coleman Case-Lessons Learned

Wednesday, October 2

8:30 am - 12:30 pm    When a Good Cop Goes Bad

12:30 - 1:30 pm          Lunch Break (on your own)

1:30-3:30 pm              Cultural Diversity - Muslim Culture

3:30-4:30 pm              VIAIA Open-Forum Discussion

LODGING

Lodging rates are $83 plus tax at the Homewood Suites Hotel. To make reservations, please contact the hotel directly at (804) 217-8000. The cutoff date for reservations is September 16.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Registration withdrawals received before September 16 will be eligible for a partial refund, but will be assessed a $50 scheduling fee. No refund will be granted for any withdrawal notice received on or after September 16. No-shows are not eligible for refunds. Qualified substitutions are gladly accepted with prior notice.

Training Programs

The Virginia Internal Affairs Investigators Association has partnered with the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation to provide an Internal Affairs Investigators basic training school. 

The next school will be held February 18-20, 2014, at the Henrico Training Center in Henrico, Virginia. For registration and information, please click here.  

For questions or more information, please contact Stephanie Diaz at stephanie@vapolicefoundation.org.

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Membership Information

To become a member of the Virginia Internal Affairs Investigators Association, please contact Major Jerry Stokes (jerome.stokes@lynchburgva.gov).

 

  • Active Membership shall consist of sworn municipal, county, state, federal and other law enforcement agency members who conduct internal affairs investigations and/or provide direct review of the investigations. Active membership shall also include Retired law enforcement personnel, and support staff of the various offices of Internal Affairs or Professional Standard offices. The retired law enforcement personnel and support shall have the privilege of voting and may hold any office with the exception of President or Vice President. Candidates for membership shall be approved by the Executive Committee or by vote of the general membership at a regular meeting.
  • Associate Membership shall consist of individuals who have all the privileges of Active Membership, except they shall not have the privilege to vote. Those eligible to apply for Associate Membership shall include the following: Full-time police attorneys, members of criminal justice training academies and DCJS and members of the Attorney General's office. Associate membership shall not be extended to personnel engaged in for-hire services such as merchant patrols, private detectives, security guards and similar services. Associate Membership shall be approved by the Executive Committee or by vote of the general membership at a regular meeting.
  • Honorary Membership shall consist of those persons who have contributed substantially to the improvement and advancement of the Association. Nomination of persons for Honorary Membership shall be submitted by an active or associate member to the Executive Committee for review and approval. Honorary members shall be appointed for life, unless excluded from membership by the Executive Committee or by vote of the general membership at a regular meeting. Honorary Members shall be extended the same privileges as Associate Members.

*Only active members have voting privileges and departments/agencies are only allowed one vote per department on issues.

 

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Board of Directors

The VIAIA is currently seeking individuals interested in serving on the Board of Directors.  If you are interested in serving as a Director of the VIAIA, please contact President Jerry Stokes at viaia@vapolicefoundation.org.

 

President

Major Jerome Stokes

Lynchburg Police Department

Email: viaia@vapolicefoundation.org

Vice-President

Lieutenant Scott Fee

Virginia State Police

Email: scott.fee@vsp.virginia.gov

Secretary

-Position Vacant-

Treasurer

-Position Vacant-

Chaplain

Sergeant Paul Dulaney

Virginia State Police

Email: paul.dulaney@vsp.virginia.gov

Director - Northern Region

Detective Mark Purcell

Fredericksburg Police Department
email: mpurcell@pd.fredericksburgva.gov

Director - Eastern Region

-Position Vacant-

Director - Western Region

Captain Ricky W. Arnold

Wytheville Police Department

email: rickya@wytheville.org

Director - Central Region

-Position Vacant-

 

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Constitution/ Bylaws

To view and print a copy of the constitution and bylaws of the Virginia Internal Affairs Investigators Association (VIAIA), please click here.

 

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Resources

 

If you have IA resources you would like to share, please email them to stephanie@vapolicefoundation.org  Thank you for your support!

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