Leadership Education
Institute for Leadership in Changing Times-ILCT
Professional Executive Leadership School-PELS
 Law Enforcement Training
New Chiefs/Deputy Chiefs Training School
First Line Supervisors Training School
Special Seminars/Training's
Internal Affairs Investigators Basic Training
PELS Alumni Section
Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police (VACP)
 VPCF Platinum Donors
Criminal Justice Services Board/Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services
Altria Group, Inc.


vision, leadership, excellence

Those words define the philosophy of the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation (VPCF). The VPCF's Board of Directors is committed to a far-reaching vision.  This vision embraces development of leadership skills and education for law enforcement, business executives, and today's youth. Effective leaders aren't born, they are cultivated.  The board embraces excellence: Excellence in the command staffs that operate our police departments; excellence in the youth who will lead our country tomorrow; excellence in the communities where we live and serve. We support excellence not only in providing education programs, but by awarding scholarships to further those educational opportunities. And we celebrate excellence exhibited by corporations and community groups who support the VPCF's activities and community-outreach programs.  To Learn more about the VPCF, please browse our web site or click on any of the links below.




›Executive Board

›Bylaws and Policies

›Financial Information


In 1993, a group of police chiefs who had a desire to enhance the educational and training opportunities of both law enforcement and private citizens created the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation (VPCF) to act as the charitable and educational arm of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police (VACP).  The VPCF was originally tasked with designing, implementing, and securing funding to support our flagship executive-level leadership program, the Professional Executive Leadership  School (PELS).  Since that time, the scope and program offerings have been broadened to include other leadership education programs; law enforcement training programs, seminars and conferences; a scholarship program for children of active police officers; and awards programs to honor the commitment and sacrifices of individual law enforcement officers.  The VPCF is also committed to developing partnerships and sponsoring community-outreach programs.



Our mission is to make Virginia's communities safer by providing leadership education through partnerships among citizens, business and law enforcement.  The VPCF provides a working partnership between business and law enforcement executives which fosters the values of good citizenship, enhances the prospects of secure communities, and brightens the future through constructive social change for each community in Virginia.  To facilitate partnerships between private citizens, businesses, and law enforcement, the VPCF seeks individuals and companies who have a philanthropic spirit to serve on our Board of Directors.  Concerned citizens and business leader can also support our mission to promote a safer Virginia by making a donation to the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation.



To prepare today's leaders for tomorrows challenges, the VPCF offers a series of leadership education programs that are open to both business executives and law-enforcement managers who want to develop and enhance their leadership skills.  These programs are the Professional Executive Leadership School (PELS) and the Institute for Leadership in Changing Times (ILCT).  The VPCF also offers law enforcement training programs that have been created to develop and enhance the skills of law enforcement officials at various stages in their careers, the First Line Supervisors Training School and the New Chiefs/Deputy Chiefs Training School.  In addition, the VPCF conducts training programs to prepare law enforcement officers for specialized positions within their departments, such as Internal Affairs and Public Information.  Detailed information about each of our leadership education and law enforcement training programs can be found by selecting the links on the left navigation panel.

Knowledge is a powerful thing.  The VPCF is committed to increase learning opportunities for members of the law enforcement community and their families.  To assist them in reaching this goal, the VPCF offers college scholarships for children of police officers employed in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  And for those departments that do not have the financial means to participate in our education and training programs, the VPCF offers discounts and fee waivers.  For more information on our scholarship programs, please see the Scholarships section of our web site.


Board of Directors

The VPCF is governed by a Board of Directors composed of private citizens, business leaders and chiefs of police. The board meets at least four times per year.  Those interested in serving on the VPCF Board of Directors should contact the CEO or the Chairman of the Board. 

Chief (Ret) Douglas L. Davis¦Waynesboro, Virginia

Mr. David W. Fuller¦Mechanicsville, Virginia

Chief Douglas A. Middleton¦Henrico County Police Division

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Dana G. Schrad¦Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation


Chief Thierry G. Dupuis¦Chesterfield County Police Department

Mr. Robert J. Eckroade¦W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Chief Mary Gavin¦Falls Church Police Department

Ms. Janice Hart¦Front Royal, Virginia

Chief Timothy J. Longo, Sr.¦Charlottesville Police Department

Mr. Robert E. Middaugh¦G4S International Training, Inc.

Ms. Nancy Rodrigues¦Secretary of Administration, Commonwealth of Virginia

Chief Gary Roche¦Pulaski Police Department

Chief David C. Sloggie¦Williamsburg Police Department

Chief Darryl C. Smith¦Purcellville Police Department

Chief (Ret) Henry W. Stanley, Jr.¦Henrico, Virginia

Mr. James Teel, Director ¦Harris Corp-RF Communications

Chief James E. Williams¦Staunton Police Department

Chief Kelvin Wright¦Chesapeake Police Department


VPCF Bylaws and Policies

To view a copy of the VPCF bylaws and policies, please click on the links below.


Financial Information

The VPCF is funded primarily by donations made by private citizens, businesses, and program tuition fees. The VPCF is a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization and all gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  

VPCF is registered with the Virginia Office of Consumer Affairs, and a copy of our latest financial statement can be obtained by contacting the Virginia Office of Consumer Affairs at P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218.  The VPCF's Federal Tax Identification Number is 31-1502529. 


-Top of Page-

The Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs or activities, including education policies, admissions policies, scholarships, and other programs. The following position has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the Foundation's non-discrimination policies:

Chairman of the Board

Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation

880 Technology Park Dr., Ste. 100

Glen Allen , Virginia 23059

(804) 285-8227

For further information on federal non-discrimination regulations, contact the Office for Civil Rights at ocr.de@ed.gov or call (800) 421-3481.

-Top of Page-

   © 2015 Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation
   880 Technology Park Drive, Suite 100 • Glen Allen, VA 23059 • (804) 285-8227