ABOUT THE VPCF
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 community. 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.
Our mission is to make Virginia's communities safer by providing leadership education through partnerships among citizens, business and law enforcement.
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 and implementing leadership education programs. Since that time, the scope and program offerings have been broadened to address not only leadership education, but to also offer training and education courses, scholarship programs, develop partnerships, and sponsor community-outreach programs.
Together We Can Make Virginia a Safer Place
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.
We also seek individuals and companies who have a philanthropic spirit. As a concerned citizen or business leader, you can help promote a safer Virginia by making a donation to the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation or by serving on our Board of Directors.
The VPCF is funded primarily by contributions made by private citizens and businesses, support from law enforcement agencies, and training tuition fees. The VPCF is a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization and all gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Preparing Today's Leaders for Tomorrow's Challenges
To meet today's and tomorrow's challenges, the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation offers a series of leadership education programs that are open to both business executives and law-enforcement managers who want to enhance their leadership skills; and law enforcement training programs that have been created to develop and enhance the skills of law enforcement officials at various stages in their careers.
Knowledge is a Powerful Thing
As part of its mission, VPCF is committed to increase learning opportunities for members of the law enforcement community and their families. For more information on our scholarship programs, please see the Scholarships section of our website.
VPCF Bylaws and Policies
To view a copy of the VPCF bylaws and policies, please click on the links below.
Board of Directors
The VPCF is governed by a Board of Directors composed of police chiefs, citizens, and business/corporate representatives. The board meets at least four times per year. VPCF's office is located just on the outskirts of Richmond in Henrico County, Virginia.
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
Mr. Lawrence G. Curfiss¦Salem, Virginia
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
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
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
1606 Santa Rosa Rd., Ste. 134
Henrico, Virginia 23229
For further information on federal non-discrimination regulations, contact the Office for Civil Rights at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 421-3481.
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