Who We Are

We work to educate the public and promote law enforcement

The Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute (VSI), Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization that encourages charitable and educational activities among the sheriffs and deputies within the Commonwealth of Virginia to educate the public and to do any and all things to promote the enforcement of law and order and the suppression of crime. VSI sponsors numerous programs including:

  • A spring educational conference for sheriffs and deputies
  • A newly elected sheriffs’ school
  • Lawful employment training for sheriffs
  • Virginia State Police Association Emergency Relief Fund
  • Virginia Coalition for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, Inc.
  • Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. (COPS)
  • The Virginia Network for Victims and Witnesses of Crime, Inc.
  • The National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund to honor Virginia officers killed in the line of duty.
  • Scholarships to Virginia students who major in criminal justice at a Virginia college or university
  • Provide support to families of deputies or sheriffs killed in the line of duty, in an effort to relieve personal and community distress relating to such incidents

The Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute is registered with the Virginia Division of Consumer Affairs, and the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute meets all twenty standards of charity accountability of the Better Business Bureau.

2016 VSI Annual Report

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