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Please note there are 2 critical deadlines for the upcoming Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute (VSI) spring conference. This year’s event will be at the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel and Waterfront Conference Center in Portsmouth, VA and will begin with lunch on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. and conclude before noon on Friday, April 25, 2014. Click HERE to see the agenda.

The cutoff date to make a hotel room reservation is this Friday, March 21.  

The Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute (VSI) is sponsoring the Spring Conference, and this entitles one attendee per Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute member sheriff’s office to four meals (lunch on Wednesday, breakfast and lunch on Thursday, and breakfast on Friday), coffee breaks, two nights at the hotel (room rate of $119/night, plus tax) and a conference notebook. If additional staff from the sheriff’s office or non-VSI members attend the conference, the registration fee is $150, and if a spouse or a family member attends, the registration fee is $100.

Please note all attendees must make their own hotel reservations by calling the hotel directly at 888-839-1775 and mentioning to the reservation specialist that you need a room under the VSI Conference room block or online by clicking following link:

The VSI will reimburse for a maximum of two nights’ stay at the rate of $119/night, plus tax, through a reimbursement form that will be in each sheriff’s office’s conference registration packet. Please note the hotel cutoff date for hotel reservations is March 21, 2014. If room reservations are made after the cutoff date, the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute will only reimburse the pre-cutoff date amount of $119 per night, plus tax.

Along with making your hotel reservation, you must register with the VSI by April 4.

You can register by using our online registration system and paying by either credit card or check. You can access the registration system by going to the following link: or you can fill out the attached registration form and submit it to the VSI office. Please either register online or return the completed registration form to the Institute’s office no later than Friday, April 4, 2014.