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Virginia Sheriffs' Institute
Supporting Virginia’s Sheriffs & Deputies

Apply today for the VSI Certification Program to recognize the individual efforts of Virginia’s sheriffs and deputies enhancing and developing their leadership and public safety skills.

Applications are now being accepted through December 31 for this program, which wBecome VSI Certifiedas developed in partnership with the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association, the Virginia Center for Policing Innovation and the Performance Management Group at the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Participation in the certification program is voluntary and is measured through a combination of education, advanced training and/or instruction and work experience. Applicants are required to submit documentation supporting their work experience, educational achievements and career development. Sheriffs and deputies who achieve certification will have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to professionalism and leadership in their community.

For more information about the VSI Certification Program, visit