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Virginia Sheriffs' Institute
Supporting Virginia’s Sheriffs & Deputies

The Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute is pleased to announce the 2022 class of the VSI Certification Program. This program promotes, recognizes and elevates the continued individual professional development of Virginia’s sheriffs and deputies. Sheriffs and deputies serving in the Commonwealth of Virginia carry immense responsibilities as the guardians of their communities, providing effective public safety services balanced with the fair and equitable treatment of every individual they encounter.

“I offer my congratulations to the men and women who have completed this voluntary certification program,” said Sheriff Mark A. Amos, Orange County, President, Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute. “Each member of this year’s class has dedicated themselves to completing this program. Their dedication to professional development is to be admired, continuing to show the utmost professionalism and commitment to the public safety of communities across Virginia. These men and women serve on the line every day and continue to be devoted to the enforcement of law and order, even in challenging times.”

Members of the 2022 class include:
Detective Matthew Bucco, Loudoun County
Sheriff Steven Creasey, Goochland County
Major Michael East, Goochland County
Major Gretchen Foster, Arlington County
Sheriff Scott Jenkins, Culpeper County
Lieutenant Paul Loconti, Loudoun County
Major Easton McDonald, Loudoun County
Captain Erica McKeithan, City of Hampton
Lieutenant Bionca Moore, City of Hampton
Detective Michael Safford, Loudoun County

The Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute would also like to recognize those that achieved recertification this year. Those include:
Sheriff Beth Arthur, Arlington County
Detective Angela Deavers, Culpeper County
Lieutenant Marilyn Durham, Powhatan County

The VSI Certification Program was developed by the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute (VSI) in cooperation with the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association (VSA), the Performance Management Group at the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and the Virginia Center for Policing Innovation (VCPI).

VSI will recognize and present participants of this 2022 class a certificate of completion at its spring conference in April.

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