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Message From Your President
Happy New Year!!! I hope that 2015 is a great year for each of you. The Virginia Crime Prevention Association is starting the year off with a very busy schedule. We have heard your needs and wants and have provided a great start off to 2015. Again, I want to thank each of you for all of your help and support in making the VCPA better and stronger in 2014. Probably our biggest achievement last year was the new and improved website that is now up and running. A very special thanks to Nicole Phipps for working on this and making a great website that is easy to navigate. Although we had tremendous support last year there are several Departments and Organizations that have not paid their current membership dues. If possible, please get those memberships in because there are several classes that are being offered and you will definitely want to take advantage of the member versus the non-member rates.
As previously stated, 2015 is going to be a great year for the VCPA and its members. We are sponsoring the first Basic Crime Prevention Class of the year with the Hampton Roads Regional Crime Prevention Association on January 26 – 30. This training will be held at the Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Academy. Seats are filling up fast so if you know of anyone needing this Basic Class they should send in their registrations quickly.
We will be holding our Annual Membership Meeting in Richmond on February 6, 2015. Please look on the website and register for this meeting. There will be no cost for this meeting but this registration will allow us to get a head count. There will be no registration the day of the meeting. The Agenda for the meeting will be placed on the website very soon. I hope to see each of you there.
In March we are planning our second Basic Crime Prevention Class in Roanoke, Virginia. We are still confirming the dates but we are planning this class to be held March 9 – 13. We already have 9 seats filled for this class and I will cap the class at 35 participants.
These are just a few of the things that we are doing in 2015. Our goal is to try to have a training held each month on a topic throughout the year. If your area is in need of a specific class please contact us and we will be glad to set it up for you if possible.
Last year I made a promise to each of you that the VCPA would be building back strong as an Organization in 2015 and I think that you can see how serious we are as a Board. We are providing the classes and programs we simply need you to take advantage of the offers that we provide. We will be placing a list of classes on the website soon for the remainder of the year. Please sign up early. The more participation in these classes the more classes we will provide throughout the year. We are excited about this opportunity to work with you in the future.