Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief

Virginia Sheriff's Institute, Inc.

  • Richmond, VA
  • www.vasheriffsinstitute.org

Mission Statement

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

Main Programs

  1. Sheriffs' Spring Education Conference
  2. New Sheriffs' Educational Program
  3. Criminal Justice Scholarships
  4. In-the-line-of-duty Death Benefit
  5. Quaterly Associate Member Newsletter
Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

ruling year

1977

Principal Officer since 1977

Self-reported

Mr. John W. Jones

Co Principal Officer since 1997

Self-reported

Ms. Megan Williams

Keywords

Self-reported

sheriff, law enforcement, public safety, VSI, sheriffs

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EIN

54-1063932

 Number

5865101499

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Professional Societies, Associations (M03)

Law Enforcement Agencies (Police Departments) (I60)

Crime Prevention N.E.C. (I20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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VSI sponsored the following programs in past years and will continue to sponsor them in the future: 

A spring educational conference for sheriffs and deputies;
A newly elected sheriffs’ school and lawful employment classes;
The National Sheriffs’ Institute educational program;
Scholarships to people throughout Virginia who major in criminal justice at a Virginia college or university;
An immediate $5,000 in-the-line-of-duty death benefit to any sheriff or deputy killed in the lineof duty.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Sheriffs' Spring Education Conference

The Spring Conference of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute is designed to inform sheriffs and deputies on matters relating to their office that passed during the most recent session of the General Assembly.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

$47,000.00

Program 2

New Sheriffs' Educational Program

The Virginia Sheriffs' Institute conducts a school for newly elected sheriffs that covers accounting, ethics, lawful employment among many other topics that are important to the Office of Sheriff.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

$25,000.00

Program 3

Criminal Justice Scholarships

The Virginia Sheriffs’ Scholarship program was established to provide an opportunity for young people across Virginia to pursue an educational curriculum in criminal justice. Accordingly, the Board of Directors has established the application process for students to receive scholarships to assist in their educational endeavors. The scholarships are available only to students in jurisdictions where sheriffs participated in the scholarship fund raising efforts. This program is limited to students attending Virginia colleges and universities.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

$40,000.00

Program 4

In-the-line-of-duty Death Benefit

The Virginia Sheriffs' Institute provides an immediate $5,000 death benefit to the families of Virginia sheriffs or deputies killed in-the-line-of-duty.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

$10,000.00

Program 5

Quaterly Associate Member Newsletter

The Virginia Sheriffs' Institute provides to its associate members a quarterly newsletter that contains public safety information that is important to the members.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

$53,500.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

Funding Needs

Financial assistance to provide a spring educational conference for sheriffs and deputies, a newly elected sheriffs’ school, the National Sheriffs’ Institute educational program, lawful employment training for sheriffs,Virginia State Police Association Emergency Relief Fund,the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund to honor Virginia officers killed in the line of duty, scholarships to people throughout Virginia who major in criminal justice at a Virginia college or university and immediate $5,000 in-the-line-of-duty death benefit to any sheriff or deputy killed in the line of duty.

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Financials

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Virginia Sheriffs' Institute, Inc.
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Virginia Sheriff's Institute, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. John W. Jones

Co Principal Officer

Ms. Megan Williams

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Sheriff Vanessa R. Crawford

City of Petersburg

Term: Apr 2011 - Apr 2012

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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