About Us

// OUR MISSION

At VCPI, our mission is to advance public safety by providing unparalleled training and services for law enforcement professionals and the communities they serve.

VCPI is a non-profit organization based in Richmond, Virginia. We partner with law enforcement organizations and the communities they serve throughout the United States to provide a wide variety of educational resources, contemporary content, and capacity-building services. Since our inception in 1997, we’ve served more than 60,000 public safety officers and others nationwide through training in dozens of topics such as violence interdiction, drug interdiction, youth gun violence, gangs, community policing, problem solving, leadership, human trafficking, interview and interrogation, forensics investigations, ethical decision making, organizational change, and many others. Our organization has received more than $40 million in state and federal awards to develop and deliver training and technical assistance programs to public safety nationwide.

// Our Team

Board

John W. Jones

Executive Director,

Virginia Sheriffs’ Association

Thierry Dupuis

Chief of Police (retired)

Douglas A. Goodman, Jr.

Chief of Police

Ashland Police Department

F. W. Howard, Jr.

VCPI Board Member,

Sheriff (retired)

Jay W. Malcan, Ph.D.

VCPI Board President

J. Joseph McLaughlin Jr.

Sheriff

New Kent County Sheriff’s Office

Anthony W. Roper

Sheriff,

Clark County Sheriff’s Office

Arthur Townsend Jr.

Sheriff

Lunenburg County Sheriff’s Office

STAFF

Lynda Schwartz, CAE

Lynda Schwartz, CAE

Executive Director

[email protected]
(804) 644-0601
Adam Wojcicki, CAE

Adam Wojcicki, CAE

Deputy Director

[email protected]
(804) 644-0383

Sheila H. Gunderman

Sheila H. Gunderman

Director of Programs

[email protected]
(804) 644-0617

Michele Semko

Michele Semko

Finance Manager

[email protected]
(804) 644-0385

Evan Mishler

Evan Mishler

Digital Design and Technology Manager

[email protected]
(804) 644-0380

Sarah Scott

Sarah Scott

Program Manager

[email protected]
(804) 644-0619

Richard Borean

Richard Borean

Strategic Communications Manager

[email protected]
(804) 343-1436

Chris Boucher

Chris Boucher

Program Manager

Domenick Chiddo

Domenick Chiddo

Content Development Specialist

James Daly

James Daly

Project Manager

[email protected]
(571) 238-6746

Sherry LaBorne

Sherry LaBorne

Finance Coordinator

[email protected]
(804) 644-3352

Elizabeth Maddox

Elizabeth Maddox

Digital Production & Graphic Design Specialist

Jakrit Patchimanon

Jakrit Patchimanon

Digital Design and Technology Specialist

Amy Sheets

Amy Sheets

Program Manager

[email protected]
(804) 644-0616

Robert Skowron

Robert Skowron

Project Manager

[email protected]
(804) 822-6802

Jeffrey J. Steger

Jeffrey J. Steger

Project Manager

[email protected]
(757) 870-0223

We’re Hiring!

VCPI is hiring for the position of Content Development Specialist

Faculty

VCPI has the privilege of working with the best public-safety trainers, educators and subject-matter experts in the nation. These talented people dedicate their entire careers to public service, sharing decades of experience and expertise with us in the classroom and beyond. VCPI Faculty impact the public-safety profession on a daily basis, working hand-in-hand with our staff to deliver services which are current and focused on the issues relevant to the communities we serve.

Collectively, our Faculty’s demonstrated commitment to excellence is extraordinarily impressive. Individually, and perhaps most importantly, their passion for improving future generations of public safety inspires everything we do.

Interested in joining the VCPI faculty? We are always looking for people who share in our vision. Click the button below to download the faculty application. We can’t wait to hear from you!

// 2018-2019 Annual Report