VIRGINIA COPS was formed out of a group of police officers and Deputy Sheriffs which met in Richmond, Virginia early in 1990. It consisted of Alexandria COPS, Local 5; Arlington COPS, Local 48; the Virginia Beach Police Benevolent Association, Local 34; the Charlottesville Police Association Local 67 and other police officers working in Richmond and throughout Virginia. It was developed to provide a state-wide voice for the working needs of police officers, their associations and their unions. Over its first three years Virginia COPS operated as a state council of the International Union of Police Associations. In 1993 it established its permanent form as a 501 (c) 5 labor organization. In 2008 VCOPS revised its constitution and established itself as an independent statewide labor organization. Virginia Cops is not a charity it is a police officers organization which works hard to improve the lot of Virginia's working street cops.
VCOPS is a nonprofit that has no particular political affiliation. On a state or local level, VCOPS supports anyone who supports the needs of working police officers and deputy sheriffs (not necessarily those who say they are pro-law enforcement) We support those who help us accomplish our goals and objectives.
Street Survival School Grants
Any Law Enforcement Officer in Virginia is eligible for a Grant to attend a Calibre Press Street Survival School anywhere in the US. Review the Course List and apply. Go to www.calibrepress.com and review the course list. Email us and we will arrange to pay your tuition.