Williamsburg Police Chief Named President for State Organization

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Front Row: Immediate Past President Chief Gary Roche (Pulaski); Third VP Chief Kelvin Wright (Chesapeake); President Chief Dave Sloggie (Williamsburg); First VP Chief Thierry Dupuis (Chesterfield County), Second VP Chief Chris Perkins (Roanoke).  Back Row: At-Large Executive Board Members Chief DeWitt Cooper (Tazewell), Chief Doug Goodman (Ashland), Chief Howard Hall (Roanoke County), Chief Steve Sellers (Albemarle County) & Chief A.J. Panebianco (Middleburg). (Erin Schrad/VACP)
Front Row: Immediate Past President Chief Gary Roche (Pulaski); Third VP Chief Kelvin Wright (Chesapeake); President Chief Dave Sloggie (Williamsburg); First VP Chief Thierry Dupuis (Chesterfield County), Second VP Chief Chris Perkins (Roanoke).
Back Row: At-Large Executive Board Members Chief DeWitt Cooper (Tazewell), Chief Doug Goodman (Ashland), Chief Howard Hall (Roanoke County), Chief Steve Sellers (Albemarle County) & Chief A.J. Panebianco (Middleburg).
(Erin Schrad/VACP)

Chief David C. Sloggie is the new president of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police.

Sloggie, who has been with the Williamsburg Police Department for 39 years, started his new leadership role Sept. 1 for a one-year term.

The VACP, founded in 1926, is an organization of 600 federal, state and local police chiefs and law enforcement executives that aims to improve the professionalism of Virginia police departments.

City Council congratulated Sloggie for the appointment during its meeting Thursday.

Sloggie has a criminology degree from Saint Leo College (Fla.) and a master’s of justice administration from Golden Gate University (Calif.). He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, U.S. Secret Service Dignitary Protection School and the University of Richmond’s Police Executive Leadership School.

Hired to the Williamsburg Police Department in 1976, the Newport News native was promoted to Chief of Police in 2010 after serving as deputy chief of police for 13 years.