Loudoun County, VA (June 10, 2021) – Seven members of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office were recognized today at the Virginia Sheriffs' Institute (VSI) Certification Program.
The VSI Certification Program recognizes those Virginia sheriffs and deputies who continue individual professional development and a commitment to excellence, life-long learning, and advancement of public safety as a profession.
Recognized from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) were Lieutenant Colonel Eric Prugh, 2nd Lieutenant Julian Berger, Sgt. Nancy Johnson, Sgt. Daniel Selby, Detective Elissa Wilk, Detective Nikki King, and Investigator Daniel Maxfield.
Nineteen members of the LCSO have received the certification since the inaugural class of the VSI Certification Program in 2018- the largest number of recipients from any one sheriff’s office in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
“The number of staff who have received the VSI certification exemplifies the professionalism of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, and the expectations we have for the dedication to the service of our community,” said Loudoun Sheriff Mike Chapman.
Each recipient of the certificate met specific requirements to include years of service, education, hours of training (career development) and professional development, to include instruction of public safety training.
The awards were presented by VSI President, Sheriff James E. Brown, III, City of Charlottesville, and Dr. Robyn McDougle, professor at VCU.
The VSI Certification Program was developed by the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute (VSI) in cooperation with the Virginia Sheriffs' Association (VSA), the Performance Management Group at the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and the Virginia Center for Policing Innovation (VCPI).