Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation


PELS Alumni Section

Professionalism, Excellence, Leadership, Service


The mission of PELSAA is to develop tomorrow's leaders.

The Professional Executive Leadership School Alumni Association (PELSAA) was created by graduates of the Professional Executive Leadership School (PELS) through cooperation with the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation. PELSAA has since extended an associate membership to graduates of the Institute for Leadership in Changing Times (ILCT).

The purpose of PELSAA is to promote the professional development of chief executives and senior command personnel in both the public and private sector; to promote the continuous leadership education of PELS graduates; and to provide a means for PELS graduates to continue their networking. PELSAA is also dedicated to supporting the goals and objectives of the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation. 

The vision of the PELSAA is to prepare professional leaders who think into the future so as to develop and promote excellence in services within their organization.


Challenge Coins Requested for Silent Auction

This year for our silent auction, we would like to offer a collection of LE Challenge Coins as an auction item.  We would like to include as many challenge coins in this collection as possible.  If you would like to contribute a coin to this collection, please send the coin to Stephanie Diaz at:


1606 Santa Rosa Rd., Ste. 134

Henrico, VA  23229


10th Annual PELSAA Silent Auction

We are now planning the 10th Annual Silent Auction which will be held at the Williamsburg Lodge in Williamsburg, August 25-27, 2013.  Proceeds from the silent auction are used to support the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation's leadership education and law enforcement training programs.  If you have items you would like to donate to the auction, please contact Stephanie Diaz at   A list of suggested items for donation can be found by clicking here.  Appropriate recognition will be given to all those who support the silent auction. 


Membership Invoices

If you haven't already, please make sure to send in your membership dues for 2013.  If you did not receive your invoice, please send an email to

Membership Cards

All PELSAA members will receive new membership cards along with their invoice.  Please be sure to fill in the information on the back of your card.  Your invoice lists your PELS/ILCT Session number and your membership type.  You can also find your session number by searching the "Graduates" pages. 


9th Annual PELSAA Silent Auction

The 9th Annual PELSAA Silent Auction was held in Roanoke during the VACP/VPCF Annual Chiefs Conference, August 12-14, 2012.   Please click here to view the list of auction item contributors and join us in thanking them for their continued support! 


Lex T. Eckenrode Scholarship for PELS

The applications for the Lex T. Eckenrode Scholarship for PELS for the 33rd and 34th  sessions of PELS are now available.  For more information on this scholarship, and to view and print the application, please click here.


PELSAA Board of Directors

We are currently seeking an individual from Region 3 (west central VA) to serve on the Board of Directors.  The PELSAA regions are the same used by the VA State Police (VSP Regional Map). To serve on the Board of Directors, you must be an Active or Life member in good standing for the period of at least one year.  If you are interested, please contact President Brian Berke at


For complete contact information for each of the board members, please click here.


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