Radford City Chief of Police Jeff Dodson was recently elected to the executive board of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police (VACP).
Due to an unplanned vacancy on the board created by former Hopewell Chief Kamran Afzal accepting the chief of police position in Dayton, Ohio, the executive board held a special midterm election for an at-large board member.
“Chief Dodson was one of several candidates interviewed by our nominating committee for the vacant seat,” according to the association of chiefs of police. “This committee of past presidents of the VACP conferred about each of the candidates and then presented Chief Dodson as their nominee for election by the membership present at the VACP winter conference.”
Dodson previously served the VACP’s professional image and ethics committee, the alarm management committee, and the awards committee. He is also active in the Blue Ridge Chiefs’ Association.
Prior to becoming the Chief of Police in Radford, Chief Dodson was a lieutenant with the Culpeper Police Department. He holds a master’s degree in criminal justice management from Saint Leo University and a bachelor’s degree in management and leadership from Bluefield College. He is also a graduate of the VACP’s Professional Executive Leadership School.
Dodson was elected to a four-year-term.