VALEAP was established in 2008, following the Virginia Tech mass shooting and tragedy at the Fairfax-Sully Station. Since the first PCIS retreat in the summer of 2009, more than 500 officers from over 60 Virginia agencies have participated. VALEAP has also worked with over 22 federal and out-of-state agencies, including participants from Connecticut, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Arkansas.
VALEAP was featured on the PBS series, Virginia Currents. Watch the video of the segment below to learn more about the organization and its leaders.
Watch this video of Officer Paul Burnett from Conway, Arkansas explaining the reason for forming ARLEAP, a new sister organization to VALEAP – a great success story for VALEAP and the PCIS model.