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Loudoun Sheriff Mike Chapman Appointed to the Virginia Criminal Justice Services Board
Loudoun County, VA (July 14, 2022) – Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman was honored to receive a key administration appointment from Governor Glenn Youngkin to the Virginia Criminal Justice Services Board.
The Criminal Justice Services Board is the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services’ policy board with representation from all aspects of the criminal justice system on both state and local levels of government, as well as representatives of the private security industry, the public-at-large, and the General Assembly. Sheriff Chapman is one of five new members of the board.
The Board is the approving authority for the regulations the Department promulgates in accord with the Administrative Process Act and approves most of the grants the Department awards to localities, state agencies, and private non-profit organizations.
Sheriff Chapman is joined as a gubernatorial appointee by fellow county official System Chief Keith Johnson, Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System (LC-CFRS). Chief Johnson was recently re-appointed to an additional 4-year term on the Virginia Fire Services Board and was recently elected as Chair of the board.
“I am pleased to appoint our newest board members to serve in their respective administration roles,” said Governor Youngkin in a press release issued by his office Wednesday. “I am confident in each member’s ability to establish a best-in-class legacy for our administration while leading with diligence and skill. The expertise, innovation, and dedication to civil service demonstrated by each appointee will be an invaluable asset to the betterment of our Commonwealth. I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together.”
Sheriff Chapman previously served as a Virginia gubernatorial appointee on the Governor’s Taskforce on School and Campus Safety in 2013. He is currently the Vice President of Homeland Security for the Major County Sheriffs of America (MCSA) Executive Board and serves on the Board of Directors for the National Sheriffs' Association. He was recently elected as the new Washington/Baltimore High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Executive Board Chair. He also serves on the D.A.R.E. Law Enforcement Advisory Board.
Sheriff Chapman was officially sworn into the Virginia Criminal Justice Services Board last week by Loudoun County Clerk of the Circuit Court Gary Clemens.