Virginia State Police Alumni, Inc.
Mission Statement: The Virginia State Police Alumni, Inc. is an organization of state police retirees and former members, sworn and civilian, formed for the principal purpose of fostering and maintaining camaraderie among the members through social gatherings and events.
The Virginia State Police Alumni, Inc. was founded in 1973. The organization was created to provide retired State Police employees an opportunity to socialize with former coworkers while maintaining an interest in the Department of Virginia State Police.
The purpose of the Alumni is to promote fellowship among its members, their spouses and friends. There are two Alumni Conference/dinner meetings held each year at various locations in the Commonwealth, normally scheduled in April and November. Our members receive two newsletters per year (The Grapevine) which contain information about our events, operational information, as well as detailed information about the upcoming Conference/Dinner meeting. The Membership Directory, containing the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses is published annually. Read more >>>
- Division I - 1st Wednesday each month September to May at Brock's BBQ Restaurant at Watertower Shopping Center, 11310 Iron Bridge Road, Chester at 7:00 a.m.
- Division II - Apple Blossom Diner, 1359 Berryville Ave, Winchester at 8:00 a.m.
- Division III - meets every Friday moring at Merk's Place, 2106 West 3rd Street, Farmville at 9:00 a.m.
- Division IV - 3rd Wednesday each month at Shoney's in Wytheville at 7:30 a.m.
- Division V - 1st Monday each month at Sage Restaurant, Rte. 13, Onley at 9:00 a.m. Questions call Alan Gladden
- Division VI - 4th Thursday each month at Roanoker Restaurant, 2522 Colonial Ave., Roanoke at 9:00 a.m.
- Retirees Firearms Qualifying Schedules
NOTE: Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, many of the spring firearms qualifications for retirees are suspended until the fall of 2020.
The founders of the Virginia State Police Alumni Association met in Charlottesville, Virginia on March 23, 1973 and formed a steering committee to write the By-Laws of the Organization.
On May 26,1973, 40 former Troopers met in Waynesboro and finalized much of the work needed to file documents for a certificate of incorporation. At this meeting John B. Flinn was elected President. Filing
for the incorporation was completed October 16, 1973 and the Alumni’s next meeting was held December 29, 1973. The membership at this time had grown to one hundred and twenty-seven.
The Alumni filed a name change on December 23, 1976, from the Virginia State Police Alumni Association to the Virginia State Police Alumni, Inc.
The membership has grown to 548 members and the membership consists of former Virginia State Police Troopers and civilian employees of the Department of State Police. Membership dues are twenty-five dollars ($25.00) annually and new applicants are voted in at each of the three dinner meetings per year.
The Executive Board consists of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Parliamentarian, Executive Secretary, Sergeant-At-Arms and a Divisional representative for each of the seven Divisions. All Executive Board members
except the Parliamentarian are elected each year by the membership. The Parliamentarian and three trustees are appointed each year by the President.
The Alumni publishes a newsletter called The Grapevine three times a year (see link to past issues below) and a membership directory once a year. The Alumni also maintains a Health and Welfare chairman who forwards emails to members relaying information on the health and welfare of members and their families.
Current and Past Grapevine Newsletters