Overview of Law Enforcement Programs
The opinion that the Constitution is a set of rules within which police officers must perform their duties is dangerously incomplete. The Center for the Constitution programs help law enforcement officers understand that they are not simply limited in power by the Constitution, but that their power is also enabled by it. Law enforcement officials are then not only protecting and serving their communities, but also protecting and serving the "People" and the rights guaranteed in the Constitution.
These programs are recognized by the Department of Criminal Justice Services in Virginia as a certified criminal justice continuing education program for police officers in Virginia. A similar curriculum is available for law enforcement officials from other states, as we all for federal law enforcement officials and agencies, such as Department of Homeland Security.
Listen to Sean O'Brien, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President at The Monteplier Foundation, on Right Now with Coy Barefoot, discuss the importance of the law enforcement program.
Who is Eligible?
Any Law Enforcement official is eligible to apply. Past participants have included Sheriffs, Deputy Sheriffs, Police Officers, Virginia State Police, FBI, DEA, Virginia ABC Bureau of Law Enforcement, and Homeland Security.
The Seminar costs approximately $1250 per participant to host; however, thanks to the generosity of private donors, the Center has a limited number of scholarships available and is able to reduce the tuition to $375. In some cases, the Center may have additional scholarships available to reduce the tuition even further. Please contact Susan Simpson at email@example.com or at 540-672-2728 x 200 to inquire about additional scholarships available in your area. Scholarships and tuition cover the cost of accommodations, meals, reading materials, and documentation for professional development credit.
What You Get
Accommodations and Meals: You will be housed at the Constitutional Village on the grounds of Montpelier near Orange, VA. All meals will be provided.
Seminar Materials: You will receive readings that are specially edited and assembled to reflect the theme of the Seminar.
Recertification Points: You will receive documentation to qualify you for professional development.
How to Apply
Charlottesville Chief of Police Timothy J. Longo, Sr.
The next Law Enforcement and the Constitution seminar will be held on the grounds of James Madison's Montpelier in 2014. Please check back for exact dates.