May 26, 2024

Eddie Perry Named Vice President of VACLEA

Eddie Perry, chief of police,  was recently voted vice president of the Virginia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (VACLEA).  Chief Perry has previously served as the second vice president and as secretary of VACLEA.

VACLEA was started in 1973. It is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote professionalism in the field of law enforcement among the universities and colleges of Virginia, thereby establishing a climate conducive to the achievement of academic excellence.

For more information about VACLEA, visit or Facebook

New Chief of Police

Eddie Perry has been named UMW’s new chief of police. Perry, who started work this month, is responsible for the overall operations of the police department, including forming and controlling the annual budget as well as development and dissemination of police directives. In addition, he coordinates training and fostering departmental communication.

A state employee for the past 15 years, Perry most recently served as chief of police at Thomas Nelson Community College where he directed patrol sergeants and supervised departments. He also served as a police lieutenant at Virginia State University.

Perry is secretary for the Virginia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. In addition, he is a member of the Virginia Association of Chief of Police and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.