The Virginia DARE Officers Association and the Virginia Department of State Police DARE Training Center have announced that Bristol Virginia Sheriff’s Office Deputy Greg Vincill has been selected as the 2013 Virginia State DARE Officer of the Year. Deputy Vincill, a 19 year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, was nominated by a peer and was selected by the DARE Officers Association during their award selectee meeting. The award is being presented to Vincill during the opening ceremonies of the Virginia DARE In-service which is being held at the Hampton Pavilion on August 6, 2013 beginning at 8:00 AM in Hampton, VA.
Deputy Vincill has delivered the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program to students in Bristol. Virginia schools for the past 12 years and is active in various school and community events. Deputy Vincill, in addition to his classroom activities, also serves as an instructor/mentor in training of new DARE officers from across the country. Sheriff Jack Weisenburger touted Vincill’s commitment to DARE saying “ We are extremely proud of Deputy Vincill and his efforts in brining this valuable crime prevention/education tool to this community. Greg emulates the type of deputy we need to connect with the students, teachers and parents, and he proudly carries on the 26 year tradition of DARE in Bristol, VA.”