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Virginia Sheriffs’ Association
The Voice of Virginia’s Sheriffs & Deputies

Sheriff Vanessa R. Crawford recently attended the National Sheriff’s Association in New Orleans where she was awarded the Magnus Leadership Award from the National Command & Staff College and the Criminal Justice Commission for Credible Leadership Development. The National Command & Staff College (NCSC) for Law Enforcement and Corrections is a blended learning program designed to prepare today’s policing leaders to succeed in an ever- changing professional environment, and to effectively meet the challenges of the future. This award was presented to Sheriff Crawford in recognition of her tireless work implementing bold initiatives that have created synergy and trust between the citizens of her agency and the community.

Highlights include:
~ Leadership principles required to inspire and influence the future direction of the agency.
~ Strategies and tactics to identify emerging issues and provide a proactive response to deliver results with confidence.
~ Advanced hand-on tools, skills and knowledge necessary to anticipate and prepare for the future success.
~ Fundamental and necessary working methods and benefits of sharing information.
~ Use of teams and stakeholders in problem solving for better outcomes.

Sheriff Crawford and her staff continue to unite the Petersburg Community and work to keep the Petersburg community and its’ citizens safe.