Virginia Division
Join Now

Virginia Press Release



2155 Highway 42 S
McDonough, GA 30252-7636
(770) 389-5391 · (800) 233-3506



Contact: Sean McGowan
Virginia Police Benevolent
Executive Director


(January 24, 2020) – “Members of the law enforcement community throughout the South stand united with our fellow officers in Virginia in opposition to Governor Ralph Northam’s gun confiscation scheme.  We know that a well-armed, well-trained, law-abiding citizen is our best friend.  And these are exactly the people New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg and Governor Ralph Northam want to disarm.” - Sean McGowan, Southern States Police Benevolent Association


The Southern States Police Benevolent Association, Inc. is a not-for-profit professional organization dedicated to improving the law enforcement profession.  PBA members are full-time or retired employees of the various federal, state, county and municipal law enforcement and correctional agencies.  This professional association, funded by membership dues and citizen contributions, provides legal, legislative, disciplinary and other representation to member officers as well as a salary replacement death benefit to members’ beneficiaries.  The PBA prohibits members from engaging in or condoning any strike by law enforcement officers, electing instead to represent members through aggressive political action. For more information, please visit our website at


Virginia News
VAPBA Scholarship Recipient Brooke Bruggeman

February 21, 2024

PBF funds help student attend dream school.

Fairfax County Chapter Press Release - 02-12-2024

On January 30, 2024, the FCPD and the Fairfax County Department of Animal Sheltering (DAS) announced a proposal to consolidate animal services in the County under DAS, which is a non-law enforcement agency.

VAPBA Scholarship Recipient Abbie Copperthite

December 20, 2023

Providing students with the chance to be a first-generation college student is the essence of the PBF's scholarship program. Abbie Copperthite, recent scholarship recipient ...