Col. Lettner To Speak To DAR

Published 2:56 pm Thursday, March 8, 2012

Colonel Kimberly Lettner (retired) will speak on “Shattering the Glass Ceiling” during the Judith Randolph-Longwood Chapter/DAR meeting to be held March 13 at the Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library.

Colonel Lettner served as the chief of police for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Division of Capitol Police, in Richmond from January 2007 until her retirement in July 2011. As chief, she was responsible for the Division's 108 sworn and support personnel serving the Capitol community of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of Virginia's government, its employees and visitors. She has also served as a commissioner on the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission, a member of the Board of Directors of the Crater Criminal Justice Regional Academy, and as a member of the Capitol Preparedness Work Group, the Capitol Security Work Group.

Prior to her appointment as Chief of Police for the Commonwealth, Colonel Lettner served 22 years with the Virginia Department of State Police. Her positions included those of captain, serving as the director of the Professional Standards Unit; of lieutenant, serving as the Unit commander in the Counter-Terrorism Criminal Interdiction Unit; of Assistant Human Resources director in the Personnel Division; and of first sergeant in the Recruitment Unit assigned to Area 19 – Buckingham, Cumberland, and Fluvanna counties. As first sergeant in the Criminal Intelligence Division she had primary responsibility over the Computer Evidence Recovery Unit. Colonel Lettner served with the East Criminal Interdiction Team, the Waverly field office, and the Hampton field office, where she rode and supervised motorcycle operations. She served as a trooper in Waverly, Fredericksburg, and Virginia Beach.

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Colonel Lettner currently serves on the Prince Edward Public Schools Endowment, Inc. and the Executive Board of the Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Inc. She also serves on the IACP Diversity Coordinating Panel and the IACP Working Group on Sexual Offenses Committed by Police Officers. She has been active in the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police, FBI National Academy Associates – Virginia Chapter, International Association of Women Police, National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives, and the Mid-Atlantic Association of Women in Law Enforcement.

Colonel Lettner received her masters' degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Richmond and her B.S. in Physical Education/Athletic Training from Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, Massachusetts. She is a graduate of the 204th session of the FBI National Academy, the 21st session of the Professional Executive Leadership School, and the Commonwealth Management Institute.