The Police Association of Virginia was started in 1941 as the Norfolk Police Division Alumni Association.
In 1943 members of the Portsmouth Police Relief Association were voted into membership and in 1947, patrolmen in the Norfolk and Portsmouth Police Departments were admitted in to the organization for the first time.
In 1948, the name was changed to the Police Association of Virginia. The Association has grown from the original 33 members of 1941 to over 600 members today.
To uphold and maintain the Constitution of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
To promote cooperation and a binding association between all law enforcement agencies throughout Virginia
To maintain a trust fund, to provide to the beneficiary of the deceased member a pecuniary amount in accordance with the provisions of the Police Association of Virginia bylaws.