Our Fall Conference and Vendors’ Fair for October 13 & 14, 2021 has been cancelled, as well as spring and summer training for 2021 due to coronavirus concerns. With so much uncertainty, we will not reschedule this year.

Please see our Upcoming page for dates. Thank you!


Mark Your 2021 Calendar Now for Upcoming Training Events:

  • SPRING TRAINING – Holiday Inn Airport in Roanoke, VA / CANCELLED
  • SUMMER TRAINING & PICNIC – Marshall Lodge in Lynchburg, VA / CANCELLED
  • FALL GOLF TOURNAMENT – October 12, 2021 / Hanging Rock Golf Club in Salem, VA / CANCELLED
  • FALL CONFERENCE AND VENDOR FAIR – October 13 & 14, 2021 / Holiday Inn Airport in Roanoke, VA / CANCELLED


To register for events online, fill out the online form, and click the SEND button…it’s that easy!

**Spring, summer, and fall conference, training, and picnic cancelled – forms removed.

For directions, go to our Upcoming page!

Fall Conference & Vendor Fair – OUR 25th ANNIVERSARY!

We had a great turnout for our 25th Anniversary! There were about 120 people who registered for training PLUS 27 vendors and 18 golf teams! We wish to thank OASIS Commissary for their wonderful contribution for our 25th anniversary! Thank you to our sponsors, too! We couldn’t do this without them! And finally, we also want to thank Katrina Morris / Western Virginia Regional Jail for her design on the back of our 25th anniversary t-shirts. Great job, Katrina!

Our Officers-of-the-Year recipients are:

  • Officer of the Year – Mark Smith / Western Virginia Regional Jail
  • Supervisor of the Year – Melissa Newcomb / Riverside Regional Jail
  • Civilian of the Year – Lisa Ferguson / New River Valley Regional Jail

Our member door prize winners of a $25 gift card:

  • Matthew Elder – Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority / Campbelll
  • Carla Arrington – Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority / Lynchburg
  • Aaron McFarlane – Rockbridge Regional Jail
  • Tonya Akers – New River Valley Regional Jail

Winner of the SCCY CPX1 9mm pistol from Southern Police Equipment:

  • Brian Barker – Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority / Lynchburg

Congratulations winners!

The Western Region Jail Association wishes to recognize the following:

  • Pat Mueller / Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority – Campbell
  • OASIS Commissary / Mike Evancho, Gary Smith, George Keys, Scott Baird, and Paul Yopp

Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to the WRJA!

2021 Slate of Officers

Our slate of officers was voted in for the 2019-2020 term. Since there were no 2020 meetings to vote in new officers, our current officers have agreed to extend their term one more year.

  • President – Debbie Clark / Western Virginia Regional Jail
  • Vice President – Vida Parker / Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority – Lynchburg
  • Secretary – Chris Hayes / Western Virginia Regional Jail
  • Treasurer – Rob Hesson / Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office

We look forward to continuous training, sharing knowledge, and networking to assist each and everyone one of us in our day-to-day roles in corrections. See our Officers page.


Effective fall 2012, only members can participate in social events, door prizes, and drawings. Membership is ONLY $10 annually. Don’t miss out on all the fun…join today!!

Please note that the fees for attending the fall conferences are in addition to the annual $10 membership fee.
Membership is not required to attend WRJA conference training.

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