Jack King

Director of Regional Support East Division

Jack King  joined VDEM in 2010 and currently serves as director of Regional Support, East Division.  He served 30 years as a police officer in Oakland, California, and Richmond, Virginia.

Positions and Accomplishments:

  • Director of VDEM’s Local Support Services Division.
  • VDEM Deputy State Coordinator.
  • Several positions at the Richmond Police Department, including:
    • SWAT Team Commander.
    • Bomb Team Commander.
    • Officer-in-Charge of the Training Academy.
    • Commander of  First Precinct.
    • Officer-in-Charge of the Homeland Security Unit.
  • Bachelor’s degree from University of Richmond.
  • FBI Hazardous Devices School.
  • Numerous professional certifications.


Jack is married and they have four children.  He is an ultramarathoner and volunteer youth baseball coach.