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Department of Criminal Justice Services
Department of Criminal Justice Services
Rules Relating to Professional Standards of Conduct and Procedures for Decertification [6 VAC 20 ‑ 65]    (Under Development)
New Regulation to Establish Professional Standards of Conduct and Procedures for Decertification
Action 5723
General Information
Action Summary This regulatory action establishes a new regulation for statewide professional standards of conduct applicable to all certified law enforcement officers and certified jail officers and appropriate due process procedures for decertification based on serious misconduct in violation of those standards.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [6811]
Associated Mandates Professional standards of conduct and procedures for decertification, Chapter 37 of the 2020 Special Session 1
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9264 Emergency/NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 09/21/2021 before DPB completed its review.
9641 Emergency/NOIRA Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/14/2024 and expires on 09/13/2025.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kristi Shalton  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: 1100 Bank St
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)786-7801    FAX: (804)786-0410    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.