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REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE VIRGINIA COMMUNITY POLICING ACT [19 VAC 30 ‑ 240]
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Chapter Information
Description The 2020 session of the General Assembly passed a bill to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in and amending several Code sections (ยงยง 9.2-191, 15.2-1609.10, 15.2-1722.1, 52-30.1 through 52-30.4) relating to the Community Policing Act; data collection and reporting requirements. Additional updates to the Community Policing Act will take place July 1, 2021 per Chapter 37 of 2020 Special Session I. Under the current Community Policing Act, each time a law-enforcement officer or State Police officer stops an Individual or Driver of a motor vehicle, such officer shall collect the following data based on the officer's observation or information provided to the officer by the Individual or Driver: (i) the race, ethnicity, age, gender of the person stopped, and whether the person stopped spoke English; (ii) the reason for the stop; (iii) the location of the stop; (iv) whether a warning, written citation, or summons was issued or whether any person was arrested; (v) if a warning, written citation, or summons was issued or an arrest was made, the warning provided, violation charged, or crime charged; (vi) whether the vehicle or any person was searched; and (vii) whether the law-enforcement officer or State Police officer used physical force against any person and whether any person used physical force against any officers. In addition to stop information, each state and local law-enforcement agency shall collect the number of complaints the agency receives alleging the use of excessive force.
State Authority 52-30.3 (B)
Federal Authority None
Exempt from APA Yes, changes to this chapter of the VA Administrative Code are exempt from the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To provide the public with ready access to data regarding law-enforcement officer or State Police officer stops of an Individual or Driver of a motor vehicle. This data based on the officer's observation or information provided to the officer by the Individual or Driver regarding the persons:
(i) the race, ethnicity, age, gender of the person stopped, and whether the person stopped spoke English;
(ii) the reason for the stop;
(iii) the location of the stop;
(iv) whether a warning, written citation, or summons was issued or whether any person was arrested;
(v) if a warning, written citation, or summons was issued or an arrest was made, the warning provided, violation charged, or crime charged;
(vi) whether the vehicle or any person was searched; and
(vii) whether the law-enforcement officer or State Police officer used physical force against any person and whether any person used physical force against any officers.
In addition to stop information, each state and local law-enforcement agency shall collect the number of complaints the agency receives alleging the use of excessive force.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Kirk Marlowe  / Reg. Coordinator
Address: Bureau of Administrative and Support Services
P.O. Box 27472
Richmond, VA 23261-7472
Email Address: Kirk.Marlowe@vsp.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)674-4606    FAX: (804)674-2936    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE VIRGINIA COMMUNITY POLICING ACT (FINAL)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/01/2021.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None