Community Policing Act
Purpose of legislation
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.
|Legislation mandating a change||Chap 37 (2021)|
|VAC chapters to be amended|
|Associated Regulatory Actions||