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Department of Criminal Justice Services
Department of Criminal Justice Services
Crime Prevention Specialists [6 VAC 20 ‑ 180]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description The regulation identifies the eligibility criteria for and the duties of crime prevention specialists. In 1994, the General Assembly established the Crime Prevention Specialist Certification Program (CPS). In 2002, the General Assembly expanded the scope of the CPS program to provide the opportunity for certification of non-law enforcement professionals. This includes individuals involved in school security, public housing security, crime prevention practitioners at Virginia’s military bases, and state agencies such as the DCJS, the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Department of Transportation, the Capitol Police and others. This program is designed to recognize accomplished professionals in the field of crime prevention by establishing minimum standards for training and experience.
State Authority § 9.1-161. Crime prevention specialists; duties. The Criminal Justice Services Board shall adopt regulations establishing minimum standards for certification of crime prevention specialists .
Federal Authority NA
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation None entered
Meetings See all meetings (1) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Laureen Hyman  / Executive Administrative Assistant to the Director
Address: 1100 Bank Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)786-8718    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amending 6VAC20-180 Crime Prevention Specialists Correction of Citations Clarifying Language Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/27/2017.
Crime Prevention Specialists Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/01/2005.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
6/20/2016 Agency Completed Amend
7/27/2012 Agency Completed Retain As Is