Virginia Community Policing Act; created, report. (SB1456)

Introduced By

Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Community Policing Act. Prohibits the use of biased-based profiling by state and local law-enforcement officers and requires such officers to record certain data regarding motor vehicle and investigatory stops and report this information to the Department of State Police. The Department of State Police is required to develop a statewide database to analyze the data to determine the existence and prevalence of biased-based profiling in the Commonwealth. The Superintendent of State Police is required to report annually on the findings of the analysis to the Governor, the General Assembly, and the Attorney General. The bill requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services to develop a model policy that embodies current best practices for the implementation and operation of a body-worn camera system. Beginning July 1, 2018, the Department of State Police, sheriff's offices, and police departments are required to implement a body-worn camera system. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/27/2015Unanimous consent to introduce
01/27/2015Presented and ordered printed 15103945D
01/27/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/03/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1456)
02/04/2015Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice with letter (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)