Criminal Justice Services, Department of; training standards, community engaged policing. (HB105)

Introduced By

Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Criminal Justice Services training standards; community engaged policing. Expands the responsibilities of the Department of Criminal Justice Services regarding community policing by requiring the compulsory training standards for basic training and recertification of law-enforcement officers to include fair and impartial policing, verbal de-escalation, and needs of special populations. The bill changes the term "community policing" to "community engaged policing." Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/13/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100940D
12/13/2017Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/15/2018Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #2
01/24/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB105)
01/25/2018Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (3-Y 1-N)
02/13/2018Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB59.


ACLU-VA Police Practices, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virginia is monitoring this and other legislation seeking to add to or expand training offered to or required of certified law enforcement personnel in Virginia. Given the number of these proposals and concerns expressed by many about competencies of law enforcement with respect to recognizing and addressing implicit bias, and interacting with people of different cultures, races and abilities, it may well be time for JLARC or the Crime Commission to undertake a comprehensive review of the training required of certified law enforcement officers in Virginia.