Criminal Justice Services, Department of; powers and duties, de-escalation training. (HB5128)

Introduced By

Del. Will Wampler (R-Abingdon) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. James Edmunds (R-South Boston), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), and Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Department of Criminal Justice Services; powers and duties; de-escalation training. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services (the Department) to establish training standards and publish and periodically update model policies for law-enforcement personnel on de-escalation techniques and practices, including guidelines for the use of force continuum and the risks of using neck restraints, such as chokeholds, carotid restraints, and lateral vascular neck restraints. The bill also requires the Department to establish compulsory minimum training standards for certification and recertification of law-enforcement officers on de-escalation techniques and practices that include guidelines on the use of force continuum and training on the risks of using neck restraints, such as chokeholds, carotid restraints, and lateral vascular neck restraints. Read the Bill »

Status

08/25/2020: Awaiting a Vote in the Public Safety Committee

History

DateAction
08/25/2020Committee
08/25/2020Presented and ordered printed 20200074D
08/25/2020Referred to Committee on Public Safety
08/26/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5128)

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