Vol. 38 Iss. 5 - October 25, 2021

Chapter 30
Notice of Intended Regulatory Action

Notice is hereby given in accordance with § 2.2-4007.01 of the Code of Virginia that the Criminal Justice Services Board intends to consider amending 6VAC20-30, Rules Relating to Compulsory In-Service Training Standards for Law-Enforcement Officers, Jailors or Custodial Officers, Courtroom Security Officers, Process Service Officers and Officers of the Department of Corrections, Division of Operations. The purpose of the proposed action is to align training standards for current law-enforcement officers with the compulsory minimum training standards for new law-enforcement officer recruits in the Commonwealth. The proposed amendments will revise in-service requirements to create cohesiveness among all criminal justice professions and align regulation with recently passed legislation. The current in-service training standards and requirements were last updated in 2016. An example of the substantive changes that are being considered is raising the in-service firearms qualification score to align with the revised compulsory minimum training standards for new law-enforcement officer recruits at the academy-level.

In addition, pursuant to Executive Order 14 (as amended, July 16, 2018) and § 2.2-4007.1 of the Code of Virginia, the agency is conducting a periodic review and small business impact review of this regulation to determine whether this regulation should be repealed, amended, or retained in its current form. Public comment is sought on the review of any issue relating to this regulation, including whether the regulation (i) is necessary for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare; (ii) minimizes the economic impact on small businesses consistent with the stated objectives of applicable law; and (iii) is clearly written and easily understandable.

The agency does not intend to hold a public hearing on the proposed action after publication in the Virginia Register.

Statutory Authority: § 9.1-102 of the Code of Virginia.

Public Comment Deadline: November 24, 2021.

Agency Contact: Kristi Shalton, Law Enforcement Program Coordinator, Department of Criminal Justice Services, 1100 Bank Street, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone (804) 786-7801, FAX (804) 786-0410, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R22-6808; Filed October 04, 2021