Law Enforcement Decertification


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The Department of Criminal Justice Services has been developing processes to assist Virginia Law-Enforcement Agencies submit the necessary notification information and documentation to ensure that any suitable decertification concerns are addressed effectively, appropriately, and fairly in accordance with the recently enacted updates to Virginia Code 15.2-1707.

Code of Virginia: 15.2-1707. Decertification of law-enforcement officers.

Please direct questions or notifications to the following email address:

October 31, 2022: DCJS has developed a Newly Revised “Request for Decertification” (Form DC-1, Version 1.5- 11-2022) questionnaire to assist agencies in providing the necessary notification and information to determine the suitability of a submission for decertification.  Please discard the previous version of the form, if in use.

Please email the completed questionnaire to:


Statewide Standards of Conduct

August 2022…

Updates and additional information coming soon.

Thank you for your continued patience and support.

Law Enforcement Division

Virginia Department of Criminal justice Services