Law Enforcement Decertification


This material will be updated periodically!

UPDATE: June 22, 2021

Application for Virginia Law Enforcement and Jail Officer Standards of Conduct Work Group Participants


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:

Additionally, DCJS has developed a “Request for Decertification” (Form DC-1) questionnaire to assist agencies in providing the necessary notification and information to determine the suitability of a submission for decertification.

Please email the completed questionnaire to:


Statewide Standards of Conduct

The Statewide Standards of Conduct are under development. As a part of enacting Senate Bill 5030, the General Assembly mandated that DCJS constitute a working group to assist with the development process. 

 Updates will be posted here as the development and regulatory processes move forward.