Community Bulletin: Community Policing Data Collection (HB1250)
Effective July 1, 2020, the Virginia Department of State Police, Criminal Justice Information Services Division, Uniform Crime Reporting Section will begin the collection of community policing data, as required by 2020 Acts of Assembly Chapter 1165, the Community Policing Act.
This Act requires that each time a local law-enforcement officer, sheriff, deputy sheriff or State Police officer stops a driver of a motor vehicle; the officer shall collect the following data, based on the officer's observation or information provided to the officer by the driver:
(i) The race, ethnicity, age, and gender of the person stopped;
(ii) The reason for the stop;
(iii) The location of the stop;
(iv) Whether a warning, written citation, or summons was issued or whether any persons were arrested;
(v) If a warning, written citation, or summons was issued or an arrest was made, the warning provided, violation charged, or crime charged; and
(vi) Whether the vehicle or any person was searched.
The collected data will be submitted quarterly and the Community Policing Act will also require each state and local law-enforcement agency to collect and report to the Virginia State Police the number of complaints the agency receives alleging the use of excessive force. The collection of complaint data will occur annually.
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