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Criminal Justice Services Board
Regulations Relating to Special Conservator of the Peace [6 VAC 20 ‑ 230]
Action Comprehensive Review and Update of the Training Standards Relating to Special Conservators of the Peace
Comment Period Ends 3/2/2022
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2/17/22  6:32 am
Commenter: Edward Andrews, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Proposed Changes to SCOP Training Requirements

My name is Edward Andrews and I have been registered as a SCOP Officer with the VMFA since April of 2021. I believe that my successful completion of an Entry Level Firearms Course based on private security regulations was more than sufficient for my duties at the VMFA since I provide a security function and not a law enforcement function. With the training I received, I am confident in my ability to use a firearm if necessary, and therefore not in favor of changing the firearms training requirements. I would prefer to see SCOP Officers continue to qualify on private security courses. Thank you for your time and consideration.

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