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General Notice
General Notice - Additional Public Hearing/Public Comment - Regulations Relating to Private Security Services
Date Posted: 4/15/2013
Expiration Date: 5/1/2013
Submitted to Registrar for publication: YES
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Notice of action: The Department of Criminal Justice Services is proposing an amendment to the Regulations Relating to Private Security Services: 6VAC20-171-460 and 6VAC20-171-470.

Purpose of notice: To announce an additional public hearing and public comment period in order to seek public comment through the Department of Criminal Justice Services.  

Public comment period: April 15, 2013 - May 1, 2013

Public hearings: A public hearing will be held before the Criminal Justice Services Board Committee on Training on May 9, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. in House Room D of the General Assembly Building.  A public hearing was previously held on December 6, 2012 in regard to the full re-proposed regulations.

Description of proposed regulations: The following two amendments were not implemented into the reproposed Regulations Relating to Private Security Services but were initially discussed during the first proposed stage:  The Department plans on requesting the adoption of the following amendments by an errata at the public hearing on May, 9, 2013.

 6VAC20-171-460. In-service training exemption.

Persons who have completed training which meets or exceeds the compulsory minimum training standards promulgated by the board for the in-service training required for the individual's particular category may be authorized credit for such training, provided the training has been completed within [ 12 24 ] months of the expiration date of the registration period during which in-service training is required. Such training must be provided by a third party organization category. Official documentation of the following must accompany the application for in-service training credit:

1. Information regarding the sponsoring organization, including documentation regarding the instructor for each session; and

2. An outline of the training session material, including the dates, times and specific subject matter.

3. Proof of attendance and successful completion.

6VAC20-171-470. Prior firearms training exemption.

Persons having previous department-approved firearms training may be authorized credit for such training which meets or exceeds the compulsory minimum training standards for private security services business personnel, provided such training has been completed within the 12 months preceding the date of application. Official documentation of the following must accompany the application for partial in-service training credit:

1. Completion of department-approved firearms training; and

2. Qualification at a Virginia criminal justice agency, academy or correctional department.

These amendments were requested by the industry and are supported by the Department.  They will allow for the approval of training exemptions for in-service training taken within the 24 month registration period and allow for partial training exemptions for entry-level firearms training or range qualification.

How to comment: DCJS accepts written comments by e-mail, fax and postal mail. All written comments must include the full name and address of the person commenting and be received by DCJS no later than the last day of the comment period. Please forward any comments to the attention of Lisa McGee at lisa.mcgee@dcjs.virginia.gov or via the contact information below.
 


Contact Information
Name / Title: Lisa McGee  / Regulatory Manager
Address: 1100 Bank Street
Richmond, 23219
Email Address: leon.baker@dcjs.virginia.gov,lisa.mcgee@dcjs.virginia.gov,stephanie.morton@dcjs.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)371-2419    FAX: (804)225-3853    TDD: ()-