A. Any law-enforcement agency or department subject to the provisions of § 2.2-5515, 15.2-1721.1, or 52-11.3 of the Code of Virginia in possession of equipment prohibited by § 2.2-5515, 15.2-1721.1, or 52-11.3 of the Code of Virginia prior to March 1, 2021, must request a waiver to continue the use of such prohibited equipment.
B. Law-enforcement agencies or departments shall file with the Department of Criminal Justice Services (department) a completed application for such waiver on the form and in the manner provided by the department.
C. The Criminal Justice Services Board (board) shall consider each waiver request. Law-enforcement agencies or departments may appear before the board in support of the request. Law-enforcement agencies or departments may utilize qualifying equipment while the application for waiver is pending.
D. Any waivers granted by the board shall be published by the department on the department's website.
Law-enforcement agencies or departments that do not request or receive a waiver may not utilize any equipment prohibited by §§ 2.2-5515, 15.2-1721.1, and 52-11.3 of the Code of Virginia.