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    Document Summary
    - Report Published -

    House Document No. 83
    PUBLICATION YEAR 1998

    Document Title
    Training and Arrest Powers of Sheriffs

    Author
    Virginia State Crime Commission

    Enabling Authority
    HJR 471 (Regular Session, 1997)

    Executive Summary
    Information for the Crime Commission's study concerning the training and arrest powers of sheriffs was gathered through: interviews, working groups, and discussions with local and state officials. During the course of the study, the Commission addressed and made a recommendation on issues pertaining to the training and arrest powers of sheriffs. The Commission made the following recommendation:

    The Department of Criminal Justice Services, working in conjunction with the Office of the Attorney General and the Division of Risk Management, should provide information to all sheriffs of the Commonwealth concerning the potential liabilities and risks associated with using or assigning deputies to perform tasks or duties for which they are not trained.