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Conservators of the Peace in the Commonwealth of Virginia may provide law enforcement and security services to select communities or entities within the judicial circuit to which they have been appointed. Those entities that employ them may be considered a criminal justice agency pursuant to the Code of Virginia Ann. 9.1-101 ‘Criminal Justice Agency.' Conservators of the Peace who are appointed under Virginia Code Ann. 19.2-13 typically serve (4) four year terms. We currently serve a population of approximately 10,000 residents.

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Our Mission Statement

To enhance the quality of life for local residents and their visitors by utilizing a sound and proven community policing model that encourages and emphasizes community participation that positively impacts not only the individual, but the overall community as a whole.

Conservators of the Peace in the Code of Virginia

Title 5.1 Aviation
5.1-21- Powers of conservator of the peace conferred upon pilot
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title5.1/chapter1/section5.1-21/
5.1-21.1- Powers of conservators of the peace conferred upon airport managers or designees
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title5.1/chapter1/section5.1-21.1/
Title 9.1 Commonwealth Public Safety
9.1-143- Private Security Services Advisory Board; membership
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title9.1/chapter1/section9.1-143/
9.1-146- Limitation on powers of registered armed security officers
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title9.1/chapter1/section9.1-146/
9.1-150.1- Definitions
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title9.1/chapter1/section9.1-150.1/
9.1-150.2- Powers of Criminal Justice Services Board relating to special conservators of the peace appointed pursuant to 19.2-13
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title9.1/chapter1/section9.1-150.2/
9.1-150.3- Powers of Department of Criminal Justice Services relating to special conservators of the peace appointed pursuant to 19.2-13
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title9.1/chapter1/section9.1-150.3/
9.1-150.4- Unlawful conduct; penalties
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title9.1/chapter1/section9.1-150.4/
9.1-185.4- Limitations on licensure
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title9.1/chapter1/section9.1-185.4/
Title 10.1 Conservation
10.1-1620- Appointment of special conservators of the peace
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title10.1/chapter16/section10.1-1620/
10.1-1135- Appointment and compensation of forest wardens; oath; powers
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title10.1/chapter11/section10.1-1135/
Title 15.2- Counties, Cities and Towns
15.2-5706 (Park Authorities Act)- Appointment of special conservators of the peace
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title15.2/chapter57/section15.2-5706/
15.2-7207 (BVU Authority Act)- Powers generally
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title15.2/chapter72/section15.2-7207/
15.2-6021 (Southwest Regional Recreation Authority)- Southwest Regional Recreation Area Rangers
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title15.2/chapter60.1/section15.2-6021/
15.2-528- Department of law enforcement
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title15.2/chapter5/section15.2-528/
15.2-1748- Powers of the academies
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title15.2/chapter17/section15.2-1748/
Title 16.1- Courts Not of Record
16.1-69.26- Judges as conservators of the peace
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title16.1/chapter4.1/section16.1-69.26/
16.1-69.40- Powers and duties of clerks; civil liability
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title16.1/chapter4.1/section16.1-69.40/
16.1-253.4- Emergency protective orders authorized in certain cases; penalty
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title16.1/chapter11/section16.1-253.4/
16.1-241- Jurisdiction; consent for abortion
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title16.1/chapter11/section16.1-241/
Title 18.2 Crimes and Offenses Generally
18.2-464-Failure to obey order of conservator of the peace
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title18.2/chapter10/section18.2-464/
18.2-283.1- Carrying weapon into courthouse
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title18.2/chapter7/section18.2-283.1/
18.2-287.01- Carrying weapon in air carrier airport terminal
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title18.2/chapter7/section18.2-287.01/
18.2-306- Search warrants for “sawed off” shotguns and rifles; confiscation and destruction
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title18.2/chapter7/section18.2-306/
18.2-296- Search warrants for machine guns
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title18.2/chapter7/section18.2-296/
18.2-482- Misprision of treason
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title18.2/chapter11/section18.2-482/
18.2-311- Prohibiting the selling or having in possession blackjacks, ect.
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title18.2/chapter7/section18.2-311/
18.2-308- Carrying concealed weapons; exceptions; penalty
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title18.2/chapter7/section18.2-308/
Title 19.2 Criminal Procedure
19.2-12- Who are conservators of the peace
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title19.2/chapter2/section19.2-12/
19.2-13- Special conservators of the peace; authority; jurisdiction; registration; bond; liability of employers; penalty; report
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title19.2/chapter2/section19.2-13/
19.2-13.1- Application for special conservator of the peace by locality
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title19.2/chapter2/section19.2-13.1/
19.2-14- Conservators of the peace for fairgrounds and cemeteries; bond required
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title19.2/chapter2/section19.2-14/
19.2-15- When conservator appointed under 19.2-13 need not be a citizen
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title19.2/chapter2/section19.2-15/
19.2-18- Powers and duties generally
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title19.2/chapter2/section19.2-18/
19.2-22- Same; arrest without a warrant
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title19.2/chapter2/section19.2-22/
19.2-45- Powers enumerated
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title19.2/chapter3/section19.2-45/
19.2-74- Issuance and service of summons in place of warrant in misdemeanor case; issuance of summons by special conservators of the peace
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title19.2/chapter7/section19.2-74/
19.2-81.3- Arrest without a warrant authorized in cases of assault and battery against a family or household member and stalking and for violations of protective orders; procedure, ect.
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title19.2/chapter7/section19.2-81.3/
19.2-83.1- Report of arrest of school employees and adult students for certain offenses
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title19.2/chapter7/section19.2-83.1/
19.2-270.1- Use of photographs as evidence in certain larceny and burglary prosecutions
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title19.2/chapter16/section19.2-270.1/
19.2-386.27- Forfeiture of firearms carried in violation of Article 6.1 (18.2-307.1 et seq.)
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title19.2/chapter22.2/section19.2-386.27/
19.2-390- Reports to be made by local law-enforcement officers, conservators of the peace, clerks of court, Secretary of the Commonwealth and Corrections officials to State Police; material submitted by other agencies
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title19.2/chapter23/section19.2-390/
Title 24.2 Elections
24.2-114- Duties and powers of general registrar
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title24.2/chapter1/section24.2-114/
Title 29.1 Game, Inland Fisheries and Boating
29.1-200- Appointment of conservation police officers
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title29.1/chapter2/section29.1-200/
29.1-202- Ex officio conservation police officers
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title29.1/chapter2/section29.1-202/
Title 37.2 Behavioral Health and Development Services
37.2-426- Officers may be appointed conservators of the peace; regulation of traffic
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title37.2/chapter4/section37.2-426/
Title 46.2 Motor Vehicles
46.2-2011.18- Violation by passengers; misdemeanor; ejection
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title46.2/chapter20/section46.2-2011.18/
46.2-1023- Flashing red or red and white warning lights
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title46.2/chapter10/section46.2-1023/
46.2-819.5- Enforcement through use of photo-monitoring system or automatic vehicle identification system in conjunction with usage of Dulles Access Highway
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title46.2/chapter8/section46.2-819.5/
Title 52 Police (State)
52-23- Appointment by Governor; power and jurisdiction
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title52/chapter5/section52-23/
Title 53.1 Prisons and Other Methods of Correction
53.1-109- Authority of jail superintendent and jail officers; fees charges to prisoner
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title53.1/chapter3/section53.1-109/
53.1-95.8- Authority of superintendent and jail officers; oath and bond; fees charged to prisoner
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title53.1/chapter3/section53.1-95.8/
53.1-98- Authority of superintendent and guards
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title53.1/chapter3/section53.1-98/
Title 54.1 Professions and Occupations
54.1-306- Enforcement of laws by Director or investigators; authority of investigators appointed by Director
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title54.1/chapter3/section54.1-306/
Title 56 Public Service Companies
56-354- Conductors, etc., to be conservators of the peace
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title56/chapter13/section56-354/
Title 59.1 Trade and Commerce
59.1-136.3- Purchases of nonferrous scrap, metal articles, and proprietary articles
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title59.1/chapter9/section59.1-136.3/