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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice and Corrections
Agency 15. Department of Corrections
Chapter 40. Minimum Standards for Jails and Lockups
7/14/2020

6VAC15-40-870. Security and Storage of Security Devices.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall govern the security, storage, and use of firearms, ammunition, chemical agents, and related security devices that are stored in and assigned to the facility to ensure that:

1. The facility shall provide secure storage for firearms, ammunition, chemical agents, and related security devices accessible to authorized personnel only and located outside the security perimeter or the inmate housing and activity areas;

2. Personnel who carry firearms and ammunition are assigned positions that are inaccessible to inmates (with the exception of emergencies); and

3. Personnel who discharge firearms or use chemical agents other than for training purposes, submit written reports to the facility administrator or designee no later than the conclusion of the shift during which same are discharged or used.

Statutory Authority

§§ 53.1-5, 53.1-68, and 53.1-131 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-30-001 § 5.17, eff. April 1, 1987; amended, Volume 04, Issue 09, eff. April 1, 1988; Volume 07, Issue 12, eff. May 1, 1991; Volume 09, Issue 12, eff. May 1, 1993; Volume 11, Issue 21, eff. August 10, 1995; Volume 18, Issue 20, eff. July 17, 2002; Volume 29, Issue 04, eff. November 22, 2012.

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