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Code of Virginia
Title 52. Police (State)
Chapter 3. Joint State and Local Police Communication System

§ 52-16. Governor may establish and maintain joint communication system to aid police.

The Governor may establish, purchase, lease, or otherwise acquire all necessary property, real and personal, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a joint state and local police communication system and cause to be constructed, equipped, maintained, and operated, at such place or places as he may determine, a communication system for transmitting and receiving messages and data, in connection with the work of the police departments of, and officers exercising police powers in, the cities, towns, and counties of the Commonwealth and the work of the police officers of the Department of State Police, relating to the detection of crime, the apprehension of criminals, emergency management and response, information relating to criminal activity, and other necessary police activities.

1936-7, p. 44; Michie Code 1942, § 2991b; 2022, c. 49.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.