On March 25, 2015, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe established Executive Order Number Forty. Governor McAuliffe wanted to take proactive steps to improve Virginia ABC’s Bureau of Law Enforcement following an interaction in the city of Charlottesville on March 18 between Virginia ABC special agents and University of Virginia student Martese Johnson. (Read statements related to Martese Johnson.)
As part of the order, Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran was asked to convene a panel consisting of representatives of local and campus law enforcement agencies and sheriff’s offices, Commonwealth’s Attorneys, Virginia ABC leadership, Department of Criminal Justice Services staff and additional individuals representing relevant stakeholder groups. The panel was tasked with reviewing Virginia ABC’s mission, structure, policies and training, and making recommendations for changes, if needed.
The panel met May 4, June 1, July 8 and August 26. At the conclusion of the meetings, the panel completed a report and presented it to Governor McAuliffe. On January 8, 2016, Governor McAuliffe accepted all recommendations set forth by the panel.
Read more about Virginia ABC Bureau of Law Enforcement Quarterly Reports.
The documents listed below include materials presented to Enforcement Expert Review Panel members and meeting attendees, and materials drafted by Virginia ABC related to the panel.
Gov. McAuliffe Adopts Panel Recommendations News Release, January 8, 2016
Virginia ABC Bureau of Law Enforcement Receives Accreditation, December 1, 2015
Enforcement Expert Review Panel Final Report News Release, September 22, 2015
Enforcement Expert Review Panel Final Report and Recommendations, September 18, 2015 (PDF)
Enforcement Expert Review Panel Presentation, August 26, 2015 (PDF)
Enforcement Expert Review Panel Minutes, August 26, 2015 (PDF)
Enforcement Expert Review Panel Agenda, August 26, 2015 (PDF)
Answers to Questions from the June 1 Enforcement Expert Review Panel, July 8, 2015
Enforcement Expert Review Panel Minutes, July 8, 2015 (PDF)
Enforcement Expert Review Panel Agenda, July 8, 2015 (PDF)
Enforcement Expert Review Panel Presentation, June 1, 2015 (PDF)
Virginia ABC Charges, Fiscal Years 2011–2014 (PDF)
Virginia ABC Title 18 Charges, Fiscal Years 2011–2014 (PDF)
Enforcement Expert Review Panel Presentation, May 4, 2015
Overview of Virginia ABC, March 25, 2015 (PDF)