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Chief Kirby named NLLEA President

Chief Kirby named NLLEA President

Virginia ABC Chief Law Enforcement Officer Thomas Kirby was installed as the 2022-2023 president of the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association (NLLEA) in fall 2022 during the 35th Annual NLLEA Conference. In this role, he will support the NLLEA to foster cooperative and mutually beneficial working relationships with other law enforcement associations, alcohol policy researchers and public health organizations. NLLEA is a nonprofit association made up of sworn and non-sworn state, provincial, county, municipal and campus enforcement personnel tasked with enforcing liquor laws in the United States and Canada. The organization collects and disseminates research data, offers training to enhance the standards of liquor law enforcement, advises lawmakers on alcohol-related policy and provides technical assistance about best practices and policy development to law enforcement agencies.
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Virginia ABC special agents are an integral part of maintaining a safe, orderly and regulated system for responsible consumption of alcohol. Special agents are vested with statewide police authority to enforce the criminal laws of the commonwealth. 

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Are you planning to move alcoholic beverages with your household goods into Virginia? The Code of Virginia (COV 4.1-311) prohibits the transportation or importation of more than one gallon of alcohol into the state per individual per occasion. For three gallons or less, you do not need any paperwork. Read more about importing personal alcohol.
All matters currently scheduled before the ABC Board are placed upon a docket which contains the date, time, location and a brief description of the matter being heard. The dockets are uploaded and sorted by date and region that the matter is being heard in. You may review all current dockets by clicking the link above.
Also called "Final Board Orders," represent the final outcomes of Virginia ABC Administrative hearings, available to the public in accordance with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. All Orders are categorized in an Excel spreadsheet.

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The Bureau of Law Enforcement has nine regional offices and one satellite office that serve as points of contact for citizens and licensees.

Hearings and Appeals

Questions related to hearings and appeals should be directed to the Hearings, Appeals and Judicial Services Division.

ABC Violations

Please see Final Decisions and Scheduled Dockets for list of statutory and regulatory violations that have been adjudicated or are pending.