Virginia ABC Bureau of Law Enforcement Reaccreditation

Bureau of Law Enforcement Earns First Re-Accreditation

Virginia ABC’s Bureau of Law Enforcement earned its first re-accreditation in 2019 from the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards commission (VLEPSC) and met every standard of compliance during its assessment. "This is a testament to the hard work of our leadership team and our agents," Virginia ABC Chief Law Enforcement Office Tom Kirby said. "I want to thank everyone for their dedication to upholding public trust and adhering to the VLESPC standards. It is a great achievement to be re-accredited."

The assessment team visited three regional offices and conducted inspections at each office. The formal assessment was held at the Richmond Regional Office and included a ride-along portion, inspections of the static display and evidence room, an agency tour and the file review. At the end, Virginia ABC was compliant in all 184 applicable standards.

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Virginia ABC Enforcement Participates in National Night Out 2019

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign to promote police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. ABC Bureau of Law Enforcement joined law enforcement agencies across the state to celebrate National Night out on August 6, 2019. Learn more about National Night Out’s mission.
Photo: Roanoke Special Agents Ford and Bolton (back row, center) at Salem's National Night Out at the ballpark.
Virginia ABC Enforcement Builds Community Policing

ABC Enforcement Builds Community Policing

Thanks to our community policing training program, law enforcement agencies around the state are better equipped to respond to the most pressing alcohol-related problems in their jurisdictions. Our Bureau of Law Enforcement is continuing the training program as part of its commitment to collaborating with local police and licensees to proactively reduce incidents involving alcohol.
Restaurant and Spanish-language ABC materials

Leyes de Alcohol en Virginia

Because laws and cultural traditions surrounding alcohol differ throughout the world, Virginia ABC translated important alcohol-related laws into Spanish to better serve its Hispanic citizens and businesses. Read more.
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Moving into Virginia?

Are you planning to move and ship alcoholic beverages with your household goods to Virginia? The Code of Virginia (COV 4.1-310) prohibits the transportation or importation of more than one gallon of alcohol into the Commonwealth per individual per occasion. You do not need any paperwork to bring back one gallon or less. Read more.

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Regional Offices

Virginia ABC’s Bureau of Law Enforcement has nine regional offices and one satellite office that serve as points of contact for citizens and licensees. Find contact information for your local office.

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.