(From left) Marc Haalman, ABC Special Agent in Charge of Compliance; Tom Kirby, ABC Chief Law Enforcement Officer and interim CEO; David Huff, ABC Senior Special Agent of Training; Ryan Porter, ABC Deputy Chief Administration of Law Enforcement; Donnie Brown, ABC Deputy Chief of Field Administration

Virginia ABC Bureau of Law Enforcement Receives Third Accreditation from Professional Standards Commission

The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) Bureau of Law Enforcement earned its third accreditation from the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC) March 7. The commission, a panel of police chiefs, sheriffs and other law enforcement executives from across the state, voted unanimously to renew the authority’s accreditation award. To receive the designation first awarded to Virginia ABC in 2015, enforcement agencies must demonstrate sustained practice and performance over each consecutive four-year period.
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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.
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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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Regional Offices

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.