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HB 5104 - Increases Employment Assessment and Review Requirements for Law Enforcement Hiring - Virginia Key Vote

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Title: Increases Employment Assessment and Review Requirements for Law Enforcement Hiring

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that increases employment assessment and review requirements for law enforcement hiring.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes a hiring law-enforcement agency or jail to require a candidate for employment, subsequent to a conditional offer of employment, to undergo a psychological examination conducted under the supervision of a licensed psychologist or other licensed mental health professional (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services to establish guidelines for such psychological examinations (Sec. 1).

  • Requires hiring law-enforcement agencies and jails to request information from all prior employing agencies of an applicant, if the applicant has been employed at any time by another law-enforcement agency or jail, pertaining to the following (Sec. 1):

    • Any arrest or prosecution of a former police officer, deputy sheriff, or jail officer, including any expunged arrest or criminal charge, that would otherwise be prohibited from disclosure;

    • Any civil suit regarding a former police officer’s deputy sheriff’s, or jail officer’s employment or performance of their duties;

    • Any internal investigation related to a former police officer’s deputy sheriff’s, or jail officer’s alleged criminal conduct, use of excessive force, or other official misconduct; and 

    • Any job performance that led to the dismissal, demotion, suspension, or transfer.

  • Authorizes the hiring agency to request this information subsequent to a conditional offer of employment (Sec. 1).

  • Prohibits any police officer, deputy sheriff, or jail officer from being employed in such a position until the requested information is received (Sec. 1).

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Increases Employment Assessment and Review Requirements for Law Enforcement Hiring

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that increases employment assessment and review requirements for law enforcement hiring.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes a hiring law-enforcement agency or jail to require a candidate for employment, subsequent to a conditional offer of employment, to undergo a psychological examination conducted under the supervision of a licensed psychologist or other licensed mental health professional (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services to establish guidelines for such psychological examinations (Sec. 1).

  • Requires hiring law-enforcement agencies and jails to request information from all prior employing agencies of an applicant, if the applicant has been employed at any time by another law-enforcement agency or jail, pertaining to the following (Sec. 1):

    • Any arrest or prosecution of a former police officer, deputy sheriff, or jail officer, including any expunged arrest or criminal charge, that would otherwise be prohibited from disclosure;

    • Any civil suit regarding a former police officer’s deputy sheriff’s, or jail officer’s employment or performance of their duties;

    • Any internal investigation related to a former police officer’s deputy sheriff’s, or jail officer’s alleged criminal conduct, use of excessive force, or other official misconduct; and 

    • Any job performance that led to the dismissal, demotion, suspension, or transfer.

  • Authorizes the hiring agency to request this information subsequent to a conditional offer of employment (Sec. 1).

  • Prohibits any police officer, deputy sheriff, or jail officer from being employed in such a position until the requested information is received (Sec. 1).

Title: Increases Employment Assessment and Review Requirements for Law Enforcement Hiring

Title: Increases Employment Assessment and Review Requirements for Law Enforcement Hiring

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Increases Employment Assessment and Review Requirements for Law Enforcement Hiring

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that increases employment assessment and review requirements for law enforcement hiring.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires all police officers, deputy sheriffs, and jail officers to undergo a psychological examination conducted under the supervision of a licensed psychologist or other licensed mental health professional, subsequent to a conditional offer of employment (Sec. 1).

  • Requires hiring law-enforcement agencies and jails to request information from all prior employing agencies of an applicant, if the applicant has been employed at any time by another law-enforcement agency or jail, pertaining to the following (Sec. 1):

    • Any arrest or prosecution of a former police officer, deputy sheriff, or jail officer, including any expunged arrest or criminal charge, that would otherwise be prohibited from disclosure;

    • Any civil suit regarding a former police officer’s deputy sheriff’s, or jail officer’s employment or performance of their duties;

    • Any internal investigation related to a former police officer’s deputy sheriff’s, or jail officer’s alleged criminal conduct, use of excessive force, or other official misconduct; and 

    • Any job performance that led to the dismissal, demotion, suspension, or transfer.

  • Authorizes the hiring agency to request this information subsequent to a conditional offer of employment (Sec. 1).

  • Prohibits any police officer, deputy sheriff, or jail officer from being employed in such a position until the requested information is received (Sec. 1).

Title: Increases Employment Assessment and Review Requirements for Law Enforcement Hiring

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