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    Virginia is updating bail enforcement regulations

    I just got an email from DCJS as follows:
    It is a public email so posting it here is for general info only and should not be a problem:

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    TO: William T. Marx, Sr.

    FROM: Lisa McGee
    Office of Regulatory Affairs

    SUBJECT: Regulatory Update and Private Security Services Advisory Board Meeting

    Regulations Relating to Bail Enforcement Agents

    The final Regulations Relating to Bail Enforcement Agents will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on September 14, 2009 and are scheduled for final adoption effective October 14, 2009. For additional information on the regulations, please follow the link below.

    The following regulatory stages have been submitted for publication in the Virginia Register
    Criminal Justice Services Board
    Agency
    Department of Criminal Justice Services
    Chapter
    Regulations Relating to Bail Enforcement Agents (6 VAC 20-260)

    Action
    Regulations Relating to Bail Enforcement Agents

    Stage
    Final

    Final Adoption Period
    09/14/2009 - 10/14/2009

    More details on this stage



    Private Security Services Advisory Board Meeting

    The next regularly scheduled quarterly meeting of the Private Security Services Board (PSSAB) is as follows: Please note the change in time and venue.

    The following meeting has been posted on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall:
    Criminal Justice Services Board
    Title:
    Private Security Services Advisory Board
    Time:
    10/1/09 09:00 AM
    Location:
    HOLIDAY INN RICHMOND-I-64 WEST END 2000 STAPLES MILL RD RICHMOND, VA 23230 UNITED STATES Hotel Front Desk: 1-804-359-6061
    Contact:
    Lisa McGee / lisa.mcgee@dcjs.virginia.gov / (804)371-2419
    See the meeting on the Town Hall
    http://TownHall.virginia.gov//l/View...eetingID=13462


    The draft minutes of the June 9, 2009 PSSAB meeting can be viewed at this link:
    http://townhall.virginia.gov//l/View...eetingID=12932

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    Re: Virginia is updating bail enforcement regulations

    Thank you for the news!

    Keep us posted.

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    Re: Virginia is updating bail enforcement regulations

    From Online Resources:
    Bounty Hunters in Virginia may arrest fugitives that have skipped bail at any time and return him or her to law enforcement in the area in which the fugitive is to appear before court. In 2005, authority over surety agents, including bail bondsman, was turned over to the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services. While there are no specific statues applying directly to Fugitive Recovery Agents, making it unclear whether they require a license, there are extensive provisions regarding surety bondsman. There is an option to apply for licensure as an agent bail bondsman, however. This suggests that all employees must be licensed in the bail bond business. If you wish to head a Bounty Hunting business, however, licensure is certainly required.

    How to Become a Bounty Hunter in Virginia

    To become a Bounty Hunter in Virginia one must either find employment with a bail bond agency under a licensed bondsman or create their own business. Before thinking about licensure, 24 hours of entry level bail bondsman training must be undertaken. If you are new to fugitive recovery, further education in Virginia bail bond law and training in safe and effective skip tracing and apprehension techniques are highly recommended. Then, you must either find a business that is looking for agents or start your own. Firearms training is also required if you wish to carry firearms. Starting your own company requires licensing as a Property & Casualty Agent through the Bureau of Insurance. For the purposes of pursuing employment as a Bounty Hunter, however, we will focus specifically on the agentís license as a surety.

    Virginia Bounty Hunter License and Requirements

    A number of minimum requirements must be met to be licensed as a Bounty Hunter in Virginia. One must be at least 18, a US citizen or legal resident, have a high school diploma or GED, and, importantly, have completed the bail bondsman exam, which follows the 24 hours of training. Licensing costs $900 and must be accompanied by a fingerprint card and Finger print processing application. If you wish to use a firearm you must also complete the firearms requirements. Convicted criminals must also submit a criminal history form and may be denied under the discretion of the issuing body. License applications must be fully completed and once submitted the $900 fee is non-refundable. Once granted, licenses must be renewed every two years thereafter.

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    Re: Virginia is updating bail enforcement regulations

    GOOD INFO

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