Eyewitness Identification Reform in Virginia

Virginia law requires the Department of State Police and each local police department and sheriff’s office to establish a written policy and procedure for conducting in-person and photographic lineups. In 2011 the Criminal Justice Services Board established a model policy and training standards that includes blind administration, proper fillers, proper instructions, and confidence statements. Effective: 2003; Amended most recently: 2011.

Read the statute.

Read the model policy.