Virginia - Recording Interrogations Compendium

Information on the policy and history of recording custodial interrogations in Virginia.

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Virginia has no statute or court rule requiring recording of custodial interrogations.


On January 10, 2018 a Virginia State Senator introduced S.B. 734, which would have required law-enforcement officers to make audiovisual recordings of custodial interrogations in places of detention, when practicable. The bill was referred to the Committee for Courts of Justice, where it was not approved on January 17, 2018.


Departments we have identified that presently record:

Alexandria Fairfax County Richmond
Arlington Loudoun CS South Boston
Blacksburg Norfolk Stafford CS
Campbell CS Patrick CS Virginia Beach
Chesterfield County Radford City Virginia Tech
Clarke CS    

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