OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF PUBLIC SAFTEY AND HOMELAND SECURITY

Portrait of Public Safety and Homeland Security Secretary Brian Moran

Brian J. Moran

Location:
1111 East Broad Street, 3rd Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Tel. (804) 786-5351
Purpose:
The Office of the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security advises the Governor on the challenges associated with ensuring the public safety of the Commonwealth and assists him in the development and implementation of bold, innovative policies to confront those challenges. The Secretary oversees eleven state agencies, which are charged with a variety of responsibilities, including enforcing criminal, highway safety, and alcoholic beverage laws; protecting the public through confinement, treatment and re-entry preparation; training firefighters and other first responders as well as members of the Army and Air National Guard; and planning and coordinating the state's emergency preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation efforts.
Secretary Brian Moran
Deputy Secretary Jae K. Davenport
Assistant Secretary Jacquelyn Katuin
Executive Assistant Star Cranston
Cybersecurity Program Manager Chris Cruz
Deputy Secretary and Homeland Security Advisor Shawn Talmadge
Policy Advisor Nathan Dowdy
Statewide Interoperability Program Manager Gabe Elias
Commonwealth's Attorneys' Services Council
Location:
Commonwealth's Attorneys' Services Council
William and Mary Law School, Room 220
613 South Henry Street
Post Office Box 3549
Williamsburg, Virginia 23187
Tel. (757) 253-4146
Code Reference:
§ 2.2-2617
Purpose:
The Commonwealth's Attorneys' Services Council is the Virginia state agency responsible for providing training, education and services for Virginia's prosecutors.

Department of Corrections
Location:
Post Office Box 26963
Richmond, VA 23261
Tel. (804) 674-3000
Code Reference:
§ 53.1-8
Purpose:
The Department shall supervise and manage the Department and its system of state correctional facilities; implement the standards and goals of the Board as formulated for local and community correctional programs and facilities and lock-ups; employ such personnel and develop and implement such programs as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of Chapter 29 (' 2.2-2900 et seq.) of Title 2.2, and within the limits of appropriations made therefor by the General Assembly; establish and maintain a general system of schools for persons committed to the institutions and community-based programs for adults as set forth in '' 53.1-67.7 and 53.1-67.8.
Department of Criminal Justice Services
Location:
1100 Bank Street, 12th Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Tel. (804) 786-4000
Code Reference:
§ 9.1-100
Purpose:
To strengthen and improve the criminal justice system within the Commonwealth of Virginia through planning, coordination, program development, evaluation, and technical assistance.

Code:
§ 9.1-116.3
Purpose:
The Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Program Professional Standards Committee (the Committee) shall establish voluntary accreditation standards and measures by which local sexual and domestic violence programs can be systematically evaluated with a peer-reviewed process. The Committee may adopt bylaws for its operation, fees, and other items as necessary. Fees for accreditation shall be used to support any administrative costs of the Department. Upon request of the Committee, the Department and the Virginia sexual and domestic violence coalition may provide accreditation assistance and training and resource material that will assist the local programs in obtaining or retaining accreditation. The Department shall provide staff support to the Committee.

Composition:
The Committee shall consist of the following: one nonvoting member representing the Department of Criminal Justice Services; one nonvoting member appointed by and representative of the Department of Social Services; one nonvoting member appointed by and representative of the Virginia sexual and domestic violence coalition; and 12 nonlegislative citizen members appointed by the Governor, who shall be leadership staff of local sexual and domestic violence programs. The nonlegislative citizen members appointed by the Governor shall serve for terms of four years, provided that no voting member shall serve beyond the time when he holds the office or employment by reason of which he was initially eligible for appointment. Members appointed by the Governor shall not be eligible to serve for more than two consecutive terms. The appointment of members shall take into consideration racial and ethnic diversity and shall be representative of regional and geographic locations of the Commonwealth.

The Committee shall elect a chairman and vice-chairman from among its members.
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • VACANT
Location:
Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services
1100 Bank Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Tel. (804) 786-4000
Code:
§ 9.1-111
Purpose:
The purpose of the Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and Prevention is to advise and assist the Criminal Justice Services Board, the Department, all agencies, departments, boards and institutions of the Commonwealth, and units of general local government, or combinations thereof, on matters related to the prevention and treatment of juvenile delinquency and the administration of juvenile justice in the Commonwealth.
Composition:
The Advisory Committee shall consist of the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; the Commissioner of Social Services; the Director of the Department of Juvenile Justice; the Superintendent of Public Instruction; the Commissioner of Health; one member of the Senate Committee for Courts of Justice appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules after consideration of the recommendation of the Chairman of the Senate Committee for Courts of Justice; one member of the House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates after consideration of the recommendation of the Chairman of the House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions; and such number of non legislative citizen members appointed by the Governor to comply with the membership range established by the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act pursuant to 42 U.S.C. ' 5633.
Term:
Four years; no more than two consecutive full terms; legislative members shall serve for the terms for which they were elected
Senate Members:
  • The Honorable Joseph D. Morrissey, Member of Senate Courts of Justice Committee
House Members:
  • The Honorable Rodney T. Willett, Member, House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Samuel A. Perez6/30/2023
  • Alana L. Corn6/30/2022
  • Keith E. Farmer6/30/2021
  • Joseph L. Gong6/30/2025
  • Robert A. Gray6/30/2025
  • Marilyn Grace Brown6/30/2023
  • Lawrence Webb6/30/2023
  • David John Johnson6/30/2023
  • Melissa K. Morgan6/30/2025
  • Lorenzo Collins6/30/2021
  • Elaine G. Williams6/30/2021
  • Toni M. Randall6/30/2025
  • Shelly Lena Baker-Scott6/30/2023
  • Julie McConnell6/30/2023
  • Amy Woolard6/30/2023
  • Mary E. Langer6/30/2022
  • Richard E. White6/30/2022
  • Morgan L. Faulkner6/30/2023
  • Victoria L. Baldwin6/30/2022
  • Niyah White6/30/2022
  • Nancy E. Campos6/30/2022
  • Ngan K. Bui6/30/2023
  • Jeffrey D. Charity6/30/2023
Ex Officio Members:
  • Alison G. Land, Commissioner, Dept. of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
  • S. Duke Storen, Commissioner, Department of Social Services
  • Valerie Boykin, Director, Dept. of Juvenile Justice
  • James F. Lane, Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • M. Norman Oliver, Commissioner of Health
Location:
Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services
1100 Bank Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Tel. (804) 786-4000
Code:
§ 9.1-108
Purpose:
The purpose of the Criminal Justice Services Board is to establish and maintain standards for training of law enforcement personnel; regulate criminal history records information; receive and administer federal funds for criminal and juvenile justice programs; plan program development to strengthen the criminal and juvenile justice system in the Commonwealth; and operate a statewide criminal justice statistical analysis center.
Composition:
The Board shall consist of 32 members as follows: the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, or his designee; the Attorney General or his designee; the Superintendent of the Department of State Police; the Director of the Department of Corrections; the Director of the Department of Juvenile Justice; the Chairman of the Parole Board; the Executive Director of the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission or his designee; and the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Twenty members shall be appointed by the Governor from among citizens of the Commonwealth. At least one shall be a representative of a crime victims' organization or a victim of crime as defined in subsection B of ' 19.2-11.01, one shall be a representative of a social justice organization that is engaged in advancing inclusion and human rights, one shall be a mental health service provider, and two shall represent community interests, at least one of whom shall represent the community interests of minority individuals from one of the four groups defined in subsection F of ' 2.2-4310. The remainder shall be representative of the broad categories of state and local governments, criminal justice systems, and law-enforcement agencies, including but not limited to, police officials, sheriffs, attorneys for the Commonwealth, defense counsel, the judiciary, correctional and rehabilitative activities, and other locally elected and appointed administrative and legislative officials. Among these members there shall be two sheriffs representing the Virginia Sheriffs' Association selected from among names submitted by the Association; one member who is an active duty law-enforcement officer appointed after consideration of the names, if any, submitted by police or fraternal associations that have memberships of at least 1,000; two representatives of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police appointed after consideration of the names submitted by the Association, if any; one attorney for the Commonwealth appointed after consideration of the names submitted by the Virginia Association of Commonwealth's Attorneys, if any; one person who is a mayor, city or town manager, or member of a city or town council representing the Virginia Municipal League appointed after consideration of the names submitted by the League, if any; one person who is a county executive, manager, or member of a county board of supervisors representing the Virginia Association of Counties appointed after consideration of the names submitted by the Association, if any; one member representing the Virginia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators appointed after consideration of the names submitted by the Association, if any; one member of the Private Security Services Advisory Board; and one representative of the Virginia Association of Regional Jails appointed after consideration of the names submitted by the Association, if any. Four members of the Board shall be members of the General Assembly (see code for details) The members of the Board appointed by the Governor shall serve for terms of four years, provided that no member shall serve beyond the time when he holds the office or employment by reason of which he was initially eligible for appointment. Gubernatorial appointed members of the Board shall not be eligible to serve for more than two consecutive full terms. The Governor shall appoint a chairman of the Board for a two-year term. No member shall be eligible to serve more than two consecutive terms as chairman. The Board shall designate one or more vice-chairmen from among its members, who shall serve at the pleasure of the Board.
Term:
Four years; no more than two full successive terms
Senate Members:
  • The Honorable Jennifer L. McClellan, Member, Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
  • The Honorable Joseph D. Morrissey, Member of Senate Courts of Justice Committee
House Members:
  • The Honorable Jerrauld C. (Jay) Jones, Member of House Appropriations Committee
  • The Honorable Karrie K. Delaney, Member of House Courts of Justice Committee
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Maggie A. DeBoard6/30/2025
  • Bryan L. Porter6/30/2025
  • Joseph C. Lindsey6/30/2025
  • Mary Warren Biggs6/30/2025
  • Jagdish Katyal6/30/2023
  • WIlliam C. Smith6/30/2022
  • Benny Evans6/30/2025
  • Angie Carrera6/30/2025
  • Chief Craig Branch6/30/2025
  • Ebony Clark6/30/2025
  • Kelvin L. Wright6/30/2022
  • Ashley Waddell6/30/2025
  • Sesha J. Moon6/30/2025
  • Carolyn W. Dull6/30/2022
  • Carroll O. Balderson6/30/2024
  • Paul T. Taylor6/30/2022
  • Michael HuYoung6/30/2022
  • Patricia L. Smith6/30/2022
  • Robert Mosier6/30/2025
  • VACANT
  • Abbey Philips6/30/2025
Ex Officio Members:
  • Donald W. Lemons, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Virginia
  • The Honorable Mark R. Herring, Attorney General
  • Gary Settle, Superintendent, State Police
  • Mr. Gene Johnson, Director, Dept. of Corrections
  • Helen F. Fahey, Chairman, Parole Board
  • The Honorable Karl R. Hade, Executive Secretary, Supreme Court of Virginia
  • Valerie Boykin, Director, Dept. of Juvenile Justice
  • David J. Johnson, Executive Director, Virginia Indigent Defense Commission
Department of Emergency Management
Location:
10501 Trade Court
North Chesterfield, Virginia 23236
Tel. (804) 897-6500 ? Fax (804) 897-6506
Code Reference:
§ 44-146.18
Purpose:
To coordinate a comprehensive program of emergency management that includes elements of preparedness, emergency training, emergency planning, and emergency response capabilities for any threat to the safety of the citizens.
Department of Fire Programs
Location:
1005 Technology Park Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23059
Tel. (804) 371-0220 ? Fax (804) 371-3444
Code Reference:
§ 9.1-200
Purpose:
To create and deliver quality educational training programs; administer and direct the proper disbursement of the Fire Programs Fund, the Fire Services Grant Fund, the Fire Services Emergency Fund; coordinate statewide fire service efforts; provide statewide fire operational and incident statistics and fire training records; provide managerial guidance and operational assistance; facilitate development and delivery of public fire education; and provide technical expertise and response to the members of Virginia's Fire and Emergency Services to better enable them to safely and efficiently protect the citizens of the Commonwealth.
Location:
1005 Technology Park Drive
Glen Allen, Virginia 23059-4500
Tel. (804) 371-0220
Fax: (804) 371-3444
Code:
§ 9.1-202
Purpose:
The Virginia Fire Services Board within the Virginia Department of Fire Programs shall have the responsibility for promoting the coordination of the efforts of fire service organizations at the state and local levels.
Composition:
The Board shall consist of 15 members to be appointed by the Governor as follows: a representative of the insurance industry; two members of the general public with no connection to the fire services, one of whom shall be a representative of those industries affected by SARA Title III and OSHA training requirements; one member each from the Virginia Fire Chiefs Association, the Virginia State Firefighters Association, the Virginia Professional Fire Fighters, the Virginia Fire Service Council, the Virginia Fire Prevention Association, the Virginia Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators, the Virginia Municipal League, and the Virginia Association of Counties; a local fire marshal as defined by ' 27-30; and a certified Virginia fire service instructor. Of these appointees, at least one shall be a volunteer firefighter. The State Forester and a member of the Board of Housing and Community Development appointed by the chairman of that Board shall serve as ex officio members of the Board.

Each of the organizations represented shall submit at least three names for each position for the Governor's consideration in making these appointments. Members of the Board appointed by the Governor shall serve for terms of four years. An appointment to fill a vacancy shall be for the unexpired term. No appointee shall serve more than two successive four-year terms but neither shall any person serve beyond the time he holds the office or organizational membership by reason of which he was initially eligible for appointment. The Board annually shall elect its chairman and vice-chairman from among its membership and shall adopt rules of procedure.
Term:
Four years; no more than two full successive terms
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Bettie Reeves-Nobles6/30/2025
  • Keith H. Johnson6/30/2022
  • Ben H. Reedy6/30/2024
  • James A. Calvert6/30/2024
  • Jerome I. Williams6/30/2023
  • Ronald "Scott" Garber6/30/2023
  • Harry L. Day6/30/2022
  • Steven M. Sites6/30/2024
  • Abbey G. Johnston6/30/2025
  • Dennis D. Linaburg6/30/2024
  • Donald L. Hart6/30/2025
  • James Davis Poindexter6/30/2022
  • Ernest H. Little6/30/2025
Department of Forensic Science
Location:
700 North 5th Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Tel. (804) 786-2281 ? (804) 786-6857
Code Reference:
§ 9.1-1100
Purpose:
To provide forensic laboratory services upon request of the Superintendent of State Police; the Chief Medical Examiner, the Assistant Chief Medical

Examiners, and local medical examiners; any attorney for the Commonwealth; any chief of police, sheriff, or sergeant responsible for law enforcement in the jurisdiction served by him; any local fire department; or any state agency in any criminal matter.
Department of Juvenile Justice
Location:
600 East Main Street, 20th Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Tel. (804) 371-0700 ? (804) 371-6497
Code Reference:
§ 66-1
Purpose:
To review and develop programs to meet the special problems and needs of children involved in the Commonwealth's corrections system.
Department of State Police
Location:
Administrative Headquarters
7700 Midlothian Turnpike
North Chesterfield, Virginia 23235
Tel. (804) 674-2000
Virginia Parole Board
Location:
Virginia Parole Board
6900 Atmore Drive
Richmond, Virginia 23225
Tel. (804) 674-3081
Code Reference:
§ 53.1-136
Purpose:
The Virginia Parole Board (VPB) has the authority to grant parole, to deny parole, to detain parole violators, and to revoke parole.
Secure and Resilient Commonwealth Panel
Location:
1111 East Broad Street
P.O. Box 1475
Richmond, VA 23218
Tel. (804) 786-5351
Code:
§ 2.2-222.3
Purpose:
The Secure Commonwealth Panel shall monitor and assess the implementation of statewide prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery initiatives and where necessary to review, evaluate, and make recommendations relating to the emergency preparedness of government at all levels in the Commonwealth. Additionally, the Panel shall facilitate cabinet-level coordination among the various agencies of state government related to emergency preparedness and shall facilitate private sector preparedness and communication. The Panel shall make quarterly reports to the Governor concerning the state's emergency preparedness, response, recovery, and prevention efforts.
Composition:
The Panel shall consist of 38 members as follows: four members of the House of Delegates to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates in accordance with the principles of proportional representation contained in the Rules of the House of Delegates, one of whom shall be the Chairman of the House Committee on Public Safety and one of whom shall be a member of the Subcommittee on Public Safety of the House Committee on Appropriations; two nonlegislative citizen members to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates; four members of the Senate of Virginia to be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules, one of whom shall be the Chairman of the Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology and one of whom shall be a member of the Subcommittee on Public Safety of the Senate Committee on Finance and Appropriations; two nonlegislative citizen members to be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules; the Lieutenant Governor, the Attorney General, the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia, the Secretaries of Administration, Commerce and Trade, Health and Human Resources, Transportation, Public Safety and Homeland Security, and Veterans and Defense Affairs, the State Coordinator of Emergency Management, the Superintendent of State Police, the Adjutant General of the Virginia National Guard, and the State Health Commissioner, or their designees; two local first responders; two local government representatives; two physicians with knowledge of public health; five members from the business or industry sector; and two nonlegislative citizen members from the Commonwealth at large. Except for appointments made by the Speaker of the House of Delegates and the Senate Committee on Rules, all appointments shall be made by the Governor. Additional ex officio members may be appointed to the Panel by the Governor. Legislative members shall serve terms coincident with their terms of office or until their successors shall qualify. Nonlegislative citizen members shall serve for terms of four years. Ex officio members shall serve at the pleasure of the person or entity by whom they were appointed. The Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security shall be the chairman of the Panel.
Term:
Legislative members shall serve terms coincident with their terms of office or until their successors shall qualify; nonlegislative citizen members shall serve for terms of four years
Senate Members:
  • The Honorable George L. Barker, Chair, Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
  • The Honorable Adam P. Ebbin
  • The Honorable Bryce E. Reeves
  • The Honorable Jeremy S. McPike
House Members:
  • The Honorable Patrick A. Hope
  • The Honorable Lashrecse D. Aird
  • The Honorable Hala S. Ayala
  • The Honorable C. Todd Gilbert
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Karl C. Colder6/30/2023
  • Jonathan Newmark6/30/2022
  • Elizabeth K. Leffel6/30/2023
  • Andrew Ramsey7/1/2022
  • Aaron G. Hughes6/30/2022
  • James Redick6/30/2022
  • John Lensey Bell6/30/2022
  • Charles L. Werner6/30/2022
  • Walter English6/30/2022
  • Michael L. Hamlar6/30/2022
  • Paula J. Loomis6/30/2023
  • Karen R. Jackson6/30/2022
  • Marci L. Stone6/30/2022
Legislative Appointees:
  • Margaret VanderhyeJune 30, 2022
  • Jeffrey L. McWatersJune 30, 2023
  • Mr. John P. GuevaraJune 30, 2022
  • Mr. Jon CheckJune 30, 2023
Ex Officio Members:
  • The Honorable Justin E. Fairfax, Lieutenant Governor
  • The Honorable Mark R. Herring, Attorney General
  • The Honorable Brian Moran, Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security
  • The Honorable Karl R. Hade, Executive Secretary, Supreme Court of Virginia
  • The Honorable Carlos Hopkins, Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs
  • The Honorable Brian Ball, Secretary of Commerce and Trade
  • The Honorable Shannon Valentine, Secretary of Transportation
  • The Honorable Vanessa Walker Harris , M.D., Secretary of Health and Human Resources
  • The Honorable Keyanna Conner, Secretary of Administration (former)
  • Curtis Brown, State Coordinator of Emergency Management
  • Gary Settle, Superintendent, State Police
  • Major General Daniel E. Long Jr., Adjutant General or designee
State Board of Local and Regional Jails
Location:
Virginia Department of Corrections Headquarters
6900 Atmore Drive
Richmond, Virginia 23225
Tel. (804) 887-7850
Code:
§ 53.1-2
Purpose:
The State Board of Local and Regional Jails shall have the powers and duties to develop and establish operational and fiscal standards governing the operation of local, regional, and community correctional facilities; to advise the Governor and Director on matters relating to corrections; to make, adopt and promulgate such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this title and other laws of the Commonwealth pertaining to local, regional, and community correctional facilities; to ensure the development of programs to educate citizens and elicit public support for the activities of the Department; to develop and implement policies and procedures for the review of the death of any inmate that the Board determines warrants review that occurs in any local, regional, or community correctional facility. Such policies and procedures shall incorporate the Board's authority under ' 53.1-6 to ensure the production of evidence necessary to conduct a thorough review of any such death; to establish and promulgate regulations regarding the provision of educational and vocational programs within the Department; and to adopt and promulgate regulations and require the Director and Department to enforce regulations prohibiting the possession of obscene materials, as defined and described in Article 5 (' 18.2-372 et seq.) of Chapter 8 of Title 18.2, by prisoners incarcerated in state correctional facilities.
Composition:
There shall be a State Board of Local and Regional Jails, which shall consist of nine residents of the Commonwealth appointed by the Governor and subject to confirmation by the General Assembly. In making appointments the Governor shall endeavor to select appointees of such qualifications and experience that the membership of the Board shall include persons suitably qualified to consider and act upon the various matters under the Board's jurisdiction. Members of the Board shall be appointed as follows: (i) one former sheriff or one former warden, superintendent, administrator, or operations manager of a state or local correctional facility; (ii) one individual employed by a public mental health services agency with training in or clinical, managerial, or other relevant experience working with individuals subject to the criminal justice system who have mental illness; (iii) one individual with experience overseeing a correctional facility's or mental health facility's compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations; (iv) one physician licensed in the Commonwealth; (v) one individual with experience in administering educational or vocational programs in state or local correctional facilities; (vi) one individual with experience in financial management or performing audit investigations; (vii) one citizen member who represents community interests; and (viii) two individuals with experience in conducting criminal, civil, or death investigations.

No person shall be eligible to serve more than two full consecutive four-year terms.
Term:
Four years; no more than two full successive terms
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Cleopatra Lightfoot-Booker6/30/2025
  • Vernie W. Francis6/30/2024
  • Karen E. Nicely6/30/2022
  • Heather S. Masters6/30/2022
  • John Anderson6/30/2022
  • Bobby N. Vassar6/30/2022
  • Charles E. Jett6/30/2025
  • Roland B. Sherrod6/30/2025
  • Joanne M. Peña6/30/2024

Information accurate as of December 2021