2006 Code of Virginia § 18.2-410 - Power of Governor to summon law-enforcement agencies, national guard, etc., to execute process or p...
18.2-410. Power of Governor to summon law-enforcement agencies, nationalguard, etc., to execute process or preserve the peace.
If it appears to the Governor that the power of the locality is notsufficient to enable the sheriff or other officer to execute processdelivered to him or to suppress riots and to preserve the peace, he may orderlaw-enforcement agencies, national guard, militia or other agencies of theCommonwealth or localities as may be necessary to execute such process and topreserve the peace. All persons so ordered or summoned by the Governor arerequired to attend and act. Any person who, without lawful cause, refuses orneglects to obey the command, shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
(Code 1950, 18.1-254.7; 1968, c. 460; 1975, cc. 14, 15.)
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