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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice and Corrections
Agency 20. Department of Criminal Justice Services
Chapter 20. Rules Relating to Compulsory Minimum Training Standards for Law-Enforcement Officers
8/15/2020

6VAC20-20-40. Time Requirement for Completion of Training.

A. Law-enforcement officers required to comply with the requirements of 6VAC20-20-21 shall satisfactorily complete the requirements within 12 months of the date of hire or appointment as a law-enforcement officer.

B. The director, or the director's designee, may grant an extension of the time limit for completion of the compulsory minimum training standards and other requirements for the following reasons:

1. Medical condition;

2. Injury;

3. Military service; or

4. Administrative leave involving the determination of worker's compensation or disability retirement issues or suspension pending investigation or adjudication of a crime.

C. The director or the director's designee may review and consider other reasons (e.g., natural disaster, family medical leave, etc.) for granting an extension. If approval is granted, the extension shall not exceed 90 days.

D. The director or the director's designee may review and consider requests to renew training extensions if the reason for the original training extension continues and the request occurs before the expiration of the original extension.

E. The director shall not grant an extension for:

1. Failing to pass compulsory minimum training standards and requirements within specified time limits.

2. Failing the certification examination.

F. The agency administrator may request an extension from the director or the director's designee.

1. The request shall be in writing and include written documentation articulating the reason the individual is unable to complete the required training within the specified time limits.

2. The request shall be submitted to the department before the expiration of the specified time limits.

G. Law-enforcement officers who do not satisfactorily complete compulsory minimum training standards, field training, and other requirements within 12 months of hire or appointment as a law-enforcement officer, or who do not receive an extension of the time limit for completion of the requirements, shall be subject to the provisions of § 9.1-115 of the Code of Virginia.

H. The department shall notify the agency administrator of individuals not in compliance with the requirements of this section.

Statutory Authority

§ 9.1-102 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR240-01-1 § 4.0, eff. July 6, 1983; amended, Volume 14, Issue 08, eff. February 4, 1998; Volume 35, Issue 21, eff. July 1, 2019.

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