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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice and Corrections
Agency 20. Department of Criminal Justice Services
Chapter 280. Rules Relating to Compulsory Minimum Training Standards for Law-Enforcement Field Training Officers
1/27/2020

6VAC20-280-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Academy director" means the chief administrative officer of a certified training academy.

"Agency administrator" means any chief of police, sheriff, or agency head of a state or local law-enforcement agency.

"Board" means the Criminal Justice Services Board.

"Certified training academy" means a training facility in compliance with academy certification standards operated by the state or by local units of government for the purpose of providing instruction of compulsory minimum training standards.

"Compulsory minimum training standards" means the performance outcomes and training criteria approved by the board's Committee on Training.

"Department" means the Department of Criminal Justice Services.

"Director" means the chief administrative officer of the department or his designee.

"Field training officer" means a certified law-enforcement officer who provides training to newly employed law-enforcement officers for the purposes of training and measuring entry-level officer performance.

"Provisional field training officer" means a certified law-enforcement officer who provides training to a newly employed law-enforcement officer for the purposes of training and measuring entry-level officer performance, but who has not met the standards as prescribed under 6VAC20-280-20. A provisional field training officer is only allowed to act as a field training officer if no other field training officer is available for that department.

Statutory Authority

§ 9.1-102 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 32, Issue 04, eff. November 18, 2015.

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