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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
8/13/2020

6VAC20-280-30. Applicability.

A. Every law-enforcement officer designated by the agency administrator to serve as a field training officer must meet the compulsory minimum training standards established in 6VAC20-280-20 after December 31, 2015.

B. The law-enforcement officer selected as a field training officer shall successfully complete a field training program designed by the certified criminal justice academy.

C. All officers serving as field training officers prior to December 31, 2015, shall be exempted from compliance with this chapter other than for recertification.

D. A provisional field training officer must be certified by the department. A provisional field training officer certification:

1. Requires a high school diploma or high school equivalency examination approved by the Board of Education;

2. Requires that the field training officer has met the minimum training standards for the primary function for which he is employed by a criminal justice agency, if applicable;

3. Does not authorize an individual to instruct or qualify others in mandated firearms, defensive tactics, driver training, or radar courses; and

4. Is not valid for more than one year and is not renewable.

Individuals may apply for field training officer certification upon meeting the requirements of this chapter.

Statutory Authority

§ 9.1-102 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 32, Issue 04, eff. November 18, 2015; Errata, 32:5 VA.R. 758 November 2, 2015.

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