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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice and Corrections
Agency 20. Department of Criminal Justice Services
Chapter 30. Rules Relating to Compulsory in-Service Training Standards for Law-Enforcement Officers, Jailors or Custodial Officers, Courtroom Security Officers, Process Service Officers and Officers of the Department of Corrections, Division of Operations
1/19/2020

6VAC20-30-30. Compulsory in-Service Training Standards.

Pursuant to the provisions of subdivisions 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 9 of § 9.1-102 of the Code of Virginia, the board establishes the following as the compulsory in-service training standards for law-enforcement officers, jailors or custodial officers, courtroom security officers, process service officers and officers of the Department of Corrections, Division of Operations.

A. Law-enforcement officers and corrections officers... TOTAL 40 Hours

1. Cultural diversity training... 2 Hours

2. Legal training... 4 Hours

Subjects to be provided are at the discretion of the academy director of a certified training academy and shall be designated as legal training.

3. Career development/elective training... 34 Hours

a. Subjects to be provided are at the discretion of the academy director of a certified training academy.

b. No more than four hours may be applied to firearms qualification as provided in 6VAC20-30-80.

B. Jailors or custodial officers... TOTAL 24 Hours

1. Cultural diversity training... 2 Hours

2. Legal training... 4 Hours

Subjects to be provided are at the discretion of the academy director of a certified training academy and shall be designated as legal training.

3. Career development/elective training... 18 Hours

a. Subjects to be provided are at the discretion of the academy director of a certified training academy.

b. No more than four hours may be applied to firearms qualification as provided in 6VAC20-30-80.

C. Courtroom security officers and process service officers... TOTAL 16 Hours

1. Cultural diversity training... 2 Hours

2. Legal training... 4 Hours

Subjects to be provided are at the discretion of the academy director of a certified training academy and shall be designated as legal training.

3. Career development/elective training... 10 Hours

a. Subjects to be provided are at the discretion of the academy director of a certified training academy.

b. No more than four hours may be applied to firearms qualification as provided in 6VAC20-30-80.

Statutory Authority

§ 9.1-102 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR240-01-2 § 3, eff. January 1, 1988; amended, Volume 05, Issue 18, eff. July 5, 1989; Volume 08, Issue 16, eff. July 1, 1992; Volume 23, Issue 09, eff. February 9, 2007; Volume 33, Issue 02, eff. October 20, 2016.

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