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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

6VAC20-30-40. Time requirement for completion of training.

A. Every law-enforcement officer, jailor or custodial officer, court security officer, process service officer, and officers of the Department of Corrections must complete compulsory in-service training by December 31 of the second calendar year following satisfactory completion of the entry-level compulsory minimum training standards, and must complete compulsory in-service training by December 31 of every other calendar year thereafter. In-service training hours may be carried over from the first calendar year to the second calendar year of the two-year period. However, should the required training be completed within the first calendar year of the two-year period, such training shall be reported to the department and a new due date for completion of in-service training shall be established for December 31 of the second calendar year following the completion date of such training.

B. Mandated in-service training shall be conducted in no less than two-hour sessions and must be under the authority of a certified training academy and meet all requirements for conducting mandated training.

C. The director may grant an extension of the time limit for completion of in-service training under the following conditions:

1. The chief of police, sheriff or agency administrator shall present written notification that the officer was unable to complete the required training within the specified time limit due to:

a. Illness;

b. Injury;

c. Military service;

d. Special duty assignment required and performed in the public interest;

e. Administrative leave involving the determination of worker's compensation or disability retirement issues, full-time educational leave or suspension pending investigation or adjudication of a crime; or

f. Any other reason documented by the agency administrator. Such reason must be specified and an anticipated completion date provided. The department will determine and approve a reasonable timeframe based upon the justification provided with the extension request.

2. Requests for extension of the time limit shall be received prior to the expiration of the normal in-service time limit.

Statutory Authority

§ 9.1-102 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR240-01-2 § 4, eff. January 1, 1988; amended, Virginia Register Volume 5, Issue 18, eff. July 5, 1989; Volume 8, Issue 16, eff. July 1, 1992; Volume 23, Issue 9, eff. February 9, 2007.

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