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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice And Corrections
Agency 20. Department of Criminal Justice Services
Chapter 50. Rules Relating to Compulsory Minimum Training Standards for Jailors or Custodial Officers, Courthouse and Courtroom Security Officers and Process Service Officers

6VAC20-50-70. Attendance, testing, and grading.

A. Attendance.

1. Deputy sheriffs, jail officers, courthouse and courtroom security officers, and deputy sheriffs designated to serve process attending approved training are required to attend all classes and shall not be placed on duty or on call except in cases of emergency (e.g., natural disaster, etc.). In the event of such an emergency, the agency administrator or designee shall determine if it is appropriate to place officers on duty or on call and shall advise the academy director within 24 hours.

2. Officers shall be responsible for any material missed during an excused absence.

B. Academy testing.

1. Deputy sheriffs, jail officers, courthouse and courtroom security officers, and deputy sheriffs designated to serve process shall meet all the training objectives and pass all criteria for testing related to each performance outcome approved by the COT.

2. The officer may be tested and retested within the time limits of 6VAC20-50-40 A and each certified criminal justice training academy's written policy. An officer shall not be certified as having complied with the compulsory minimum training standards unless all requirements have been met.

Statutory Authority

§ 9.1-102 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR240-01-4 § 7, eff. July 1, 1987; amended, Virginia Register Volume 6, Issue 16, eff. July 1, 1990; Volume 23, Issue 9, eff. July 1, 2007; Volume 35, Issue 21, eff. July 1, 2019.

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