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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice and Corrections
Agency 20. Department of Criminal Justice Services
Chapter 60. Rules Relating to Compulsory Minimum Training Standards for Dispatchers
1/22/2020

6VAC20-60-10. 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 criminal justice training academy.

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

"Board" means the Criminal Justice Services Board.

"Certified criminal justice training academy" means a training facility or campus in compliance with academy certification or recertification standards and operated by the state or local units of government that is owned, leased, rented, or used exclusively for the purpose of training criminal justice professionals regulated by department and board. Approved firing ranges, driving tracks, and defensive tactics training rooms are considered part of the academy facility, subject to review during academy certification and recertification.

"Committee on Training" or "COT" means the standing committee of the board that is charged with reviewing proposed changes to the standards, receiving and reviewing public comments, and approving changes to the standards as needed.

"Compulsory minimum training standards" means the written performance outcomes approved by the Committee on Training and minimum training hours approved by the Criminal Justice Services Board.

"Curriculum Review Committee" means the committee consisting of the following nine individuals: two members of the committee shall represent regional criminal justice training academies, two members of the committee shall represent independent criminal justice training academies, one member shall represent the Department of State Police Training Academy, and four experienced communications personnel shall represent emergency communication functions. The Committee on Training shall appoint members of the Curriculum Review Committee.

"Department" means the Department of Criminal Justice Services.

"Designee" means one who acts with the authority of the chief executive of the agency.

"Director" means the chief administrative officer of the department or the director's designee.

"Dispatcher" means any person employed by or in any local or state government agency either full time or part time whose duties include the dispatching of law-enforcement personnel.

"Mandated training" means training that satisfies compulsory minimum training requirements (i.e., basic and in-service training).

"Satellite facility" means a temporary facility located away from the certified academy facility, which the certified criminal justice training academy uses exclusively to conduct in-service training.

Statutory Authority

§ 9.1-102 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR240-01-5 § 1, eff. July 5, 1989; amended, Volume 10, Issue 04, eff. January 1, 1994; Volume 18, Issue 11, eff. January 1, 2003; Volume 28, Issue 12, eff. March 14, 2012; Volume 35, Issue 21, eff. July 1, 2019.

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