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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

6VAC20-60-20. Compulsory minimum training standards.

A. Pursuant to the provisions of subdivision 10 of § 9.1-102 of the Code of Virginia, the department under the direction of the board establishes the categories of training as listed in subsection B of this section as the compulsory minimum training standards for dispatchers whose duties include dispatching for law enforcement.

B. Individuals hired as dispatchers shall meet or exceed the compulsory minimum training standards in the following categories at a certified criminal justice training academy:

1. Communication;

2. Dispatcher judgment;

3. Legal; and

4. Professionalism.

C. Individuals hired as dispatchers shall meet or exceed the performance outcomes in the category of on-the-job training identified in the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services Field Training and On the Job Training Performance Outcomes.

Statutory Authority

§ 9.1-102 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR240-01-5 § 2, eff. July 5, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 10, Issue 4, 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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