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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

6VAC20-60-40. Time Requirement for Completion of Training.

A. Dispatchers required to comply with the compulsory minimum training standards must satisfactorily complete the required training set forth in 6VAC20-60-20 within 24 months of the date of hire or appointment as a dispatcher, unless provided otherwise in accordance with subsection B of this section.

B. The director or the director's designee may grant an extension of the time limit for completion of the compulsory minimum training standards and requirements for the following reasons:

1. Medical condition;

2. Injury;

3. Military service; or

4. Administrative leave involving the determination of workers' compensation or disability retirement issues or suspension pending investigation or adjudication of a crime.

C. The director or the director's designee may review and consider other reasons (e.g., natural disaster, family medical leave, etc.) for granting an extension. If approval is granted, the extension shall not exceed 90 days.

D. The director or the director's designee may review and consider requests to renew training extensions if the reason for the original training extension continues and the request occurs before the expiration of the original extension.

E. The director shall not grant an extension for failing to pass compulsory minimum training standards and requirements within specified time limits.

. F. The agency administrator may request an extension from the director or the director's designee.

1. The request shall be in writing and include written documentation articulating the reason the individual is unable to complete the required training within the specified time limits.

2. The request shall be submitted to the department before the expiration of the specified time limits.

3. Dispatchers who do not satisfactorily complete compulsory minimum training standards and on-the-job training within 24 months of appointment as a dispatcher and who do not receive an extension of the time limit for completion of the requirements shall be subject to the provisions of § 9.1-115 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§ 9.1-102 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR240-01-5 § 4, eff. July 5, 1989; amended, Volume 10, Issue 04, eff. January 1, 1994; Volume 18, Issue 11, eff. January 1, 2003; Volume 35, Issue 21, eff. July 1, 2019.

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