Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
5/28/2024

Part V. Training

6VAC15-45-290. Training program.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall ensure that the facility's training programs are overseen by a qualified supervisory employee. All training programs shall meet standards set by the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), and the qualified supervisory employee shall be a certified DCJS instructor.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 5.1; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-300. Trainer.

The employee who oversees the training programs shall have specialized training. If the facility has full-time training personnel, these personnel shall have completed at least a 40-hour train-the-trainer course approved by DCJS.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 5.2; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-310. Evaluation of training programs.

The facility shall provide for ongoing evaluation of all orientation, in-service, and specialized training programs and shall provide for documentation of such assessments.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 5.3; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-320. Reference services.

Library and other reference services shall be available to complement the training program.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 5.4; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-330. Outside resources.

The training program shall utilize outside resources, such as public and private agencies, private industry, universities, and libraries to the extent that the contractor's own training resources are not self-sufficient.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 5.5; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-340. Space and equipment.

There shall be space and equipment necessary for training and staff development.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 5.6; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-350. Orientation requirements.

Written policy, procedure and practice shall provide that all new full-time employees receive necessary orientation before assuming responsibility for their positions. Orientation shall include at a minimum:

1. An overview of the mission, objectives, policies and procedures of the facility.

2. Working conditions and regulations.

3. Employee rights and responsibilities.

4. An overview of the correctional field.

5. If necessary, preparatory instruction.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 5.7; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-360. Administrative staff.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall ensure that all administrative and managerial staff receive necessary training according to Department of Corrections procedures.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 5.8; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-370. Correctional officer training.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall provide that all new corrections officers receive training in accordance with Department of Corrections procedures.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 5.9; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-380. Training for firearms, chemical agents, and deadly force.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall ensure that all personnel authorized to use firearms, chemical agents, and deadly force receive appropriate training before being assigned to a post involving the possible use of such weapons.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 5.10; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-390. Noncustodial firearm training.

All employees designated by the director to carry a firearm in an emergency situation shall satisfactorily complete noncustodial firearm training before carrying the weapon.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 5.11; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-400. Training for employees who have regular contact with inmates.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall ensure that all support employees who have regular or daily contact with inmates receive necessary training in accordance with Department of Corrections requirements.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 5.12; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-410. Training for correctional officers assigned to an emergency team.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall ensure that correctional officers assigned to an emergency team have necessary training according to Department of Corrections requirements.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 5.13; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

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