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6VAC20-30-20

6VAC20-30-20. Applicability.

A. Every person employed as a law-enforcement officer, as defined by § 9.1-101 of the Code of Virginia, shall meet compulsory in-service training standards as set forth in 6VAC20-30-30 A.

B. Every person employed as a jailor or custodial officer under the provisions of Title 53.1 of the Code of Virginia shall meet compulsory in-service training standards as set forth in 6VAC20-30-30 B.

C. Every person employed as a courtroom security or process service officer under the provisions of Title 53.1 of the Code of Virginia shall meet compulsory in-service training standards as set forth in 6VAC20-30-30 C.

D. Every person employed as an officer of the Department of Corrections, Division of Operations as defined herein shall meet compulsory in-service training standards as set forth in 6VAC20-30-30 D A.

6VAC20-30-30

6VAC20-30-30. Compulsory in-service training standards.

Pursuant to the provisions of subdivisions (1), (3), (5), (6) and (7) 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 9 of § 9.1-102 of the Code of Virginia, the board establishes the following as the compulsory in-service training standards for law-enforcement officers, jailors or custodial officers, courtroom security officers, process service officers and officers of the Department of Corrections, Division of Operations.

A. Law-enforcement officers and corrections officers... TOTAL 40 Hours

1. Cultural diversity training... 2 Hours

2. Legal training... 4 Hours

Subjects to be provided are at the discretion of the academy director of a certified training academy and shall be designated as legal training.

3. Career development/elective training... 34 Hours

(May include subjects provided in subsections B and C of this section.)

a. Subjects to be provided are at the discretion of the academy director of a certified training academy. No more than eight hours of firearms training shall be approved as elective subjects. Firearms training shall be applied as follows:

(1) b. No more than four hours may be applied to firearms qualification as provided in 6VAC20-30-80; and.

(2) Remaining hours eligible for situational or decision-making training.

B. Jailors or custodial officers... TOTAL 24 Hours

1. Cultural diversity training... 2 Hours

2. Legal training... 4 Hours

Subjects to be provided are at the discretion of the academy director of a certified training academy and shall be designated as legal training.

3. Career development/elective training... 18 Hours

(May include subjects provided in subsections A and C of this section.)

a. Subjects to be provided are at the discretion of the academy director of a certified training academy. No more than eight hours of firearms training shall be approved as elective subjects. Firearms training shall be applied as follows:

(1) b. No more than four hours may be applied to firearms qualification as provided in 6VAC20-30-80; and.

(2) Remaining hours eligible for situational or decision-making training.

C. Courtroom security officers and process service officers... TOTAL 16 Hours

1. Cultural diversity training... 2 Hours

2. Legal training... 4 Hours

Subjects to be provided are at the discretion of the academy director of a certified training academy and shall be designated as legal training.

3. Career development/elective training... 10 Hours

(May include subjects provided in subsections A and B of this section.)

a. Subjects to be provided are at the discretion of the academy director of a certified training academy. No more than eight hours of firearms training shall be approved as elective subjects. Firearms training shall be applied as follows:

(1) b. No more than four hours may be applied to firearms qualification as provided in 6VAC20-30-80; and.

(2) Remaining hours eligible for situational and/or decision making training.

D. Officers of the Department of Corrections, Division of Operations.

Total Hours for Correctional Officers and Sergeants... 24 Hours

Total Hours for Lieutenants through Wardens... 40 Hours

1. Cultural diversity training... 2 Hours

2. Legal training... 4 Hours

The subjects to be provided are at the discretion of the Director of the Department of Corrections or his designee and shall be designated as legal training.

3. Career development/elective training.

Correctional officers and sergeants... 18 Hours

Lieutenants through wardens... 34 Hours

a. Subjects to be provided are at the discretion of the Director of the Department of Corrections, or his designee. No more than eight hours of firearms training shall be approved as elective subjects. Firearms training shall be applied as follows:

(1) No more than four hours applied to firearms qualification as provided in 6VAC20-30-80; and

(2) Remaining hours eligible for situational or decision making training.

6VAC20-30-80

6VAC20-30-80. Firearms training.

A. Every criminal justice officer required to carry a firearm in the performance of duty shall qualify annually using the applicable firearms course approved by the Committee on Training of the board. The list of approved courses is identified under the performance outcomes for weapons and firearms training in the Virginia Criminal Justice Services Training Manual and Compulsory Minimum Training Standards available on the Department of Criminal Justice Services' website at http://www.dcjs.virginia.gov/cple/. Annual range qualification shall include a review of issues/policy relating to weapons safety, nomenclature, maintenance and use of force. With prior approval of the director, a reasonable modification of the firearms course may be approved to accommodate qualification on indoor ranges. No minimum number of hours is required.

A. 1. Law-enforcement officers, jailors or custodial officers, courtroom security officers, and process service officers shall qualify annually with a minimum passing score of 70% on one of the following applicable firearms courses required by subsection A of this section.

1. Virginia Modified Double Action Course for Semi-Automatic Pistols and Revolvers.

2. Virginia Modified Combat Course I.

3. Virginia Modified Combat Course II.

4. Virginia Qualification Course I.

5. Virginia Qualification Course II.

6. Virginia Tactical Qualification Course I.

7. Virginia Tactical Qualification Course II.

B. 2. Officers of the Department of Corrections, Division of Operations shall qualify annually with a minimum passing score of 70% on one of the applicable firearms courses required by subsection A of this section.

Handgun.

Department of Corrections Virginia Modified Double Action Combat Course.

C. Law-enforcement B. Possession of or immediate availability of special weapons by law-enforcement officers, jailors or custodial officers, courtroom security officers, civil process officers and officers of the Department of Corrections, Division of Operations.

Special weapons.

a. 1. All agencies whose personnel possess, or have available for immediate use, shotguns or other similar special weapons, shall design an appropriate qualification weapons program and require all applicable personnel to complete annually.

b. 2. The course, number of rounds to be fired and qualification score shall be determined by the agency or approved training school. Documentation of such qualification programs shall be available for inspection by the director or staff.

6VAC20-30-110

6VAC20-30-110. Effective date. (Repealed.)

These rules shall be effective on and after July 1, 1992, and until amended or repealed.

6VAC20-30-120

6VAC20-30-120. Adopted. (Repealed.)

This chapter was adopted July 11, 1974.

6VAC20-30-130

6VAC20-30-130. Amended. (Repealed.)

This chapter was amended:

January 1, 1988

May 3, 1989

April 1, 1992