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Department of Criminal Justice Services
Criminal Justice Services Board
Rules Relating to Compulsory Minimum Training Standards for Law-Enforcement Officers [6 VAC 20 ‑ 20]
Comprehensive Review and Update of the Compulsory Minimum Training Standards for Law Enforcement Officers
General Information
Action Summary The department, under the direction of the board, establishes the compulsory minimum training standards for full-time and part-time law enforcement officers in Virginia. As such, an individual hired as a law enforcement officer (as defined in ยง 9.1-101 of the Code of Virginia) shall comply with and meet or exceed, the law enforcement certification requirements enumerated in 6 VAC 20-20-21. Through this action, these minimum training standards will be amended to improve performance outcomes, training objectives, testing criteria, and lesson plan guides. Outdated language will also be updated for effectiveness and efficiency in the training of new academy recruits. This regulatory action will enhance both officer and public safety in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
RIS Project Yes  [6607]
Associated Mandates Criminal Justice Training and Standards
New Periodic Review This action will be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9165 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 04/14/2021.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kristi Shalton  / Law Enforcement Program Coordinator
Address: 1100 Bank St
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)786-7801    FAX: (804)786-0410    TDD: ()-