Archive for the ‘Academy News’ Category

InFocus Gives Cash For Old Projectors

Friday, December 21st, 2007

Here's one for the training academies that have been a little slow in getting rid of their old projectors. You know who you are! You still have your old 250 lumen projectors stacked in a back room because ". . . you never know when they might come ...

Congratulation to New Christiansburg Chief

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

On behalf of the academy staff, I would like to congratulate the newest member of the Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy Governing Council and the new Chief of Police for the Town of Christiansburg, Mark Sisson. Mark is a veteran of 13 years with the department and has most recently served as ...

Quality of Academy Instruction Takes a Hit

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Several years ago, when I worked for the Division of Forensic Science, we were responsible for a statewide police Breathalyzer operator certification program. During an internal review of operator performance, we realized that a higher than acceptable number of operators were not retaining sufficient job knowledge and technical skills. ...

County Drops ‘Super Academy’ Plans

Friday, February 16th, 2007

By Reed Williams, Roanoke Times - February 16, 2007 Roanoke County sheriff's deputies will train in the county's new public safety building on Cove Road, said Administrator Elmer Hodge. For Roanoke County officials, the plan all along was to build a $5 million "super academy" to train the county's police officers and ...

Regional Academy Officer Certification Status

Monday, November 27th, 2006

The purpose of this article is to propose a change to the regulations or the Code of Virginia that is intended to address several problems that currently exist as a result of the legal status of the ten regional criminal justice academies located throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Under the current ...

47th Entry Level LE Class Passes Test

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

The members of Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy's 47th Entry Level Law Enforcement class took the Virginia Law Enforcement Officer Certification Examination today. They finished the exam in the same excellent manner that they completed the academy. Everyone passed and the class average on the exam was 87.6%. ...

First Officer Completes On-line Spanish Course

Saturday, November 11th, 2006

Officer Charlotte Gearhart, of the Veterans Affairs PD, was the first officer in the state to complete the new Survival Spanish for Criminal Justice Officers on-line training course.  The course, which was introduced on October 1, 2006, teaches students to communicate with Hispanic citizens and to recognize danger words in ...

Final Recruit Survey Results: 4 – 10 Schedule

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

On November 14, 2005, we changed the default academy operating hours to Monday – Thursday, 0700 hrs. – 1800 hrs. With a few exceptions, all training courses conducted at the academy, including entry level training, transitioned to this four 10-hour day schedule. This decision was made after analyzing ...

New Training Announcement RSS Feed

Thursday, September 14th, 2006

In a posting a few days ago, I introduced you to a great free RSS reader call RSSOwl. If you haven't read the posting, it is time to take a look. I am introducing a new way to receive training announcements using our new RSS feed. After ...

Excerpts From June 8, 2006 COT Meeting

Friday, September 1st, 2006

The following are excerpts from the minutes of June 8, 2006 meeting of the Criminal Justice Services Board's Committee on Training. Sheriff Gerald S. Holt, Mr. Elmer Hodge and Chief Ray Lavinder spoke during the New Business section of the agenda. Sheriff Phelps informed the members that The Honorable ...

Cobb County, GA Recruits Fired for Cheating

Thursday, August 10th, 2006

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Jennifer Brett An entire class of Cobb County police recruits was fired Monday after they cheated on a test, authorities said. "Not much shocks me after 35 years in this business, but I was shocked," said Mickey Lloyd, Cobb's public safety director. A police academy instructor caught two recruits comparing answers ...

Appropriations Act Continues to Prohibit New Academies

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

The following is an excerpt from the Appropriations Act for this year - Item 391(B.)b., page 377: b. The Board of Criminal Justice Services, consistent with § 9.1-102, Code of Virginia, and § 6VAC-20-20-61 of the Administrative Code, shall not approve or provide funding for the establishment of any new ...

Notch One Up for the Good Guys

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

The Salem Police Department has reported that they have made an arrest and recovered some of the items that were stolen during the burglary at the academy. The subject has confessed to the crime which he committed alone. We want to thank Chief Bryant, Captain Dudley and the members of ...

Another Successful Governing Council In-service

Friday, June 30th, 2006

Each year during the last week of June, the academy conducts a three day in-service training course for the members of our Governing Council. The course is conducted at The Woods Resort which is located in Hedgesville, West Virginia. This is a great opportunity for our member agency chiefs, sheriffs ...