Archive for the ‘Regulations’ Category

New IADLEST Model Academy Standards

Friday, August 17th, 2007

Most professionals that are involved in criminal justice training are familiar with the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST). IADLEST is an international organization consisting of training managers and executives dedicated to the improvement of public safety personnel. It has come to serve as ...

Top Ten Changes to In-service Training Regulations

Friday, April 6th, 2007

The Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) amended the in-service training regulations for criminal justices officers effective February 9, 2007. This is the first substantial change to the regulations in many years so several of the changes were long overdue. I intended to write up an overview of ...

CJSB and COT 2007 Meeting Schedule

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

The Criminal Justice Services Board (CJSB) and the Committee on Training (COT) meets five times during the year on the second Thursday of the scheduled month. The meetings, which are normally conducted in House Room D of the General Assembly Building, are scheduled for the following dates: March 8, 2007 May ...

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 ...

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 ...

Response to Sheriff’s Office Readies For Separation Woes

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

The following article was written by Cody Lowe (981-3425) and published in the Roanoke Times on Wednesday, June 14, 2006. Mr. Lowe attempted to contact representatives from Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy prior to writing the story but was unable to do so due to the late hour of the Supervisors' ...

Committee On Training Meeting – June 8. 2006

Friday, June 9th, 2006

The Committee On Training held its regularly scheduled meeting on June 8, 2006. The Director's Association was well represented at the meeting. Unfortunately, I was preoccupied with the issues on the agenda and I didn't get a list of all of the attendees, so we will have to wait for ...

Sanctions for Non-Compliance with Academy Membership Law

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

In 2000, the Virginia General Assembly amended §15.2 – 1747 (C) and (D) of the Code of Virginia to establish a procedure for joining and withdrawing from a regional criminal justice academy effective 2001. The aforementioned paragraphs state the following: § 15.2-1747. Creation of academies. C. Any governmental unit not a party ...

Legal Issues – Academy Membership

Monday, May 15th, 2006

Several agency administrators have indicated to me that they are confused about the procedures for joining or leaving their academy of record. I have prepared this memorandum in an effort to explain the procedures as I understand them. Mr. Ronald E. Bessent, the Program Director for the Division of Standards and ...

Audio Overview of Committee on Training Meeting (COT)

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

The Criminal Justice Services Board's Committee on Training met in Richmond on December 8, 2005. In addition to their normal business, the COT conducted a public hearing to accept comments about the proposed changes to the entry level law enforcement training criteria. You can listen to an overview ...

Proposed Changes to Jailor/Court Services Regulations

Thursday, August 4th, 2005

I want to point out two immediate problem areas that I have noticed in my initial review of the proposed changes to the regulations. The process that is being proposed follows the same format that was developed during the the law enforcement and dispatcher regulation revisions. As part ...

Curriculum Review Committee Meets

Thursday, May 19th, 2005

The Curriculum Review Committee (CRC) met at the State Police Academy on Thursday, May 19, 2005 to conduct business. The following members were present: Captain George Daniels, Virginia State Police Captain Sharon Chamberlin, Norfolk Police Department Lieutenant Keith Sidwell, Roanoke City Police Department Mr. David Michalski, Chesapeake Public Safety Academy Mr. Ronald Staton, Central ...

In-service Credit and the DCJS Pic1 Form

Monday, April 25th, 2005

Carol has informed me that she has received several improperly submitted DCJS Pic1 forms requesting in-service credit for courses attended away from the academy. She indicates that officers/deputies, or agency training managers, have been downloading the form from the DCJS website, completing the form and sending it to her ...

Committee On Training Meeting Overview – 3/17/2005

Thursday, March 17th, 2005

The Criminal Justice Service Board?s Committee on Training (COT) met today. I was very pleased that so many academy directors were in attendance for this meeting. We strongly encourage all academy directors to attend these quarterly meetings. Judy Kirkendall provided the members with an overview of the procedures used ...