ERIC Number: ED361479
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Law Enforcement Training. Report to the Governor and the General Assembly of Virginia. Senate Document No. 28.
Virginia State Crime Commission, Richmond.
Virginia Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 53 directed the State Crime Commission to study law enforcement training, including current standards and technology, the need for improved delivery of training, and the costs of implementing new standards and erecting appropriate facilities. During the course of the study, commission staff conducted five site visits to training academies, reviewed results of a national survey of directors of law enforcement training and standards conducted by the International Association of State Directors of Law Enforcement Training, and organized a meeting of local law enforcement executives. On the basis of this information, the subcommittee acknowledged that instructor support was critically needed at the state level for the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) and at each of the nine regional training academies. In response, the subcommittee recommended that general funds be used as follows: (1) to provide one paid, full-time instructor to each of the regional academies; (2) to establish a cadre of specialized core instructors; and (3) to create a position at the DCJS responsible for conducting and periodically updating the job task analyses that dictate criminal justice training. In addition, the subcommittee designated several issues pertaining to professionalism, ethics, and training delivery for further study. (Appendixes include SJR 53, Code of Virginia section that establishes minimum standards for all law enforcement officers, survey instrument and survey results, fiscal impact statement, Central Training Academy cost estimate, and current budget and funding for academies.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia State General Assembly, Richmond. Senate.
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Crime Commission, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia