Vol. 33 Iss. 4 - October 17, 2016

Chapter 90
Final Regulation

REGISTRAR'S NOTICE: The Criminal Justice Services Board is claiming an exclusion from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act in accordance with § 2.2-4006 A 4 a of the Code of Virginia, which excludes regulations that are necessary to conform to changes in Virginia statutory law where no agency discretion is involved. The Criminal Justice Services Board will receive, consider, and respond to petitions by any interested person at any time with respect to reconsideration or revision.

Title of Regulation: 6VAC20-90. Rules Relating to Regional Criminal Justice Training Academies (amending 6VAC20-90-20).

Statutory Authority: § 9.1-102 of the Code of Virginia.

Effective Date: July 1, 2017.

Agency Contact: Barbara Peterson-Wilson, Department of Criminal Justice Services, 1100 Bank Street, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone (804) 225-4503, FAX (804) 786-0410, or email


The amendment adds the Skyline Regional Criminal Justice Academy, a new regional criminal justice academy serving the Counties of Clarke, Frederick, and Warren; the City of Winchester; the Towns of Berryville, Front Royal, Middletown, Stephens City, and Strasburg; the Northwestern Adult Detention Center; and the Frederick County Emergency Communications Center, to the list of regional academies eligible to receive state funding. The amendment conforms the regulation to Item 398 of Chapter 780 of the 2016 Acts of Assembly.

6VAC20-90-20. Designation.

A. The regional academies set forth below are designated as regional academies and are eligible to receive allocated funds from the department.

Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy

Salem, Virginia

Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training Academy

Waynesboro, Virginia

Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academy

Lynchburg, Virginia

Crater Criminal Justice Academy

Petersburg, Virginia

Hampton Roads Regional Academy of Criminal Justice

Newport News, Virginia

New River Criminal Justice Training Academy

Radford, Virginia

Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy

Ashburn, Virginia

Piedmont Regional Criminal Justice Training Academy

Martinsville, Virginia

Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy

Fredericksburg, Virginia

Skyline Regional Criminal Justice Academy

Front Royal, Virginia

Southwest Law Enforcement Academy

Bristol, Virginia

Piedmont Regional Criminal Justice Training Academy

Martinsville, Virginia

B. Jurisdictions may operate their own independent training academies; however, no state funds will be available for such academies. A jurisdiction, within or without the Commonwealth, may join a regional academy at any time subject to complying with the policies established by the board.

C. A regional academy site may be changed by the academy governing body with the approval of the board.

D. Training, where practical, shall be conducted at designated satellite locations throughout the geographical confines of the regional academy to ensure minimum travel for student officers.

E. The board shall define geographical boundaries of designated regional academies.

VA.R. Doc. No. R17-4750; Filed September 22, 2016, 3:40 p.m.