How do I get my Virginia law enforcement certificate? The law enforcement officer certification is obtained by (1) successfully completing the basic law enforcement academy, (2) the law enforcement state certification exam and (3) completing field training for law enforcement officers within 12 months.
How many police academies are in Virginia? There are currently 19 independent criminal justice academies in Virginia that serve the following types of primary law enforcement agencies: 7 City Police Departments; • 5 County Police Departments; • 4 State Policing Agencies; • 1 County Sheriff’s Office; • 1 Campus Police Department; and, • Virginia State Police.
Who oversees police Virginia? The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), Division of Law Enforcement has multi-faceted responsibilities including oversight and management of training standards and regulations for the criminal justice community.
How many police officers are in Virginia? This is a list of law enforcement agencies in the state of Virginia. According to the US Bureau of Justice Statistics’ 2008 Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, the state had 340 law enforcement agencies employing 22,848 sworn police officers, about 293 for each 100,000 residents.