The Division of Capitol Police Commonwealth of Virginia

  • Training

Capitol police officers are state certified Law Enforcement Officers (LEO) with full arrest powers and authority. Each sworn Capitol police officer is required to successfully complete specific training to achieve their LEO certifications. They are required to complete the following;

    • Basic Police Academy within one year of employment
    • Subjects taught are DCJS mandated
    • Each officer is required to maintain and increase their physical fitness standards during the academy
    • Complete 160 hours of Field Training
    • Every two years each officer must attend 40 hours of in-service training
    • Officers are given training in First Aid, CPR, and AED

DCJS Training

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CPR training