Division of Law Enforcement
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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.
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Get details on state-wide opportunities in VIrginia for law officers.
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Law Enforcement Career Qualifications
The Commonwealth of Virginia is currently recruiting dedicated law enforcement professionals ready to uphold our standards and protect our communities. Whether you are considering a new career in law enforcement or are an experienced officer interested in opportunities in this state, DCJS offers guidance on qualifications.


Certification Process by Role
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Training Information

Get links and information on required training, in-service, date and location of upcoming training events, and exemptions.

Compulsory Minimum Training Standards

Find training manual and compulsory training minimum standards topics listed by manual chapters.



The Training and Certification Electronic Records (TRACER) allows agencies to review and check for accuracy of information for their personnel. TRACER also monitors compliance with training requirements by criminal justice personnel.

Quick Reference
New Laws Update

Legislative and appellate law updates by year.

Employment Reporting Requirements

Requirements for prior to, upon, and ending employment.

Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards

For law enforcement agencies interested in pursuing accredited status