Law Enforcement Regional Training Academies

The Regional Law Enforcement Training Academies provide entry level law enforcement and in-service training to local law enforcement agencies across Virginia. There are 11 regional academies strategically located throughout Virginia which serve the majority of Virginia law enforcement agencies. The regional academies are governed and operated by the member agencies. The academies are funded primarily by the member agencies which is supplemented by state funding. DCJS is responsible for certifying the academies to provide mandated training. DCJS is also responsible for auditing mandated training and record keeping.

Cardinal Criminal Justice Training Academy
Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training Academy
Central Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy
Crater Criminal Justice Training Academy
Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
New River Criminal Justice Training Academy
Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy
Piedmont Regional Criminal Justice Training Academy
Rappahannock Criminal Justice Training Academy
Skyline Criminal Justice Training Academy
Southwest Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy

Cardinal Criminal Justice Training Academy is located in Salem, Virginia. This academy has 31 criminal justice agency members to include 7 sheriffs’ offices, 21 police departments and 3 emergency communication centers.

Member Agencies

  • Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office
  • Bedford Police Department
  • Blacksburg Police Department
  • Boones Mill Police Department
  • Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office
  • Carrillion Clinic Police
  • Christiansburg Police Department
  • Covington Police Department
  • Craig County Sheriff’s Office
  • Department of Conservation and Recreation Police
  • Ferrum College Police Department
  • Franklin County Sheriff’s Office
  • Iron Gate Police Department
  • Lexington Police Department
  • Narrows Police Department
  • Norfolk Southern Railway Police Department
  • New River Valley Emergency Communications Authority
  • Pulaski Police Department
  • Radford City Sheriff’s Office
  • Radford Police Department
  • Roanoke City Sheriff’s Office
  • Roanoke Communications Center
  • Roanoke Regional Airport Commission Police
  • Rockbridge Regional Public Safety Communications Center
  • Rocky Mount Police Department
  • Salem City Sheriff’s Office
  • Salem Police Department
  • Vinton Police Department
  • Virginia Military Institute Police Department
  • Virginia Tech Police Department
  • Virginia Western Community College Police Department

Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training Academy is located in Weyers Cave, Virginia. This academy has 59 criminal justice agency members to include 15 sheriffs’ offices, 361 police departments, 3 regional jails and 5 emergency communication centers.

Member Agencies

  • Albemarle County Police Department
  • Albemarle County Sheriff’s Office
  • Albemarle/Charlottesville Regional Jail
  • Augusta County Emergency Operations Center
  • Augusta County Sheriff’s Office
  • Bath County Sheriff’s Office
  • Blue Ridge Community College Police Department
  • Bridgewater Airpark Police Department
  • Bridgewater College Police Department
  • Bridgewater Police Department
  • Broadway Police Department
  • Buena Vista City Sheriff’s Office
  • Charlottesville/UVA/Albemarle Emergency Communications Center
  • Charlottesville/Albemarle Airport Police Department
  • Charlottesville City Sheriff’s Office
  • Charlottesville Police Department
  • Clifton Forge Police Department
  • Craigsville Police Department
  • Culpeper Police Department
  • Dayton Police Department
  • Edinburg Police Department
  • Elkton Police Department
  • Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office
  • Glasgow Police Department
  • Gordonsville Police Department
  • Greene County Sheriff’s Office
  • Grottoes Police Department
  • Harrisonburg Police Department
  • Harrisonburg/Rockingham Emergency Communications Center
  • Highland County Sheriff’s Office
  • James Madison University Police Department
  • Lake Monticello Police Department
  • Louisa Police Department
  • Luray Police Department
  • Madison County Sheriff’s Office
  • Massanutten Police Department
  • Middle River Regional Jail
  • Mount Jackson Police Department
  • New Market Police Department
  • Page County Sheriff’s Office
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College Police Department
  • Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office
  • Rockbridge Regional Jail
  • Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office
  • Scottsville Police Department
  • Shenandoah County Department of Emergency Communications
  • Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office
  • Shenandoah Police Department
  • Stanley Police Department
  • Staunton City Sheriff‘s Office
  • Staunton Police Department
  • Timberville Police Department
  • University Of Virginia Police Department
  • Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind Police Department
  • Waynesboro City Emergency Communication Center
  • Waynesboro City Sheriff’s Office
  • Waynesboro Police Department
  • Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center Campus Police Department
  • Woodstock Police Department

Central Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy is located in Lynchburg, Virginia. This academy has 58 criminal justice agency members to include 15 sheriffs’ offices, 31 police departments, 3 regional jails and 9 emergency communication centers.

Member Agencies

  • Alberta Police Department
  • Altavista Police Department
  • Amherst County Sheriff’s Public Safety
  • Amherst County Sheriff’s Office
  • Amherst Police Department
  • Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office
  • Appomattox County 911
  • Bedford Communication Center
  • Bedford County Sheriff’s Office
  • Blackstone Police Department
  • Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority
  • Boydton Police Department
  • Brodnax Police Department
  • Brookneal Police Department
  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office
  • Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office
  • Buena Vista Police Department
  • Burkeville Police Department
  • Bwxt Police Department
  • Campbell County Communications Center
  • Campbell County Sheriff’s Office
  • Central Virginia Community College Police Department
  • Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office
  • Chase City Police Department
  • Clarksville Police Department
  • Crewe Police Department
  • Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department
  • Drakes Branch Police Department
  • Farmville Emergency Communications Center
  • Farmville Police Department
  • Halifax County E-911 Communications Center
  • Halifax County Sheriff’s Office
  • Halifax Police Department
  • Hampden-Sydney College Police Department
  • Hurt Police Department
  • Kenbridge Police Department
  • La Crosse Police Department
  • Lawrenceville Police Department
  • Liberty University Police Department
  • Longwood University Police Department
  • Lunenburg County Sheriff’s Office
  • Lynchburg City Sheriff’s Office
  • Lynchburg Department of Emergency Services
  • Lynchburg Police Department
  • Lynchburg Regional Airport Police Department
  • Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office
  • Mecklenburg E-911 Communications
  • Meherrin River Regional Jail
  • Nelson County Emergency Operations Center
  • Nelson County Sheriff’s Office
  • Nottoway County Sheriff’s Office
  • Piedmont Regional Jail
  • Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Office
  • South Boston Police Department
  • South Hill Police Department
  • Victoria Police Department
  • Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Police
  • Wintergreen Police

Crater Criminal Justice Training Academy is located in Disputanta, Virginia. This academy has 38 criminal justice agency members to include 14 sheriffs’ offices, 21 police departments, 2 regional jails and 1 emergency communication center.

Member Agencies

  • Amelia County Sheriff’s Office
  • Boykins Police Department
  • Charles City County Sheriff’s Office
  • Colonial Heights City Sheriff’s Office
  • Colonial Heights Emergency Communications
  • Colonial Heights Police Department
  • Courtland Police Department
  • CSX Transportation Police
  • Department of Juvenile Justice Internal Affairs
  • Department of Motor Vehicles Enforcement
  • Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office
  • Department of Corrections Investigative Unit
  • Division of Capitol Police
  • Emporia City Sheriff’s Office
  • Emporia Police Department
  • Greensville County Sheriff’s Office
  • Hopewell City Sheriff’s Office
  • Hopewell Police Department
  • J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Police Department
  • McKenney Police Department
  • New Kent County Sheriff’s Office
  • Office of State Inspector General
  • Petersburg City Sheriff’s Office
  • Petersburg Police Department
  • Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office
  • Prince George County Sheriff’s Office
  • Prince George Police Department
  • Richard Bland Community College Police Department
  • Richmond International Airport Police Department
  • Riverside Regional Jail
  • Southampton County Sheriff’s Office
  • Southside Regional Jail
  • Surry County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sussex County Sheriff’s Office
  • Virginia Lottery Department
  • Virginia State University Police Department
  • Waverly Police Department
  • West Point Police Department

Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy is located in Newport News, Virginia. This academy has 51 criminal justice agency members to include 10 sheriffs’ offices, 31 police departments, 4 regional jails and 6 emergency communication centers.

Member Agencies

  • Accomack County Sheriff’s Office
  • Bloxom Police Department
  • Cape Charles Police Department
  • Chincoteague Island Police Department
  • Christopher Newport University Police Department
  • College of William & Mary Campus Police Department
  • Eastern Shore Community College Police Department
  • Eastern Shore of Virginia 911 Commission
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School Police Department
  • Eastville Police Department
  • Exmore Police Department
  • Franklin Police Department
  • Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office
  • Hampton City Sheriff’s Office
  • Hampton Roads Regional Jail
  • Hampton University Police Department
  • Isle of Wight County Emergency Communications
  • Isle of Wight Sheriff’s Office
  • James City County Emergency Communications
  • James City County Police Department
  • Kingsmill Police Department
  • Mathews County Sheriff’s Office
  • Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center
  • Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office
  • Newport News City Emergency Communications
  • Newport News City Sheriff’s Office
  • Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport Police Department
  • Norfolk International Airport Police Department
  • Norfolk State University Police Department
  • Northampton County Sheriff’s Office
  • Old Dominion University Police Department
  • Onancock Police Department
  • Onley Police Department
  • Parksley Police Department
  • Poquoson Police Department
  • Portsmouth Communications Department
  • Portsmouth Police Department
  • Regent University Police Department
  • Smithfield Police Department
  • Suffolk Police Department
  • Tangier Police Department
  • Thomas Nelson Community College Police Department
  • Virginia Marine Resources Commission
  • Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail
  • Virginia Port Authority Police Department
  • Western Tidewater Regional Jail
  • Williamsburg/James City County Sheriff’s Office
  • Williamsburg Police Department
  • Windsor Police Department
  • York/Poquoson Sheriff’s Office
  • York/Poquoson/Williamsburg Regional 911

New River Criminal Justice Training Academy is located in Dublin, Virginia. This academy has 20 criminal justice agency members to include 6 sheriffs’ offices, 12 police departments, 1 regional jail and 1 emergency communication center.

Member Agencies

  • Bland County Sheriff’s Office
  • Carroll County Sheriff’s Office
  • Dublin Police Department
  • Floyd County Sheriff’s Office
  • Galax Police Department
  • Giles County Sheriff’s Office
  • Glen Lyn Police Department
  • Hillsville Police Department
  • Independence Police Department
  • Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
  • New River Valley Regional Jail
  • Pearisburg Police Department
  • Pembroke Police Department
  • Pulaski County Joint 911 Communications Center
  • Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office
  • Radford University Police Department
  • Rich Creek Police Department
  • Rural Retreat Police Department
  • Wytheville Community College Police Department
  • Wytheville Police Department

Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy is located in Ashburn, Virginia. This academy has 19 criminal justice agency members to include 4 sheriffs’ offices, 12 police departments and 3 emergency communication centers.

Member Agencies

  • Alexandria City Sheriff’s Office
  • Alexandria Department of Emergency Communications
  • Alexandria Police Department
  • Arlington County Emergency Communications Center
  • Arlington County Police Department
  • Arlington County Sheriff’s Office
  • Fairfax City Police Department
  • Falls Church City Sheriff’s Office
  • Falls Church Police Department
  • George Mason University Police Department
  • Leesburg Police Department
  • Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office
  • Manassas City Police Department
  • Manassas Park City Police Department
  • Metro Washington Airport Authority Police Department
  • Metro Washington Airport Authority Public Safety Communications Center
  • Middleburg Police Department
  • Northern Virginia Community College Police Department
  • Purcellville Police Department

Piedmont Regional Criminal Justice Training Academy is located in Martinsville, Virginia. This academy has 14 criminal justice agency members to include 4 sheriffs’ offices, 5 police departments, 1 city jail farm and 3 emergency communication centers.

Member Agencies

  • Chatham Police Department
  • Danville Adult Detention Center
  • Danville City Sheriff’s Office
  • Danville Division of Emergency Communications
  • Danville Police Department
  • Gretna Police Department
  • Henry County Sheriff’s Office
  • Martinsville Police Department
  • Martinsville Sheriff’s Office
  • Martinsville-Henry County Joint Dispatch Center
  • Patrick County Sheriff’s Office
  • Patrick County Community College Police Department
  • Pittsylvania County Communications Center
  • Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office

Rappahannock Criminal Justice Training Academy is located in Fredericksburg, Virginia. This academy has 43 criminal justice agency members to include 17 sheriffs’ offices, 19 police departments, 3 regional jails and 4 emergency communication centers.

Member Agencies

  • Aquia Harbour Police Department
  • Ashland Police Department
  • Bowling Green Police Department
  • Caroline County Sheriff’s Office
  • Central Virginia Regional Jail
  • Colonial Beach Police Department
  • Culpeper County Communications Center
  • Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office
  • Dumfries Police Department
  • Essex County Sheriff’s Office
  • Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office
  • Fredericksburg City Sheriff’s Office
  • Fredericksburg Police Department
  • Germanna Community College Police Department
  • Goochland County Sheriff’s Office
  • Haymarket Police Department
  • Kilmarnock Police Department
  • King & Queen County Sheriff’s Office
  • King George County Sheriff’s Office
  • King William County Sheriff’s Office
  • Kings Dominion Police Department
  • Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office
  • Louisa County Sheriff’s Office
  • Northern Neck Regional Jail
  • Northumberland County Sheriff’s Office
  • Occoquan Police Department
  • Orange County Emergency Communications Center
  • Orange County Sheriff’s Office
  • Orange Police Department
  • Quantico Police Department
  • Rappahannock Regional Jail
  • Remington Police Department
  • Richmond County Sheriff’s Office
  • Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office
  • Stafford County Sheriff’s Office
  • Tappahannock Police Department
  • University of Mary Washington Police Department
  • Warrenton Police Department
  • Warrenton/Fauquier Joint Communications Center
  • Warsaw Police Department
  • Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office
  • White Stone Police Department
  • Winchester Emergency Communications Center

Skyline Criminal Justice Training Academy is located in Middletown, Virginia. This academy has 15 criminal justice agency members to include 5 sheriffs’ offices, 31 police departments, 2 regional jails and 1 emergency communication center.

Member Agencies

  • Berryville Police Department
  • Clarke County Sheriff’s Office
  • Frederick County Public Safety Communications
  • Frederick County Sheriff’s Office
  • Front Royal Police Department
  • Lord Fairfax Community College Police Department
  • Middletown Police Department
  • Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center
  • Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office
  • Rappahannock, Shenandoah, Warren Regional Jail
  • Stephens City Police Department
  • Strasburg Police Department
  • Warren County Sheriff’s Office
  • Winchester City Sheriff’s Office
  • Winchester Police Department

Southwest Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy is located in Bristol, Virginia. This academy has 52 criminal justice agency members to include 13 sheriffs’ offices, 34 police departments, 1 regional jail and 4 emergency communication centers.

Member Agencies

  • Abingdon Police Department
  • Appalachia Police Department
  • Bid Stone Gap Police Department
  • Bluefield Police Department
  • Bristol City Sheriff’s Office
  • Bristol Police Department
  • Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office
  • Cedar Bluff Police Department
  • Chilhowie Police Department
  • Clinchco Police Department
  • Clintwood Police Department
  • Coeburn Police Department
  • Damascus Police Department
  • Dickenson County Sheriff’s Office
  • Dickenson County 911
  • Emory & Henry College Police Department
  • Gate City Police Department
  • Glade Spring Police Department
  • Grayson County Sheriff’s Office
  • Grundy Police Department
  • Haysi Police Department
  • Honaker Police Department
  • Jonesville Police Department
  • Lebanon Police Department
  • Lee County Sheriff’s Office
  • Marion Police Department
  • Mountain Empire Community College Police Department
  • Norton City Sheriff’s Office
  • Norton Police Department
  • Pennington Gap Police Department
  • Pocahontas Police Department
  • Pound Police Department
  • Richlands Police Department
  • Russell County Sheriff’s Office
  • Saint Paul Police Department
  • Saltville Police Department
  • Scott County E911
  • Scott County Sheriff’s Office
  • Smyth County Sheriff’s Office
  • Southwest Virginia Community College Police Department
  • Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority
  • Tazewell County 911
  • Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office
  • Tazewell Police Department
  • University of Virginia at Wise Police Department
  • Virginia Highlands Community College Police Department
  • Washington County Sheriff’s Office
  • Weber City Police Department
  • Wise County Sheriff’s Office
  • Wise Police Department
  • Wythe County Emergency Communications Center
  • Wythe County Sheriff’s Office

 

In addition to the 11 regional criminal justice academies, there are 28 independent criminal justice training academies also certified by DCJS.