2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5001 (Committee Approved)

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Training Academy Distance Learning (language only)

Item 430 #1h

Item 430 #1h

Public Safety
Criminal Justice Services, Department of

Page 327, after line 44, insert:
"K.  The Department of Criminal Justice Services shall review the feasibility of allowing alternative training delivery methods, with a focus on distance learning and computer-based training, for entry level and in-service training for criminal justice officers.  In determining the feasibility of alternative training delivery methods, the Department shall consider the quality of training provided, cost effectiveness, and the impact upon local units of government.  The Department shall consult with affected local government, public safety, training organizations, and higher education institutions, including the Virginia Community College System.  The results including details on potential cost savings and cost avoidance shall be reported to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by December 1, 2004."

(This amendment requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services to review the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of distance and computer-based training for criminal justice officers.)