2017 Session

Budget Bill - HB1500 (Enrolled)

Department of Criminal Justice Services

Item 395

Item 395

First Year - FY2017Second Year - FY2018
Criminal Justice Training and Standards (30300)$1,843,901$1,843,901
Law Enforcement Training and Education Assistance (30306)FY2017 $1,843,901FY2018 $1,843,901
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2017 $1,808,901FY2018 $1,808,901
SpecialFY2017 $35,000FY2018 $35,000

Authority: Title 9.1, Chapter 1, Code of Virginia.

The Director of the Department of Criminal Justice Services (the Director) and the Board of Criminal Justice Services (the Board) shall, in conjunction with the relevant stakeholders, review all of the compulsory minimum training standards which are applicable to law-enforcement officers and update them as needed. The Director and the Board shall ensure that the training standards appropriately educate law-enforcement officers in the areas of mental health, community policing, and serving individuals who are disabled. The updated compulsory minimum training standards shall, where appropriate, include consideration of, but not be limited to, the recommendations of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing. The Director shall identify current resources available to officers in dealing with situations related to mental health and identify what resources are needed. Any updates to the compulsory minimum training standards shall be completed by October 1, 2019, and shall be reported to the Chairmen of the House Committees on Militia, Police, and Public Safety, Courts of Justice, and Appropriations, and to the Chairmen of the Senate Committees for Courts of Justice and Finance.