Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Preparing For The Academy

So you are preparing to attend the academy.  A little nervous? You don't need to be if you prepare for your first day. Read the following list of frequently asked questions and you will have a good idea of what to expect when you arrive at the academy.

What is Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy and why do I go there for my training?

Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy is one of ten regional criminal justice training academies located throughout Virginia.  Normally recruit officers that attend Cardinal are employed by one of our 36 member agencies.  The academy conducts entry level training programs to certify recruit officers as law enforcement officers, jailor/court services officers, dispatchers, and animal control officers.   

The entry level training programs are academically and physically demanding and the recruit officers are required to demonstrate proficiency in all of training areas mandated by the Department of Criminal Justice Services. In addition, the law enforcement and jailor/court services courses include a demanding physical fitness program.

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