In March 2021, the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) recertified the Virginia ABC’s Bureau of Law Enforcement Training Academy, reaffirming its status as an authorized in-service academy. The recertification is required every three years and involves a thorough examination of the academy’s administration, personnel, instruction and facility standards and policies, to ensure compliance with DCJS standards. The training academy is authorized to provide all required in-service training to its entire sworn cadre. This includes at least 34 hours of career development training, two hours of cultural diversity training and four hours of legal training, 40 hours total, every two years. Career development training also encompasses firearms training and other skill-based training such as defensive driving and defensive tactics.