Welcome to the Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training Academy (CSCJTA
The Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training Academy is a state of the art Law Enforcement Training facility located in Weyers Cave, Virginia.
The CSCJTA is one of ten regional academies within the State of Virginia and has been preparing individuals for careers in local law enforcement, jail, civil process, court security and dispatch since 1972. In our more than 30-year proud history of providing excellence in criminal justice training, thousands of our graduates have gone on to successful careers and have distinguished themselves by performing at the highest levels of our profession.
The Academy staff is comprised of highly skilled and dedicated law enforcement trainers who are committed to providing the highest quality training to our member agency personnel. Officers and deputies from participating agencies continue their law enforcement, jail/Court Security-Civil Process mandated training through In-Service Supervisory, and Command Staff training courses. Instructors certified by the Commonwealth of Virginia or other professionally recognized trainers teach these courses and are selected based on their expertise and mastery of the subject matter.
Areas of instruction include patrol topics, investigations, jail operations, forensics, traffic, Constitutional and criminal law, use of force, terrorism, defensive tactics, wellness, leadership & management, as well as numerous other specialized courses.
Training Academy Mission Statement
The mission of the Central Shenandoah
Criminal Justice Training Academy is to provide
high quality training to criminal justice personnel. This training, as
approved by the Board of Directors, will
meet the needs of its member agencies
and will be accomplished according to the
rules and regulations of the Virginia
Department of Criminal Justice Services.