Welcome to the Police Academy
The Southwest Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy is part of the
regional academy program within the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Established in 1972 and presently located in Bristol, Virginia, SVCJTA
provides professional training to the member agencies of Southwest
Virginia. SVCJTA offers two Basic Law Enforcement Schools and two Jail
Basic Schools each year. Throughout the year, in-service and specialized
training programs are offered to provide our member agencies with the
knowledge and skills to perform the complex task of a professional law
enforcement officer. SVCJTA's staff and member instructors are committed
to providing a comprehensive curriculum to prepare each student for a
public service career in Criminal Justice.