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Training

Graphic:  Photo of VSP Training AcademyThe Virginia State Police Academy is located at the State Police Headquarters complex at 7700 Midlothian Turnpike, North Chesterfield, Virginia.

The training involves 1,536 hours of instruction covering more than 100 courses. Subjects studied range from laws of arrest, search and seizure, defensive tactics, motor vehicle code, criminal law, to name a few. The training is completed in four phases.

Training materials are furnished, as well as meals and lodging. Trooper trainees are on full salary from the time they are hired.