The Crater Criminal Justice Training Academy The Crater Criminal Justice Academy was established May 12, 1975 in accordance with Section 15.2-1747 of the Virginia Code.
The founding fathers firmly believed that high quality, cost effective law enforcement training must be available to Police and Sheriff's agencies regardless of personnel strength, agency size or jurisdictional resources.
To that end the representatives of the Original Nine Jurisdictions; Petersburg, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Emporia, Prince George, Surry, Sussex, Dinwiddie and Greensville resolved to commit their respective jurisdictions to the creation and subsequent supervision of a Regional Law Enforcement Training Center.
The Academy has grown dramatically in size since its' inception. From the original twelve member Police and Sheriff's departments of 1975, we now serve nearly fifty separate and distinct Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement agencies.
Crater's Agencies reflect a wide variety of sizes and types of agencies. Included in our breakdown of agencies are: three Federal Agencies, eight State Agencies, three Colleges, two Military bases, and numerous Sheriff's Offices and Police Departments.
Agency Affiliation with the Academy is broken up into two categories, Member Agencies, and Contractual Agencies.
Chief Kamran Afzal
Chairman, Academy Board of Directors
Sheriff E.L. Giles Sr.
Vice Chairman, Academy Board of Directors
Colonial Heights Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Todd Wilson
Dinwiddie County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff D. T. "Duck" Adams
Town of McKenney Police Department
Emporia Police Department
Colonel Ricky A. Pinksaw
Emporia Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Keith Prince
Chief Steve Patterson
Greensville County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff William T. Jarratt Jr.
Hopewell City Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Steve Kephart
New Kent County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff J.J. "Joe" McLaughlin Jr.
City of Petersburg Bureau of Police
Colonel Travis Christian, Chief of Police
Powhatan County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Bradford W. Nunnally
Prince George County Police Department
Chief Keith Early
Prince George County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Harold E. Allin
Richard Bland College Police Department
Chief Thomas Travis
Richmond International Airport Authority Police Department
Currently Vacant, Director of Public Safety & Operations
Matthew Tenney, Interim Chief of Police
Southampton County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Josh Wyche
Town of Boykins Police Department
Town of Courtland Police Department
Southside Regional Jail
Colonel Anthony Johnson, Superintendent
Surry County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Carlos Turner
Virginia Division of Capitol Police
Colonel Steve Pike
Virginia Department of Corrections-Special Investigations Unit
Chief Paul Haymes
Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice-Law Enforcement
Director Valerie Boykin
Virginia State University Police Department
Chief David Bragg
Town of Wakefield Police Department
West Point Police Department
Chief Timothy Sawyer
CSX Railroad Police
Director John Walsh
U.S.DEA-Norfolk Field Office
Assistant Commissioner Joseph Hill-Director of Law Enforcement Services