The Portsmouth Sheriff’s Office Training Academy is a program certified by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (D.C.J.S). The Basic Academy prepares recruits to serve the citizens of Portsmouth through rigorous training on a range of subjects not limited to, but including:

  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Tactical Communication
  • Firearms
  • Defensive Tactics

All classes are taught on-site, and our Basic Academy curriculum is governed by structured discipline guidelines, which prepare Deputy Sheriffs to manage potential law enforcement-related stress.

For more information, please contact us.

Portsmouth Sheriff’s Training Academy
1725 Green Street, Portsmouth, Va 23704
(757) 393-5441

Group of deputy trainees on an obstacle course
Deputy recruit practicing sparring with an instructor
Deputy trainees taking a written test