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Virginia Department of Corrections — Public Safety First

Training & Professional Development

The training of the Departmentís employees is a primary focus. This is coordinated through the Academy for Staff Development (ASD) and the Academy for Staff Development-West (ASD-W). The ASD is located in Crozier, VA and is a modern full service training facility offering over 800 courses. The physical facilities consist of five buildings (total of 126,000 square feet) on the Academy campus and a state-of-the-art firearms range located on the grounds of a correctional facility adjacent to the Academy. The facilities on the main campus include the administration/classroom building, a physical skills training center, a 200 bed residence hall, a dining hall and a maintenance shop. ASD-W is located in Marion, VA, and began offering classes in August, 2009. Like the main campus, ASD-W is a full service facility consisting of eight classrooms, large conference room, housing and dining facilities.