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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice and Corrections
Agency 20. Department of Criminal Justice Services
Chapter 174. Regulations Relating to Private Security Services Registered Personnel
9/26/2020

6VAC20-174-210. Alarm Respondent - Compulsory Minimum Training Requirements:

Part VIII
Compulsory Minimum Training Standards

A. Entry-level course and minimum hour requirement. The compulsory minimum entry-level training courses and specific minimum hour requirement excluding examinations, practical exercises, and range qualification shall be:

Alarm respondent - 18 hours

01E: Security Officer Core Subjects - 18 hours

B. Entry-level course content. The compulsory minimum entry-level training course content by specific course, excluding examinations, mandated practical exercises, and range qualification shall be as provided in this subsection.

Security officer core subjects (01E) - 18 hours (excluding examination)

The entry-level curriculum for alarm respondent sets forth the following areas identified as:

a. Orientation

(1) Applicable sections of the Code of Virginia and Regulations Relating to Private Security Services

(2) Code of ethics

(3) General duties and responsibilities

(4) Signs of terrorism

b. Law

c. Security patrol, access control, and communications

d. Documentation

e. Emergency procedures

f. Confrontation management

g. Use of force

h. Written comprehensive examination

C. In-service course content and minimum hour requirement. The compulsory minimum in-service training content and minimum hour requirement excluding examinations, practical exercises, and range qualification shall be as follows:

(01I) Security Officer Core Subjects In-Service - 4 hours job-related training

Statutory Authority

§ 9.1-141 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 31, Issue 25, eff. September 9, 2015.

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