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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
1/18/2020

6VAC20-174-370. Security Officer Handgun Training.

Handgun classroom training.

1. The security officer handgun classroom training will include but not be limited to the following:

a. Practical handgun handling

(1) Identification of handgun parts

(2) Draw

(3) Reholstering

(4) Ready position

(5) Loading

(6) Administrative loading

(7) Tactical reloading

(8) Rapid reloading

(9) Unloading

(10) Malfunctions

(11) Immediate actions procedures

(12) Remedial action

(13) Proper care and maintenance

(14) Firearms retention

(15) Ammunition identification and management

(16) Range safety

(17) Tactical considerations

(18) Movement

(19) Cover and concealment

b. Fundamentals of marksmanship

(1) Grip

(2) Stance (position)

(3) Sight alignment

(4) Sight picture

(5) Trigger control

(6) Breathing

(7) Follow through

c. Dim light/low light/reduced light practice and familiarization

(1) Identification of target/threat/background

(2) Unaided training

(3) Aided training

(4) Flashlight use

(5) Reloading during low light conditions

(6) Malfunctions

(7) Range safety

(8) Tactical considerations

(9) Movement

(10) Cover and concealment

(11) Multiple target drills

d. Use of force

(1) Deadly force

(2) Justifiable deadly force

e. Liability

(1) Criminal liability

(2) Civil liability

(3) Negligent discharge prevention

f. Judgmental shooting: judgmental shooting scenarios will be conducted in the classroom or range

(1) Shoot/don't shoot judgment

(2) Turn and fire drills

(3) Failure to stop drills

(4) Multiple target drills

g. Lead exposure

Total hours (excluding written examination) - 24 hours

2. Written examination required.

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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