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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice and Corrections
Agency 20. Department of Criminal Justice Services
Chapter 240. Regulations Relating to School Security Officers
1/20/2020

6VAC20-240-70. Instructor Application.

A. The department may approve instructors to deliver school security officer training and may revoke such approval for just cause.

B. Each person applying for instructor approval shall:

1. Be currently certified as a school security officer, employed by the department, or acting as a consultant for the department;

2. Have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) or have passed the National External Diploma Program;

3. Have a minimum of:

a. Three years management or supervisory experience as a school security officer or with any federal, military police, state, county or municipal law-enforcement agency in a related field; or

b. Five years general experience as a school security officer, or with a federal, state or local law-enforcement agency in a related field;

4. Have completed:

a. A school security officer instructor course approved by the department; or

b. Have a minimum of one-year experience as an instructor or teacher in an accredited educational institution or law-enforcement agency.

C. Each person applying for instructor approval shall file with the department:

1. A properly completed application provided by the department;

2. Documentation verifying that the applicant meets the minimum eligibility requirements pursuant to this section;

3. Documentation verifying previous instructor experience, training, work experience and education for those subjects in which certification is requested.

D. The department will evaluate qualifications based upon the justification provided.

E. Upon completion of the instructor application requirements, the department may approve the instructor for a period not to exceed 24 months.

F. Each instructor shall conduct himself in a professional manner and the department may revoke instructor approval for just cause.

G. Applicants for instructor approval may submit a waiver application form for review by the department outlining previous instructor training or related experience. The department reserves the right to review each waiver application and evaluate qualifications and experience on an individual basis.

Statutory Authority

§ 9.1-102 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 22, Issue 11, eff. March 8, 2006.

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