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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice and Corrections
Agency 20. Department of Criminal Justice Services
Chapter 270. Regulations Relating to Campus Security Officers
8/15/2020

6VAC20-270-40. Certification Procedures.

A. The department will notify the applicant for campus security officer certification and the designated campus security point of contact for the employing college, university, or PSS business that the campus security officer is certified in accordance with this chapter after the following conditions are met:

1. Notification to the department by the designated campus security point of contact that the applicant for campus security officer certification has successfully met the following compulsory minimum entry-level training and certification standards:

a. The total of modules that comprise the compulsory minimum entry-level training as required by this chapter;

b. Complete background investigation as required by this chapter;

c. First-aid training consistent with the standard set by the employing college or university; and

d. Completion of the online course Introduction to Incident Command System for Higher Education (IS-100.HE) as provided by the Emergency Management Institute at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and as indicated by the department.

2. Receipt by the department of application for certification signed by the designated point of contact for the employing college, university, or PSS business.

B. If a campus security officer seeking certification is denied by the department, the department will notify the designated campus security point of contact for the employing college, university, or PSS business and the applicant in writing, outlining the basis for the denial and the process for appeal of the decision to deny.

C. The department shall maintain a current database of certified campus security officers as well as relevant training records.

D. Certification shall be for a period not to exceed 24 months.

Statutory Authority

§ 9.1-102 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 29, Issue 20, eff. July 3, 2013.

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