Private Security Services Courses Offered at DSLCC In Spring The Administration of Justice (ADJ) Program at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College will offer Private Security Services courses on weekends during the spring semester, 2013. Successful completion of these credit courses lead toward fulfillment of course requirements for the Career Studies Certificate (CSC) of Private Security Services as well as fulfilling requirements mandated by the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) of the Commonwealth of Virginia for registration as a private security officer.
All of the courses will be held in Room 404, Warren Hall, on the DSLCC Clifton Forge campus, and will include:
“Unarmed Security Officers: Duties and Responsibilities”, (ADJ-152) a one-credit / eighteen hour course, will be held on Saturday and Sunday, January 19-20, from 8 am to 6 pm. This course meets DCJS requirements of 01-E, Security Officer Core Subjects Entry Level.
“Private Investigators and Detectives” (ADJ-139), a four-credit, 64-hour course, will be conducted on Saturday and Sunday, February 2-3, February 16-17, March 2-3 and March 23-24, from 8 am to 5 pm. This course meets DCJS requirements of 02-E, Private Investigator Entry Level.
“Armed Security Officers—Duties and Responsibilities” (ADJ-153), a one-credit, 24-hour course, will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7 and April 20-21, from 8 am to 5 pm. this course meets DCJS requirements of 05-E, Armed Security Officer Arrest Authority Entry Level and 07-E, Handgun Training, Entry Level.
The application procedure for DCJS registration will be completed during these classes.
All private security courses are instructed by Associate Professor Gary L. Boyer, Sr., MS, CLET, PI, who is a certified Private Security Services Instructor through DCJS. Professor Boyer developed and implemented the Career Studies Certificate of Private Security Services at DSLCC. DSLCC is licensed through DCJS as a certified Private Security Services Training School.
The Private Security Services CSC requires successful completion of the following courses: ADJ-100, Survey of Criminal Justice (3 credits), ADJ-211, Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedure I (3 credits), ADJ-236, Principles of Criminal Investigation (3 credits), ENG-111, College Composition (3 credits), HLT-100, First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (2 credits), and SDV-100, College Success Skills. These courses also fulfill requirements for the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Administration of Justice and AAS in Administration of Justice with Specialization of Forensic Science; therefore, the CSC serves as a genesis to these degrees. DSLCC is the only community college in the Commonwealth of Virginia to offer the Private Security Services CSC.
DCJS requires that all training hours for each registration category (Unarmed Security Officer, Armed Security Officer, Private Investigator, and Firearms Endorsement) be successfully attended and completed prior to the issuance of any Private Security Services registration.
Interested students may register with Student Services in Backels Hall on the Clifton Forge campus of DSLCC; call (540) 863-2820 for an appointment.
Submitted by Judy Clark