about us


 From the time our Academy opened in August 2011, 1st Virginia Public Safety Training Academy has provided the highest standard of Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) Training in the Commonwealth, consisting of: Special Conservator of the Peace Law Enforcement Certification, Armed Security Officer with Arrest Authority, Armored Car Crew Member, Patrol K-9 Handler, Detector K-9 Handler and Private Investigator Certifications. Our Instructors and Subject Matter Specialists have over 80 years of shared experience in their field of study. We can assure you that once you are trained here, you will not go anywhere else; our goal is to be your FIRST choice in VA DCJS Training.  

 Our Instructors and Subject Matter Specialists

  • Lt. Michael Tynan
    Twice retired through the Virginia VRS and Military Police
  • Ken Holland
    Former British Constable, Worked with Scotland Yard
  • Deputy William H. Garrett III
    Former Federal Police Officer, Current VA Certified Law Enforcement Officer & Deputy Sheriff
  • Ron Smith
    Former FBI agent, former USMC captain, former security operator Iraq/Afghanistan and director of church security
  • Cpl. L. Stockmal
    Admissions Director and Office Manager
  • Cpl. B. Grey
    On Call Duty Corporal


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