Golden Seal Enterprises

Entry-Level

VA DCJS Armed
Security Officer
Arrest Authority (05e)

VA DCJS Arrest Authority (05e)

DCJS Armed Security Arrest Authority (05E) is an 8-hour Security Officer training program required to obtain a Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services registration to work as an Armed Security Officer in Virginia.

DCJS Armed Security Officer registration consists of three (3) courses; 

  • DCJS Security Officer Core Subjects (01E)
  • DCJS Armed Security Officer Arrest Authority (05E)
  • DCJS Security Officer Handgun (75E)

Eligibility Requirments

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must be United States citizen or legal resident alien of the United States.
  • Successful completion of DCJS Security Officer Core Subjects (01E).

Topics Covered in this Course

  • Virginia Law & Regulations
  • Arrest Powers
  • Arrest Policies
  • Arrest Procedures

Course Type: Entry Level

Course Cost: $100*

Course Duration: 8 hours

*There is a 4% surcharge applied to credit card payments.

ASP (Armament Systems & Procedures) Tactical Handcuffing certification is included at no additional cost.

Interested in becoming an Armed Security Officer?

DCJS Armed Security Officer registration consists of three (3) courses; 

  • DCJS Security Officer Core Subjects (01E)
  • DCJS Arrest Authority (05E)
  • DCJS Security Officer Handgun (75E)

GSE offers an Armed Security Officer package (ASO) that combines all three of the required courses to register as an Armed Security Officer with DCJS at a discounted rate. Look for our “ASO Package” when registering. The cost of the ASO Package is $500.

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Course Information

GSE will provide the appropriate documents for you to register with the Department of Criminal Justice Services Private Security Services Division. The fees for doing so, however, are not included in your training and you must pay DCJS directly for fingerprint processing and registration fees. Please plan for your training days to be full. This course is primarily classroom theory and practical application of the skills we will be covering.

The course will be conducted at 230 Aviation Drive in Winchester, VA 2206.

Class begins at 8am on the day scheduled*. The door will be closed at 8:15am. It is recommended that students arrive 15 minutes early.

There is a one-hour lunch break. You may bring a lunch and use GSE’s refrigerator, microwave, and break room or you may go out for lunch. Intermittent breaks are given as scheduled by the instructor.

*Refer to your registration form for specific dates.

  • Photo ID.
  • Note taking materials. 
  • Clothing that allows for reasonable flexibility.
  • Wear shoes that allow for mobility and that have reasonable traction (athletic shoes or duty boots).
  • Fingernails should be trimmed so they do not extend beyond the tip of the finger when looking at them from the palm.
  • Instructors.
  • Classroom.
  • Applicable training aids/gear.
  • Electronic registration with DCJS.
  • Certificate of completion.

Course attire should be presentable and appropriate to the type of course you are taking. Logos/Designs should be non-offensive and neutral in nature.

Course payment is due the day of your course. You may pay with cash, check, or any major credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover).

Please be advised that there is a 4% surcharge applied to credit card payments.  

No weapons are authorized to be carried during this course. If you are a sworn law enforcement officer bound by general order to carry off-duty, please identify yourself to the lead instructor upon entering the building.

If inclement weather is expected on the day of training, GSE will decide to cancel/delay class start time no later than 6am the morning of the training. For students outside the area, please pay attention to the forecast in Frederick County as it often differs from areas east of the Shenandoah Valley.

This will be an educational experience and a great time for everyone involved. If you have any further questions, please contact us. Thank you and we look forward to training with you.

Karl Dear
Director of Training
Golden Seal Enterprises, Inc.
VA DCJS Training School #88-1476

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