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Crime Prevention Specialist Recertification Training


The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is pleased to announce “Crime Prevention Specialist Recertification” training.  This course builds on the material provided in the basic crime prevention training, and it fulfills the 40 hours of additional crime prevention training necessary to recertify as a Crime Prevention Specialist.  The training will feature a combination of lecture, group discussion, and practical exercises. The course meets the requirement outlined in code (6VAC20-180-50) for Crime Prevention Specialist recertification.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for individuals with a DCJS Crime Prevention Specialist certification and those providing crime prevention services. Participants must be currently working in local, state and federal law enforcement or government agencies, including colleges and universities, either sworn, civilian or volunteer. 

Course Topics

● Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
● Community Policing
● Prevention of Adult Violence
● Prevention of Youth Violence
● Homeland Security/Terrorism Prevention
● Crime Prevention for Seniors
● Crime Analysis
● Code Enforcement/Nuisance Abatement
● And more

Partial In-service Credit

Law enforcement officers will receive partial in-service credit hours for this training.


There is no registration fee for this course.

Transportation, Lodging, Meals

Participants are responsible for their transportation, lodging, and meal expenses.  

Training Times and Details

Registration begins at 7:30 AM
Training runs from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day


Pre-registration is required.  There is no cost to attend this training.
Please note that the DCJS registration system does not have the capacity to sort eligible from ineligible registrants. Therefore, anyone who registers will receive a confirmation. It is the responsibility of the DCJS assigned course director to review the roster and make a final determination on acceptance into the course. Registrants not accepted will be notified via the email address provided during registration.