Skip to main content

Safe Searches and Basic Drug Recognition in the School Environment

Please Note: We have moved to a new registration system (Benchmark Analytics). Create your account or log in here then either search for your desired training, or come back here and click "Register" to be taken directly to the event page. For more information or help, please refer to this user guide.



The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is pleased to offer a new “Safe Searches and Basic Drug Recognition in the School Environment” training. This training will discuss best practices for school employees to utilize when conducting searches on school property as well as signs and indications of substance use in the school environment.  

Who Should Attend

This training is open to school security officers, campus security officers, school administrators, and other relevant school safety personnel.  

Partial In-service Credit

Law Enforcement PIC will not be offered for this training. 

Certificate of Attendance

School Security Officers and Campus Security Officers will receive 4 hours of in-service credit for attending this course. 

Course Time and Details

Check-in for the training will begin at 7:30 AM. Training will begin at 8:00 AM and conclude at 12:00 PM.  

Cost and Registration

There is no fee associated with this training. Pre-registration is required.

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.

Travel, Lodging and Meals

Transportation, lodging, and meals are the responsibility of the participant.


For More Information, Contact:

Danielle Clark
Email Danielle

For Benchmark Password Assistance, Contact:

For Other Benchmark Assistance, Contact:

Dannie Anderson
Email Dannie